In recognition of her compassion for students and commitment to going above and beyond for the St. Lawrence community, Student Activities and Leadership staff member Ashlee Downing-Duke was awarded the Kathleen Buckley Outstanding Staff Member Award.
St. Lawrence's Volunteer Services creates learning opportunities for students to develop, practice, and incorporate principles of leadership, advocacy and service. Whether it be for an afternoon (Make A Difference Day), a week (Alternative Break trips)or a summer (SLU PIC) Volunteer Services provides a variety of opportunities to engage with the community.
Volunteer Services as part of the Student Activities & Leadership Department, follows these overall department goals:
- Assist student leaders in development from participation to production – become leaders through involvement.
- Through involvement help students to grow/develop transferable leadership skills which will be useful to student leaders beyond their time at St. Lawrence University.
- Provide challenge, support and guidance to students and student organizations in providing programming, discussions and opportunities to expand world views and experience interacting with difference.
- Help students to successfully navigate university resources for planning, promoting and executing campus events and programs.
- Foster collaboration, communication and planning between student organizations and campus departments to minimize counter programming and maximize event attendance and participation.
Volunteer Services News
This regular roundup features a selection of recent mentions of St. Lawrence University and its students, faculty, and staff in regional, national, and international media outlets.
Every summer, several students work alongside local organizers, advocates, artists, and educators and make an impact in the North Country thanks to the St. Lawrence University Public Interest Corps (SLUPIC).