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Want to get more involved? Want the opportunity to showcase your organization and recruit new members? The Annual Fall Involvement Fair has become the place to be for students interested in joining clubs and organizations. Over 5,000 students walked through last years’ event. Early registration is encouraged to ensure a reserved table. Organizations have the opportunity to positively showcase what they’re all about! This is a can't miss event for any student looking to get involved. This year's Involvement Fair is Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 11am-3pm on the Academic Quad (rain date: Friday, September 4). Hope to see you there!
Did you miss your opportunity to get involved in the fall? Here’s your chance! The Spring Organization Fair is an annual event held in the early spring. The fair consists of about 65 student organizations and provides students with the opportunity to become acquainted with student groups. And organizations, this is your opportunity to showcase what you’ve got and recruit new members! With each year hosting a different theme, it is definitely a fun, festive environment that all are encouraged to attend. Organizations ought to apply early for a table at the fair because there is a limited amount of space. Registration for tables typically begins on November 1st.
The Co-Curricular Portfolio is an amazing opportunity to give yourself an edge over other candidates for first jobs and graduate programs! Very few universities offer this document that lists what you have been involved in "out of the classroom" and how that involvement has impacted your life. Resumes only have so much room for you to showcase your collegiate involvement. Employers have told us that the CCP is a great addition to any applicants portfolio and actively endorse it. It’s never too late to start one. Get your Co-Curricular Portfolio today!
What is it exactly? The Co-Curricular Portfolio provides a framework for students to document their out-of-classroom activities to complement their academic experience and career goals. The Portfolio also gives students an opportunity to reflect on their co-curricular accomplishments, personal growth, and development. Finally, the Co-Curricular Portfolio is designed to supplement student transcripts and resumes when applying for professional positions and entrance into graduate school. Click the icon for more information!
Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is as much an obligation and responsibility in leadership as it is a mark of highest distinction and honor. Membership is awarded to undergraduate junior and senior students; to graduate students; to faculty, staff, administration and alumni; and to persons qualifying for membership "honoris causa." Student membership is open only to individuals currently enrolled at institutions with active Omicron Delta Kappa Circles. Student membership candidates must rank in the upper 35 percent in scholarship of their school or college and must show leadership in at least one of five areas: scholarship; athletics; campus or community service, social and religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech, and the mass media; and creative and performing arts. An individual achieving distinction in his or her chosen profession or rendering outstanding service through leadership may be elected to honorary membership (honoris causa). We partner with the Honors College in supporting this honorary.
An exciting leadership cultural immersion trip to Spain with West Chester University’s Study Abroad and Office of Student Leadership & Involvement is in store for students of West Chester University during Spring Break 2016. The $2,900 price tag is all-inclusive - no surprise hidden fees like on other tours. You will only be responsible for lunches and a few dinners when we are out on excursions, as well as, purchasing Spanish bling for your family and friends. The cost includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, breakfast, all dinners, full-time dedicated Tour Director and special entrances to attractions. Still signing people up. E-mail Charlie Warner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Barrett McGee at email@example.com or Sue Visoskas at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this amazing opportunity.
National Hazing Prevention week is an opportunity for campuses, schools, communities, organizations, and individuals to promote the prevention of hazing. It is observed during the last week of September each year or whenever it is most convenient in your calendar. For each group or person, the experience is their own, but the important thing is that we are doing something to prevent hazing! Utilizing a national awareness week is a great way to bring attention to the problem of hazing. This week allows us to educate parents, faculty and staff, community members, local and campus police, and others so that they can more easily recognize hazing. More importantly, they can have the knowledge and skills to intervene when hazing occurs. The ultimate goal is to prevent hazing from happening in the first place! Through strong educational efforts, diligent policy reinforcement, and comprehensive and ongoing community efforts, we can accomplish that goal!
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At West Chester University the Hazing Policy is distributed to educate all student groups with member processes at the beginning of each semester. Organizations are asked to provide a signature from each member and new member to ensure compliance with the policy. The policy is part of Having Prevention Week.