GW101 presents… Finding Community at GW A Joint Presentation by the Center for Student Engagement, Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, & Multicultural Student Services Center Community…it’s what we do Multicultural Student Services Center Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service Center for Student Engagement • 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. How we connect students • • • • Residential Experience Student Organizations Greek Life GW Bound Residential Experience • Roommate relationships • Start communication now • Talk about expectations in the room • Roommate Agreement 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 Student Organizations • • • • Over 400 student organizations Nine categories of organizations Student Organizations Fairs http://studentorgs.gwu.edu Student Organizations • Make connections • Pursue interests • Learn and develop leadership and other skills Greek Life • 32% of undergraduate student body • Three governing councils • Interfraternity Council • Multicultural Greek Council • Panhellenic Association Greek Life Pillars • Scholarship • All Greek GPA – 3.15 • New member GPA • Leadership • Service • 45750+ hours • $313,500+ • Brotherhood/Sisterhood GW Bound • Three guarantees • For more information, see our staff Contact Information • Center for Student Engagement • Colonial Crossroads • Marvin Center 5th Floor • 202-994-6555 • [email protected] • http://studentengagement.gwu.edu 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: (1)Community Service & Engagement; (2)Academic Service-Learning; (3)Service Careers; (4)Social Entrepreneurship Community Service & Engagement • SIGNATURE SERVICE EVENTS & IMMERSION PROGRAMS Class of 2019 Specific Programs & Events Community Service & Engagement • ON-GOING SERVICE PROGRAMS Academic Service-Learning • KNOWLEDGE IN ACTION • Over 70 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 • Mentorship and additional support is available to students through GWUpstart Social Innovation Lab. • Students working in collaboration with community organizations through the Public Service Grant Commission and the Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learning can also access institutional funding through these programs. During 2014-15 Academic Year • Over 9,200 students participated in service. • 655,192 hours of service to the community performed. • 674 Presidential Volunteer Service Awards presented. [email protected] | @GWService Connect with us on: HTTP://SERVE.GWU.EDU DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION EDUCATION ACADEMIC SUPPORT, ADVOCACY, AND RETENTION RELIGIOUS LIFE LGBT RESOURCE CENTER IN THE OFFICE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION Our Vision • Through the development of strategic partnerships, innovative programs, and life long relationships, the MSSC fosters the development of a university experience that prepares GW students for success in an increasingly diverse and global society. Our History: • Congressman Kenneth Adams • The 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 • 46 Years Cultural Education Programs: “Only at Gw:” • • • • • • • • • • • • Sept 15-Oct 15 Sept 11 October October November November January February March March April May Latino/Hispanic Heritage 9 – 11 Vigil 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 Asian & Pac. Islander Heritage Interfaith Baccalaureate Campus Community Building Programs: • ICL Leadership Retreat • Block Party • D & I Thanksgiving • Late Night Study Zone • Graduation Celebration • M/C Leaders Council Diversity & Inclusion Training: • Cross Cultural Communication • Diversity 101 • Speak Up – Responding to Bias Statements • Safe Zones – Become and LGBT Ally • Transgender 101 • Understanding Religious Life on Campus • Diversity and Leadership OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS LIFE Religious Diversity & Interfaith Programs • Interfaith Dinner • President Obama’s Interfaith & Service Campus Challenge • 9-11 Vigil • Interfaith Service - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (CCEPS) • Religious Diversity Training • Faith-Based Student Organization Support • Religious Diversity and Interfaith Programming • Partnership with the Religion Department & Local Faith Leaders • Interfaith Baccalaureate 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) • • • • • • • • Safe Zone & Transgender 101 Trainings Speakers Bureau Mentor Program LGBT and Sexuality Studies Minor Community Service Resource Library 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! Key’s to our Success: Student Centered Resources • • • • • Oasis Model Mon - Friday 9 to 11pm Saturday 12 to 6 pm Sunday 4 to10 pm 46 years on G Street • • • • • Student Org Spaces MSSC E-Newsletter Cultural Resource Info Academic Resources Cultural Competency Key’s to our Success: Key’s to our Success: “Anyone’s home away from home” • We Believe: • THE MSSC, it is more than just a building! • Where are you from….and where are you from from? • 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! • Every student belongs • The MSSC - 2127 G [email protected] www.gwired.gwu.edu/mssc • @gwmssc • https://www.facebook.com/GWMSSC • 202-994-MSSC Questions?