What are we doing?

Residence hall staff and students complete numerous community service programs each year. In the 2012-2013 academic year, our residence hall students and staff:

  • Collected or made 903 items (canned food, hygiene items , articles of clothing or greeting cards ) for local agencies
  • Raised $2,679 for a variety of charities
  • Completed 453 total hours of service through 44 different programs

Of the 44 programs completed, 23 benefited agencies in the Residence Life Community Agency Partner Program (CAAP). For more information about CAPP,  click here.

 

What programs did we do in 2012-2013?

Below is a sample of some of the programs completed which contributed to the totals above:

  • Glow Party: South Gruenhagen Hall staff hosted an educational and social campus wide food drive event. At the event, residents could learn about the safety in regards to alcohol, peer pressure, mixed drinks, and knowing their limit.
  • Trick or Treat: Stewart Hall staff went around and asked residents if they have any non-perishable items they can donate to the food pantry. If residents give the CAs a food item they will be given a piece of candy in return. This raised over 65 items for the food pantry.
  • Wall of Compliments: The main goal and idea behind this program is to take a white wall in Horizon Village, set up a table near the front desk, and ask residents to write a compliment or positive message as they came in. They wrote it on multicolored paper and then placed it on the wall.
  • Serving at the Salvation Army: 58 staff and residents of North Scott Hall volunteered at the Salvation Army for a total of 210 service hours throughout the year.
  • Polar Plunge: Residents in Fletcher and Stewart Hall will participate in the polar plunge for the Special Olympics of Wisconsin. To take the plunge, they will raise a minimum of $75. This program raised a total of $1970 for The Special Olympics.
  • Puppy Chow for Puppies: Residents of South Scott Hall had the opportunity to buy puppy chow, with all of the proceeds going to the Oshkosh Area Humane Society, $40 was raised for the organization.
  • Decorating at Clarity Care: South Scott residents and staff went to Heritage Court which is a residency for Clarity Care, and decorated for the holidays while interacting with residents.
  • Pie A CA: Residents can come down to the Stewart Lobby to Pie either their CA or another CA in the building. In order to pie, they must pay $1 which will benefit the boys and girls club.