First post here on the ‘ol “State of the Union”, but I wanted to show off a little bit of my plans for the fall in the hopes to peak interest and grab feedback from you all come class time again :)
I call this group of goals the 4 C’s, is it tacky? Absolutely, but most things that stick are always a little tacky ;)
As the VP Student Affairs, it is my duty to broadcast a large set of information to the greater student population. I aim to cater the necessary information about events, club initiatives and student services on campus in the easiest way to digest.
Infographs will be a huge part of my Club Handbook Breakdown initiative which aims to compress the crucial club building blocks for students to read easier. It will act as a club info breakdown for key points like: where to find clubs, how to get involved in club activities, how to make a club, how to apply for grants, how to apply to paint a mural ect.
In advertising our own events I plan to work with our Communications Coordinator closely to utilize all our marketing assets and outlets. With a larger stress on social media utilization I hope to be able to branch into our web sources and get event awareness out to students more effectively.
We as students help shape the overall student experience, much of what we get out of our time here at the UofL directly correlates with the time put into shaping it. As the manager and communicator of club operations on campus I hope to work closely with the resources we have here on campus, aka clubs, and build mutual event relationships to pull off even larger events than we could make possible just ourselves.
One such initiative I started when DJSAL was formed, the main goal being to support clubs on campus in need of music with the large presence of willing DJs to perform. In turn we gave the DJs the tools to perform and started the building blocks off the event performing experience. This year I aim to show off clubs that constantly support student events and match up clubs that can benefit from a symbiotic relationship.
This pillar is an extension of my previous initiative which is aiming to support clubs working together, as well as help clubs explore all their own options when organizing personal events or fundraisers. I plan on bringing my past knowledge and experience to the table for each event discussion as a way to help clubs be the best they can be.
Last year we had approximately 63 fully ratified clubs, all with amazing ideas and organization goals. This leads to plenty of outlets for students to build community, make change and shape experience. I’m here to help guide that process and direct those ideas in the right direction for both new and current clubs.
This is by far the simplest, but most important factor of my goals I’ve set forth and quite simply, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. We have seen an amazing growth for events on campus, some with ideas that work and some ideas that do not. I plan to assess the events we’ve put forth in the past, kick out what did not work and build on what did.
Fresh Fest last year was a HUGE success, and it was a combination of an amazing team with a spice of new ideas that pulled off one of the largest Fresh Festivals to date. Being part of the team last year I plan to look again at what we did and what we can do better to build up the AWE and add in SOME extra ;)
If you have any questions, ideas or plans you would like to run by me please feel free to hit me up on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to a year that is going to be Legen-
wait for it…