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Campus and Community Involvement. By: James Carrier, Marissa Tetreault , Nicole Chivas , and Nathan Umbriano. Goals of our Presentation. Introduce the concept of involvement and its relevance in your day-to-day life. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<p>PowerPoint Presentation</p> <p>Campus and Community InvolvementBy: James Carrier, Marissa Tetreault, Nicole Chivas, and Nathan Umbriano1September 26, 2012CSV 302 URI 101 Mentor ClassIntroduce the concept of involvement and its relevance in your day-to-day life.To give an understanding of different ways to find out about involvement opportunities.To provide you with an understanding of how being involved will positively impact your URI experience.Goals of our Presentation2To challenge you to experiment to find paths to campus involvement that work for you as an individual.To expand your knowledge of how event, job, and involvement opportunities are promoted throughout the University of Rhode Island.Goals of our Presentation3Involvement, in its purest form is the fact or condition of being involved with or participating in something.</p> <p>In terms of this presentation, we will be talking about how a student can be involved in the University of Rhode Island community and in the community surrounding URI.What is involvement?4Greek LifeWork/Study JobsClubsIntramural Sports TeamsStudent SenateCampus Representatives for Major CompaniesVarious Religious CentersAthleticsUniversity Jobs (RAs, URI 101 Mentorships, Orientation, et cetera)Can you give some examples of involvement in terms of URI?5A community is a collection of people living in a particular area or place. (i.e. "local communities".)In terms of the University of Rhode Island, it is the campus, the faculty and staff, the students, and the people living on and immediately surrounding campus.The surrounding community can mean anything from South Kingstown (the town in which URI is located) to Providence, Cranston, Warwick, or the State of Rhode IslandWhat is a community?6GLBT Greek LifeVarious Majors and LLCsResidence HallsThe beach community (Upperclassman that live down the line)The list can go on and on!7Can you give us some examples of communities on and around URI?When we talk about involvement in the University of Rhode Island, we are talking about being involved directly on campus.This means you are taking part in organizations, working jobs, and volunteering in ways that directly effect the University of Rhode Island, its students, and faculty.Community involvement means getting involved in service projects, organizations, and jobs that effect the areas and towns around URI and in Rhode Island.What does all of this community involvement mean?8Does anyone have any questions on what we have covered up until this point of the presentation?9Quick Q&amp;A In many ways:LeadershipMeet people and make new friendsExperience and experimentImprove abilitiesGet the most out of collegeFeel at home fasterManage stress betterOrganize time betterImprove resumeMeet organizational advisors Make memories</p> <p>How does involvement impact my day-to-day life?10Dont know how to get involved on campus? Here is how!11Greek life currently consists of just under 20% of the student body here at URI.To join a fraternity or sorority, you have to rush! For more information about Rush, go to the Christopher House which is located next to the Union across the street from parking services.The Christopher House is where the Greek advisor, Inter Fraternal Council members, and Pan-Hellenic members hang out, they know tons about rush.12Greek Life The Rush!There are more than 100 different clubs and organizations to get involved in here at URI, ranging from the nutrition club, humans vs zombies, the fencing club and so many more. If you are interested in joining a club, go to the student involvement office in the memorial union. There you can find a list of all of the student organizations and where they meet!13ClubsOver 15 different intramural sportsFrequently asked questions about Intramural Sports: Rec Sports Site: LEAGUES:;SchId=paZJWOxP7qaW67zMji4mSw==14Intramural Sports(Rec Services of URI)Wednesdays, 6:30 PMStudent Senate Chambers3rd floor in the Memorial UnionMission Statement : The Senate shall be the representative student government of the University of Rhode Island, deriving its power and legitimacy from the consent of the governed. The Senate remains a separate and distinct entity from the University of Rhode Island and all underlying affiliates. As the representative voice of the undergraduate student body of the University of Rhode Island, the Senate shall be obligated to discuss any matters brought before the Senate by a member of the URI community that affect students directly or indirectly as students or as citizens. The Senate shall have power to establish, recognize and promote educational, social and cultural activities for the enhancement of student life.</p> <p>15Student SenateAll of URI Varsity Athletics are Division 1. Mens: Womens:BaseballBasketballBasketball Cross CountryCross CountryRowingFootballSoccer`GolfSoftballSoccerSwimming &amp; DivingTrack &amp; Field TennisTrack &amp; FieldVolleyball16University of Rhode Island AthleticsThere are also club sports at URI!Get involved by emailing the coaches, whose emails can be found on: GoRhody.com17Not a varsity athlete?RAs are essential to the everyday life of on-campus living and oversee the activities that occur in the residence halls. On average, there is one Resident Advisor (RA) for every 25 students. ( become an RA, you must apply online at through the Department of Housing and Residential Life.18Resident AdvisorsOrientation leaders play a crucial role in the lives of incoming freshmen students.Orientation is the first taste of college for incoming freshmen, therefore the OLs are very upbeat and excited about URI. It is an OLs job to get the students excited about the upcoming year and all that URI has to offer.Apply at ! </p> <p>19Become and Orientation Leader20Another Quick Q&amp;AInvolvement is important because you:Meet new people and make friendsMake connectionsGain knowledgeImprove leadership and communication skillsLearn how to manage your time wiselyBuild your resumeHave fun!21How involvement positively effects your URI experienceSTART A NEW ONE!If you ever want to start your own group, just go to the Student Senate chambers located on the second floor of the Memorial Union right next to the coffee house.There, you can fill out the paperwork to get your club moving in the right direction.The Student Senate reps make it simple, and easy to get your own club going!22What if none of these groups are for me?If you feel like you never know what events are going on, then you need to check out the URI events calendar!To look at the calendar, go to that simple!23I do not know what's going on ever!Students who become involved while at college report success both inside and outside the classroom</p> <p>Involved students combine their knowledge from the classroom and the skills from involvement to better prepare themselves for the future.24How involvement positively effects your URI experienceCant find a student club or organization that interests you? You can always start your own!To start a Student Senate recognized organization, you can follow these simple steps:Bring together 10 students who want to join your organizationFill out the necessary paperwork (e.g., Application for Recognition, Model Constitution, and Complete List of Members)Further Questions? Visit URI Student Senate website25What if none of these groups are for me?Looking for something to do? Want to know whats going on today on campus?</p> <p>Visit the URI Events Calendar!</p> <p>http://events.uri.edu26I do not know what's going on ever!There is always a website! The best place to start any search about our school is the URI HomepageOther Useful WebsitesStudent Involvement Office Serviceshttp://career.uri.eduRecreational</p> <p>27Is there a website?Career ServicesGreat resource for both on-campus and off-campus jobsRhodyNet Career Search EngineCampus Career FairsEnrollment ServicesCoordinates Federal Work Study programProvides lists of on-campus jobs for students28How Do I Find an On-campus Job?Feinstein Civic Engagement ProgramContact InformationSarah Miller, Coordinator Roosevelt 135Phone: 401-874-7422Email: sgmiller@uri.eduClearinghouse For VolunteersPhone: 401-874-2568Email: urivolunteers@gmail.comWebsite:</p> <p>29What community service opportunities are there?All URI 101 students give back to the community by participating in a service project</p> <p>These projects are part of the Feinstein Civic Engagement Program run through the Office of Experiential Learning &amp; Community Engagement</p> <p>Visit for more information and upcoming opportunities!30How can we get our students involved in the community?Comments? Questions? 31Last Q&amp;A</p>