Getting the Most out of GW & DC

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GW 101
GETTING THE MOST OUT
OF GW AND DC
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
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Student Involvement Information
Residential Experience
NewU
Student Organizations
Greek Life
GW Bound
Student Involvement
• 87% of students are involved in at least 1
organization
• 28% of first-year students hold a leadership position
• 52% of students volunteer weekly
• 33% of students work at an internship every week
• 32% of students work on campus for pay every week
• 26% of students work off campus for pay every week
How Students Spend Their Time
• 9 hours of classroom related activity
• 5 hours of co-curricular activities
• Join 2 organizations
Help your student decide what works for them!
Residential Experience
• Roommate relationships
• Start communication now
• Talk about expectations in the room
• Roommate Agreement
• Required in the first four weeks
Residential Experience
• Resident Advisors will
• Get to know you
• Connect you to the community
• Maintain the community
• Community Standards
• Maintain a positive living experience
• Includes policies for visitors, quiet hours, civility and
conduct
NewU – What’s That?
• Fall semester
• Help first-year students transition to GW
• Topics include:
• Navigating DC
• Academic success
• Managing finances
Student Organizations
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Over 400 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
• 31% 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
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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
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67 courses from introductory to
capstones that extend
classroom learning into the
community through meaningful
and challenging service for
undergraduate and graduate
students.
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Engage in scholarship through
community-based research
projects with our faculty and
students.
Service Careers
CAREERS FOR THE COMMON GOOD
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Collaborating with the Center for Career Services, students and
alumni can access volunteer, internship, and job opportunities
online through GWork.
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More than 30% of funds for Federal Work-Study are used in
community service and government.
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Center for Civic Engagement programs work make explicit the
academic and professional skills developed through community
service and service-learning.
Social Entrepreneurship
IDEAS IN ACTION
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GWupstart Social Innovation
Lab + Prize teaches students
how to become self-starting
leaders able to find new, effective
ways to solve social and
environmental issues.
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]
@gwservice
Connect with us on:
Vision
Through the development of strategic
partnerships, innovative programs, and life long
relationships, the MSSC fosters the growth of a
university experience that prepares students for
success in an increasingly diverse and global
society.
One Part of Civil Rights History
Congressman Kenneth Adams
The 13 Adam’s States
Office of Civil Rights
The Adams Order
“Eliminate the present day effect of past discrimination.”
The 60’s…a movement
Nationwide Change
Four Critical Institutional
Measures of Diversity and Inclusion
Statistical
Hierarchical
Ideological
Interactional
Cultural Education Programs
“Only at Gw Moments”
Sept 15-Oct 15
October
October
November
November
January
February
March
March
April 21
April
April
Latino/Hispanic Heritage
LGBT National Coming Out
Bi-Racial Awareness Week
Interfaith Dinner
Native Indian Heritage Month
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Black History Month
Women’s History Month
South Asian Heritage
The Jackie Robinson Series
Asian & Pac. Islander Heritage
Interfaith Baccalaureate
Community Building Programs
MSSC Block Party
Weekly Webinars & Documentaries
Movie Nights
Potluck Dinners
MSSC Thanksgiving
Late Night Study Zone (Midterms and Finals)
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 Life on Campus
Diversity and Leadership
Community Engagement
HiScip
Early Admission Program
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholars
Community School Visits
Community Service in Heritage Celebration
Public Health in Heritage Celebration
LGBT Event in Heritage Celebration
DC Cultural Festivals
DC Service and Advocacy Programs
Partnerships w/ Local Community Organizations
Religious Diversity & Interfaith Programs
Interfaith Dinner
Interfaith Baccalaureate
Interfaith Service - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
President’s Interfaith & Community Service Campus
Challenge
Religious Diversity Training
Faith-Based Student Organization Advising
Religious Diversity and Interfaith Programming
Partnerships with the Religion Department
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.
MSSC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual &
Transgender Resource Center (LGBT)
LGBT Safe Zone & Transgender 101 Trainings
LGBT Speakers Bureau
LGBT Mentor Program
LGBT and Sexuality Studies Minor
LGBT Community Service
LGBT Resource Library
LGBT Allied in Pride Student Organization
LGBT Alumni Association
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 in Room 103 in the MSSC!
The Key’s to our success
Diverse and Engaging Staff
Operations in the Building
Important Partners
Home Away from Home
Engaging Staff
The Building
The Building
Oasis Model
Open 7 Days – 90 Hours
Mon-Thurs, 9 to 11pm Friday, 9
to 8pm
Saturday, Flex
Sunday, 2 to 10 pm
44 years
Student Organization Centered
Student Org Spaces
Cultural Imagery
MSSC E-Newsletter
Program Sponsorship
Diversity Program Resources
Home away from Home
Academic Resources
Important Program Partners
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Faculty
Academic Advising
Admissions
Alumni
CSE
CCEPS
Financial Aid
Hallmark Programs
Colonial Central
Career Services
University Counseling
• Disability Support Services
• Parent Services
• Student Rights and
Responsibilities
• University Relations
• External Relations
• Study Abroad
• International Student
Services
• UPD
• Athletics
MSSC Partner Programs
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DI Leadership Retreat
Freshman Day of Service with CCEPS
Welcome Week w/CSE
MLK Day of Service w/CCEPS
Colonial Insight w/Admissions
C I w/Hallmark Programs
MSSC Graduation Celebration
A home away from home
Future Challenges and Opportunities
Global Cultural Competency
Muslim Student Enrollment
International Student Enrollment
Supporting Graduate Students
Supporting academic and offices
Strategic Planning (advancing/integrating the university
plan & VPDI goals and priorities)
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
[email protected]
www.gwired.gwu.edu/mssc
Questions?

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