UPCOMING PROGRAMS PRESENTED BY THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY STANDARDS:
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**Are you a student leader or staff member on-campus looking to invite the Office of Community Standards to present at an upcoming program/event? If so, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on topics and availability.
SAMPLE PROGRAMMING TOPICS OFFERED: (*highlighted programs for the Fall 2012 semester)
YOU DESIGN THE PROGRAM!
Members of our staff are willing to work WITH YOU to develop a topic relevant to your group or living community. Contact us for more information.
What is the Office of Community Standards all about? I was documented - now what? Hypothetical Scenarios... Anonymous question and answer period. Honest advice for tough situations!
*Community Values & Ethical Decision Making
This interactive session is designed to explore individual and institutional values and discuss the role that values play in the everyday decisions we make. With open and honest dialogue, participants will achieve a better understanding of their own values and the values of a Jesuit, Catholic education. Participants will explore common ethical dilemmas facing college students, the impact of their decisions on the broader community, and the short- and long-term consequences of decisions.
From interactions with University staff to disagreements with roommates, it is inevitable that many of us will experience conflict in our lives. What is the best way to respond to a situation being documented by authorities? How do I tell my roommate to stop “borrowing” my things without my permission? Some people have found a way to handle situations positively and embrace conflict as a healthy thing. Participants in this session will explore conflict situations, distinguish between positive and negative outcomes, identify key conflict management strategies, reflect on their own typical responses to conflict, and develop proactive strategies for dealing with challenges.
*Telling Your Story: Image Management
Are you taking advantage of opportunities to create and tell your story? Who are you? What are your strengths? How would you describe yourself to others? Are others telling your story for you? This session will encourage students to review their “story”, learn how to make the most of their experience on campus, and become more aware of the impact behaviors can have on their story and career, both positive and negative. Information about educational records will also be shared. The Office of Community Standards performs background checks on current and former students on an almost daily basis. What is your file saying about you?
Often used as a sanction for violations, this program is an interactive workshop designed to discuss the impact of parties on the hosts, the people attending, the house and the entire neighborhood. Discovering the ways alcohol impacts the brain and one's actions will help participants understand their own behavior and party attendee's behaviors in relation to the larger community. Participants will discuss liability issues and risk reduction methods for hosting a safe and responsible party off campus. Resources will be shared on ways to intervene, help a friend and handle an overly intoxicated person, including how to recognize signs of overdose. This program is offered in collaboration with WADE.
Diversity Initiatives / Social Justice on Campus
Members of the Office of Community Standards staff have been trained by the Anti-Defamation League to facilitate diversity dialogue on campus. The ADL's "A Campus of Difference" program can be offered in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Diversity at SJU to your community or group. What role can your community or group play in the movement towards a socially just campus, community, and world? Office of Community Standards staff members are willing to come into your community or group and discuss the roles that each one of us can play in establishing and maintaining a climate of justice and peer accountability
Bystander Intervention / Peer Accountability
What can I (or should I) do when people in my community are violating community standards? Are there things that I can (or should) do to confront the vandalism and inappropriate behavior in my house, wing, floor, or building? How do we hold each other accountable for conduct that is detrimental to the SJU community? How can I be an effective bystander and how can I intervene?
LINKS AND RESOURCES:
For more information on these (and other) topics, and resources on-campus visit:
Public Safety and Security
Wellness, Alcohol, and Drug Education Program
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Off Campus & Commuter Student Life
Human Resources Drugs and Alcohol Policy / Information
Sexual Misconduct & Violence: Support & Resources
Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions
Alcohol in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
In addition to violations of University Policies, there are state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title 18 (Pennsylvania Crimes Code) and Title 75 (the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code) that impose significant criminal penalties if violated. Learn more about state liquor laws and alcohol education at http://www.lcb.state.pa.us/PLCB/Education/index.htm.