The Center for Student Engagement at The George Washington University is committed to transforming the student experience and empowering students to become active and engaged global citizens and leaders. The Center for Student Engagement • • • • • First-Year Involvement Information Residential Experience Student Organizations Greek Life GW Bound First-Year Involvement • • • • 81% - students involved in at least 1 organization 37% - hold at least 1 leadership position 55% - hold at least 1 job or internship 43% - participate in at least 1 hour monthly of service Residential Experience • Roommate relationships • Start communication now • Talk about expectations in the room • Best friends mantra • Roommate Agreement • Required in the first three weeks • Resources for students • Undergraduate, graduate, and professional staff Student Organizations • • • • • 450+ student organizations Over 1,300 leadership positions Nine categories of organizations Helps students connect to peers and explore interests Student Organizations Fairs – Day 3 and Welcome Week • http://studentorgs.gwu.edu Greek Life • 32% of undergraduate student body • Three governing councils • Interfraternity Council • Multicultural Greek Council • Panhellenic Association • All Greek GPA – 3.20 • New member GPA higher than first year GPA GW Bound • • • • DC Bound Adventure Bound Help students create connections Sign up through Colonial Inauguration Headquarters Contact Information Center for Student Engagement Colonial Crossroads Marvin Center 5th Floor 202-994-6555 [email protected] http://studentengagement.gwu.edu “Deeds Not Words” ~ George Washington About the Center • The Center aims to integrate civic engagement into George Washington University’s educational work. We focus GW’s resources to meet community needs beyond the campus, promote active citizenship in a diverse democracy, and enhance teaching, learning and scholarship at GW. • Focus Areas: Community Service & Engagement; Academic Service-Learning; Service Careers; & Social Entrepreneurship Community Service & Engagement • SIGNATURE SERVICE EVENTS & IMMERSION PROGRAMS Community Service & Engagement • ON-GOING SERVICE PROGRAMS Academic Service-Learning KNOWLEDGE IN ACTION • Over 45 courses from introductory to capstones that extend classroom learning into the community through meaningful and challenging service for undergraduate and graduate students. • Engage in scholarship through community-based research projects with our faculty and students. Service Careers CAREERS FOR THE COMMON GOOD • GW has some of the highest numbers of off-campus professional opportunities in the nation. 40% of federal work-study jobs are in the government & nonprofit sector. • Collaborating with the GW Career Center, students and alumni can access volunteer, internship, and job opportunities online through GWork. Social Entrepreneurship IDEAS IN ACTION • Institutional funding and support is available to students working in collaboration with community organizations through the Public Service Grant Commission and the Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial ServiceLearning. Questions? http://serve.gwu.edu [email protected] Connect with us on: One Part of Civil Rights History • • • • • • Congressman Kenneth Adams The 13 Adam’s States Office of Civil Rights stepped in The Adams Order “Eliminate the present day effect of past discrimination.” The 60’s…a movement Vision Through the development of strategic partnerships and innovative diversity: programs; instruction; and community building, the MSSC supports the growth of a university experience that prepares student for life success in an increasingly diverse and changing world The MSSC will contribute to university diversity efforts to insure that all students have the same quality college experience that creates the foundation of a lifelong relationship with GW. Mission • Support the shaping of a campus climate that welcomes cultural, racial, ethnic, and intellectual diversity. • Support the academic, cultural, social, ethical, spiritual and professional growth of the students we serve. • Focus on the retention, inclusion and increase in the participation rates for the broadest diversity of students in university life. • Partner with university life service providers to support, guide and lead diversity efforts. • Assess and monitor campus climate in residence, classroom, and student life • Consult, troubleshoot, advise and advocate MSSC Cultural Education Programs Sept 15-Oct 15 October October November Jan 21 February March March April 21 April April April Latino/Hispanic Heritage LGBT National Coming Out Bi-Racial Awareness Week Native Indian Heritage Month Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Black History Month Women’s History Month South Asian Heritage Month The Jackie Robinson Series Asian & Pac. Islander Heritage Interfaith Dinner Interfaith Baccalaureate Student Engagement Programs • • • • • • • • • • Diversity/ Multi Cultural Block Party New Student Welcome Series Weekly Webinars & Documentaries Cultural Movie Nights Weekly Cross Cultural Potluck Dinners Multi Cultural Thanksgiving Late Night Study Zone Leadership and Diversity Conference RISE - Peer Mentor Program LGBT Mentor Program Diversity Training Sessions • • • • • • • • Cross Cultural Communication Diversity 101 Speak Up – Responding to Bigotry Safe Zones – Become and LGBT Ally Transgender 101 Understanding Religious on Campus Campus Conversations on Race Diversity and Leadership MSSC Special Programs & Partners • • • • • • Multi Cultural Thanksgiving with Parent Services Diversity Keynote Series with Faculty Welcome Week (Block Party) with CSE MLK Day of Service with CCEPS Colonial Insight with Admissions CI, Welcome Week, Excellence with Hallmark Programs • Multi Cultural Graduation Celebration-University Relations Religious Life • • • • • • • Services and Programs 9/11 Interfaith Vigil Interfaith Dinner MLK Day of Service Interfaith Baccalaureate Faith-Based Student Org Advising Connections with local Faith Communities President’s Interfaith Community Service Challenge Mission Statement The George Washington University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center provides a comprehensive range of education, support and advocacy services to create and maintain an open, safe and inclusive campus environment. The LGBT Resource Center welcomes a diversity of racial, ethnic, religious, political and cultural values and is committed to enhancing acceptance and quality of life for the entire GW community. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Resource Center • • • • • • • Services and Programs LGBT Safe Zone and Ally Training Transgender Awareness Training LGBT Student Speakers Bureau LGBT Mentor Program LGBT Lending Library (DVD’s and Books) LGBT Studies Minor (Women’s Studies Dept.) LGBT Resource Center (welcoming space open to all!) How do I get involved? Check out our website, http://gwired.gwu.edu/mssc/LGBT/ Sign up for the LGBT Resource Center’s “Gay Agenda,” our weekly newsletter. E-mail us at [email protected] Come see us this Fall on the third floor of the MSSC! The Building Engaging Staff A Day in the Life Deep Roots, Many Branches THE MSSC, it is more than just a building! Illuminating diversity…in the university! IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY ON “G” STREET! Don’t be a stranger, more importantly…… don’t be strange. Enthuuuuuuusiasm The MSSC 2127 G Street [email protected] www.gwired.gwu.edu/mssc Questions?