Service and Volunteering

As part of their work, Student Affairs staff provided numerous educational opportunities for the CWRU community in the areas of academic engagement, career development, community engagement, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, involvement and leadership, and pride and traditions.

Additionally, Student Affairs staff provided educational opportunities for individuals and groups outside of the university in the form of courses, webinars, workshops and learning modules. Some of the external activities are listed below. Appendix E provides a complete list of the educational opportunities.

  • Accessible Admissions Practices Learning Module (University of California San Francisco Faculty Training Series)
  • Adolescent Medicine Rotation: Pediatric Residents (Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital)
  • College Health Elective for Pediatric Residents (Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital)
  • Design for America Workshop (Northwestern University, Hangzhou China)
  • New York State Higher Education Immunization Collaborative Planning Meeting (New York University)
  • Students and the College Environment Graduate Course (Kent State University)
  • Where in the World Have Our Young People Gone? (Glenbeigh Professional Development Series, Affiliate of the Cleveland Clinic)

Advisory Board Service

Student Affairs staff served on 132 advisory groups, of which 48 were for organizations and initiatives external to CWRU (Appendix F). These included:

  • Local communities such as Beachwood, Cleveland, Glenville, Fairfax and the larger Northeast Ohio region.
  • Education, health and service organizations such as John Carroll University, Rainbow Babies Hospital, EdVentures Internacional, and Bethany Christian Church.
  • An American College Health Association accreditation site visit.
  • Professional organizations such as the American College Health Association, American College Personnel Association, Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies, College Swim Coaches Association, Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers, National Collegiate Athletics Association, National Fastpitch Coaches Association, Ohio College Personnel Association, and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

A total of 50 advisory groups were within the Division of Student Affairs and 41 additional groups were within the university but outside the division. These included committees and advisory groups for the following CWRU offices and groups:

  • Alumni Relations
  • Faculty Senate
  • First Year Experience and Family Programs
  • Flora Stone Mather Center for Women
  • Government Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center
  • President and Provost Office
  • Research Compliance
Volunteer Activities

Community engagement aligns with our divisional values as well as the overarching goals of higher education. In filling out the professional involvement form, staff were given the option to disclose their personal volunteer activities (Appendix G). In addition to volunteering on campus, staff also engaged in service with 89 external organizations. The most frequently listed activities were related to human services, education, and community development.

Summary of Staff Volunteer Activities
Human Service
Community Development
Arts and Culture
Religious and Spiritual Life
Civics & Politics

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