Office of Student Life

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Community Engagement - Leadership Week

 

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Personal Exploration - Community Engagement - Wellness - Inclusion - Career Development - Graduate & Professional Events
We believe that leadership is a process that can be learned, with the ultimate goal of bettering our communities. Programs focused on Community Engagement explore the various ways in which you, as a student, can be engage in your community in positive and meaningful ways.

Schedule of Events:

Tuesday, October 6

Live From the KBK: Community Engagement Edition

10-10:30am

Join us every morning of Leadership Week to learn more about the five themes of Leadership Week and what those look like in practice for university leaders. For this session, we will be diving deeper into the Community Engagement theme. We believe that leadership is a process that can be learned, with the ultimate goal of bettering our communities. Programs focused on Community Engagement explore the various ways in which you, as a student, can be engage in your community in positive and meaningful ways.

Themes: Community Engagement

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students, Faculty/Staff

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcoceGtpz4vHdw3Q8yN0j_NzYNATq3Iga9j

Leadership Through Service

4-5pm

Are you interested in learning more about service? Or how to gain leadership experience in roles connected to service? Our members of Buck-I-SERV can help you answer these questions and learn more about what it means to be an active citizen and how to be a leader through service. This FYSS/PDC will show what a week through Buck-I-SERV’s service trips looks like, in addition to other ways to get involved with service locally or virtually

Themes: Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Join this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/j/93961200455?pwd=Qjk5YTN4L0h6RDA3cGpmc3dkMmtvZz09 (password: 446777)

Making Philanthropy and Service Meaningful in Sorority and Fraternity Life

5:30-6:30pm

Do your members struggle to get excited and engaged with your chapters' service initiatives? Do you want your brothers/sisters to go from being a passive community member to an active citizen in the community? Join us as we discuss how to make philanthropy and service more meaningful in your Sorority & Fraternity experience.  After attending this session participants will have an understanding of the many facets of the service world and how you can shake up your philanthropy/service programs to have a greater impact on your members and the community. Attendees will leave this session with ideas on how to engage with service, tools on how to process experiences, and the ability to draw a deeper connection between service/philanthropy initiatives to your organization's values.

Themes: Community Engagement

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students, Faculty/Staff

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/j/94034925914?pwd=SFV4Wm4wU0dIaHdpUE1ERWRPMU9adz09 

Keith B. Key Center Open House

6:30-8pm

The KBK CSLS Open House will provide students and student organizations with an interactive info session about the resources available to them (such as the Student Organization Success Framework) while getting involved on campus. The program will also give students access to virtually connect with each student organization housed in the CSLS and learn more about the various groups.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Join this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErfuGsrjsiGNYN2bTbbTMsqaF0fhdS0osT (password: 907119)

Wednesday, October 7

Introduction to Activism: A Political Engagement Primer

3-4pm

If you are feeling moved by current social justice activism, but do not know what direction to go, this session is for you. This program will encourage students to embrace the importance of political engagement, and provide tangible skills to get involved in issue based advocacy.

Themes: Community Engagement

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsdOmsrjsoHtSxUrHO1Ym7SRB4VJTgqtF6

Good Trouble: Honoring John Lewis through Social Change and Political Mobilization

7-8pm

The workshop honors the life and legacy of Humanitarian and Activist, John Lewis. Participants will examine a few of Congressman Lewis' pivotal contributions to the Civil Rights movement. Students will engage in personal introspection and critical thinking activities.  They will also be given strategies on how to mobilize persons according to common interests while considering a wide spectrum of socio-economic, political, and religious identities. The session gives particular emphasis to courage, collective work, civic engagement, political responsibility, and personal accountability.  Certain testimonials from Congressman Lewis' close friends, colleagues, and mentees will be included.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Join this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/j/91950049553?pwd=cU9BbXc0NElpT3E4b1p4VC8zWnp0Zz09

Thursday, October 8

OWL Student Leadership Opportunities Info Session

1-2pm

The Ohio State Welcome Leader (OWL) program has a variety of leadership opportunities available to returning students. Learn more about what our program is all about, hear from past student leaders, hear about application timelines, and specifics on the roles you may interested in for summer 2021!

Themes: Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctcuqtrDMvG9QnT1SJk0_PPof5Zvje8dK6

Practicing Everyday Leadership: A Panel Discussion With University Leaders

5-6pm

In Student Life, we believe that leadership is not a position, but a process and something that you practice every day. Leadership doesn’t belong to a specific type or person – it is a series of skills that can be learned and developed by anyone. Come to this panel to hear from current leaders across The Ohio State University about how they practice leadership every day.

Panelists Include

  • Dr. Melissa Shivers, Vice President of Student Life
  • Lorraine Pennyman - Director, Fisher Undergraduate Leadership & Engagement Office
  • Jen Pelletier - Associate Director, Student Activities
  • Krystal Reeb - Associate Director, Student Conduct

Themes: Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students, Faculty/Staff

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HQhyNw9hQheFQrt6Kvk0gw 

 

 

Volunteering and Beyond!

6-7pm

Social justice work includes a spectrum of opportunities such as allyship, socially responsible daily behavior, and education about current events and issues. In this presentation members of Buck-I-SERV will show students how they can take steps towards become an active citizen through social justice work, including hands on service experiences like Buck-I-SERV trips. We will provide direct connections to our community to exemplify how the work of active citizens can impact social justice issues.

Themes: Career Development, Community Engagement, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/j/92908518159?pwd=b0FMdTRtZW5LaVRBazRBdmVPQlhFdz09 (password: 218591)

Friday, October 9

“Actually, We Do Care”: Young People in Politics

12:30-1:30pm

Too often, people write off Millennials and Gen Z as apathetic or uninteresting in politics. From the youth movement that mobilized for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign to the groundswell of youth voter turnout in the 2018 midterm elections, we know that this this isn’t true. Come to this workshop to learn more about why young folks should be civically engagement, and how to make a plan for your own civic engagement.

Themes: Community Engagement, Inclusion, Personal Exploration

Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate/Professional Students

Register for this session at: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pcOmprDMuE91DSYPH2sJtkkwqeIoMVPHO


Questions? Contact Anna Wagner for more information!