Hello UConn Undergrads,
There is an incredible leadership opportunity open for an interested undergrad.
USG, GSS, and the University Senate have been working for many months on creating a Metanoia on Community Civility at UConn, to take place this year. The planning is now in its final stages. We are currently seeking chairs for the metanoia committee, and as Student Body President, I am in charge of appointing the student co-chair.
As co-chair of the committee, you would work with the faculty co-chair (as yet to be chosen) to plan and execute the metanoia. Its broad focus is community civility, but the chairs would be able to take an active role in shaping it. For some background, the metanoia proposal came out of violence associated with Spring Weekend. However, many felt that it should be broader, and address civility as a whole, with Spring Weekend violence only being one aspect (of course, a major aspect).
For those unfamiliar with metanoias, the most recent one at UConn was focused on Violence Against Women and took place in 2009. Many great initiatives sprung up due to the metanoia. You can read about it here.
If you are interested, email me a letter of intent (one page maximum) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, November 4.