Be a Peer Educator

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Be a Peer Educator Peer Educators work in health promotion at the Barnes Center at The Arch and are a group of undergraduate students who provide health and wellness information to the campus community. Peer Educators are held to a high standard in their role and act as liaisons that connect their peers to an…

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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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When You Need Him Most

Matthew-Sala in SUA uniform sitting in ambulance

Matthew Sala is a Crew Chief, a Driver, and a mentor for new members of Syracuse University Ambulance (SUA). “Volunteering with SUA has profoundly impacted my idea of what it means to engage with the community,” Matthew said. “Providing care for SU/ESF students and faculty in their times of greatest need has shown me how…

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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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OttoTHON! For the Kids!

Erica Daley with 4 other OttoTHON volunteers

Erica Daley ‘24 was a member of this year’s OttoTHON Leadership Program. First year students raise money, advertise, promote, and organize OttoTHON–a 12 hour dance marathon that benefits the children at Upstate Golisano Hospital. Erica said, “I am so thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with other dedicated first year students to help the children…

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Community Garden Work

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Yasmin Nayrouz ‘24 helped out at a gardening event at a local church, an event sponsored by the Student Association. “This was such a great day, and I’m so glad I volunteered!” said Yasmin. “We were able to help set up a new garden at a local church, which they plan to give people in…

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Eat Your Veggies!


We are looking forward to kicking off the school year and our upcoming Slow Food events! To start the year off, we want to make everyone aware of our partnership with  Common Thread Community Farm based in Madison, NY.  Each fall, we partner with them to provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to support the local…

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