Colette-van-Olden with the training group

Colette van Olden helped to set up, teach, and breakdown a training with Empower the Girls. The program teaches women to be self-aware and prepared. It goes over the fundamentals of safety and moves in case of attack. “Working in this program, I have not only been able to empower others, but also empower myself,”…

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Mary-Fitgerald and her InclusiveU buddy

Education student, Mary Fitzgerald met weekly with her peer partner who is a student in the Inclusive U program here at Syracuse University. Mary said, “This experience both connected me to the idea of civic engagement and more insight into my future career as an educator. By volunteering, I was able to form a connection…

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Evening with Jay Smooth

Evening with Jay Smooth 2019

Alexander Tsemberis ’21 coordinated with Deans, the Chief Diversity Officer at SU, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Hendricks Chapel to organize a keynote guest speaker on campus, securing a budget of over $15,000. He managed communications plans between the keynote guest speaker’s talent agency and Phi Sigma Pi; coordinated all keynote guest speaker’s engagement…

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Serve with CLASS

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The CLASS office is currently looking for current undergraduate and graduate students who would like to be trained to serve on academic integrity hearing panels. Panel members vote regarding academic integrity cases for their fellow students, so this is a unique service opportunity to participate on campus. Hearings are based on your schedule and are…

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Community Building


Last year Brianna Hui ’22 was a resident advisor in Dall Hall. It was her job to ensure the safety and wellbeing of 40+ residents and also to create a community on the floor. “Being an RA is not a clock in and out situation,” according to Brianna. “Students can need me for help anytime.…

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Can We Talk?


Amanda Paule ‘22 (third from right) served as an English conversation group leader, conducting weekly hour-long meetings with a group of five international students. “This was another civic experience that highlighted for me the enrichment and connection that can come from engaging with opportunities within my community,” Amanda said, ”especially those outside of my usual…

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Pack a Bookbag for Kids

cartoon backpack full of school supplies

Pack a Bookbag for Kids Christian Outreach at Syracuse is doing a backpack packing event where we are filling bags with school supplies to be sent to local elementary schools. It will be 9/28 in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel at 8 pm. Everyone is welcome to join and get some civic hours in!

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Stop Bias & Hate Initiative

bias hurts logo

The Stop Bias & Hate Initiative is looking to hire an undergraduate student for our Peer Educator position for the upcoming school year. Peer educators facilitate educational and interactive trainings and programs that teach students about conscious and unconscious bias. Peer Educators also provide insight to university leaders about university culture and help to envision…

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Students Demand Action Syracuse to Hold Forum

Students Demand Action Syracuse is holding an event to discuss the intersections of gun violence and AAPI hate crimes this weekend on Sunday, March 28th, at 3. This event will be both an open discussion forum as well as a workshop on being actively anti-racist. Because active education is such an important part of gun…

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