Campus Change Fair: Creating Change Nationwide

Campus Change Fair: Creating Change Nationwide

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Jacob Wilson
December 06, 2013

Fall 2013 students in the Advocacy, Service, and Arts Program presented a semester's worth of research and action plans during the Campus Change Fair at TWC's Residential Academic Facility. The project was established as a way for students to address issues that are prevalent among college campuses nationwide today. The students collaborated in small teams to develop goals that address their chosen topics, which identify the most effective ways to communicate with students, work with administrators, and identify stakeholders and campus partners.

An opportunity of this kind provides students with the chance to do their own background research on current challenges in higher education and develop action plans to share with their peers. On November 25th, each small group gave poster presentations about the following topics:

  • Preventing sexual assaults
  • Developing peer mentorship programs for college freshmen
  • Making college more affordable
  • Establishing gender equity in athletics
  • Improving nutrition
  • Increasing transparency on corporate donations

The Advocacy, Service, and Arts students also provided templates of letters written to decision makers and other tools to help students create change on their campuses and in their communities.


 

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