The recently held Universities at Shady Grove (USG) Hunger Banquet along with the other events in USG’s 2017 Civic Engagement series were awesome. Although I didn’t personally attend each event, I attended one and was either working at the others or knew at least two students that attended. I am extremely excited to share more with you about the series so here’s what you missed.
The Universities at Shady Grove’s Civic Engagement series are a demonstration of how students can take an active role in meaningful civic engagement. Stemming from the University System of Maryland Board of Regents establishment of a civic engagement workgroup that made recommendations for system-wide initiatives to help students graduate as more active and effective students. Read more about the workgroup at this link.
USG’s Civic Engagement Series
Each semester students at the USG campus and the community members engage in conversations aimed to educate and make positives impacts. The Office of Student Services, in collaboration with student organizations, hosts a series of events that bring attention to critical issues of interest to the community. Past events have focused on issues such as domestic violence and human trafficking.
Fall 2017 USG Civic Engagement Series
For this semester the civic engagement series included many impactful events all held on the beautiful USG campus. The first was the Political Science Student Organization and Social Work Student Associations’ “Making laws, making a difference” event held on October 24th. Then there was “The Good, The Bad, & The Resistant: hosted by the Students Engaged in Public Health on November 1st. And just last week the final event “Hunger Banquet” was hosted by the USG Student Council and the UMES Campus Kitchen Projects.
I can say with certainty that USG’s strategy is working, and they couldn’t have come this far without the tireless efforts of the many supporters.