STUDENT ORGANIZATION SPECIALISTS PROGRAM

A brand new program was implemented in The Office of Student Activities and Involvement at CMU last fall called Student Organization Specialists (SOS). This program helps define and achieve success for registered student organizations (RSOs) by providing support through workshops, advising, and consultation. SOS develops facilitation guides and conducts research on best practices in order... Continue Reading →

UP ALL NIGHT 2019

For the past three years I’ve been involved with an annual event here at CMU called Up All Night (UAN). This event is a tradition and just celebrated its 11th year on March, 15th 2019. The purpose is to provide CMU students with a night of safe fun including entertainment, prizes, food, giveaways, crafts, games,... Continue Reading →

SPECIAL EVENTS LEAD TEAM PT. 2

Last year I served on the Leadership Institute's Special Events LEAD Team as a member and had such a good experience that I applied to be a Co-Chair for this year. Read last year's blog here. Being active on a LEAD Team is part of my protocol as a Leader Advancement Scholar. LEAD Teams are designed... Continue Reading →

PROGRAM BOARD PT. 2

Last year as a freshman I got involved with this organization early on and fell in love with it. Read last year's blog here. I grew very close to the executive board and members so quickly I really felt like I found my place on campus. In my first year I volunteered at several events... Continue Reading →

YEAR IN REVIEW | ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP

It can't be true... I'm already done with my first year of college?? Remember my very first blog I said that "I was beyond nervous to start this new adventure but I felt somewhat ready and excited."? I can remember my first week here at CMU like it was yesterday. Never knowing what to expect but... Continue Reading →

I’M A MENTOR?

Wow. Is it really my turn to be a mentor?? In LAS, we value relationships. We know that it’s essential to have strong connections with one another to learn and grow as young individuals, especially when you’re a freshman like me. Every year, the current freshman LAS cohort gets to take one (or more –... Continue Reading →

PROGRAM BOARD

I first heard about Program Board from a mentor who shared the same major as me. My question was, "What organizations on campus involve event planning?" I was at Program Board's meeting the next week. I grew so close to the Executive Board and members so quickly I really felt like I found my place on... Continue Reading →

SPECIAL EVENTS LEAD TEAM

A part of my protocol for LAS is to be active on a LEAD team and since I'm pretty fond of coordinating events I chose to join the Special Events/Social LEAD Team. I had a lot of excitement for this team because our main purpose/goal was to provide unique and interesting opportunities for LAS cohorts and... Continue Reading →

TED TALK | SIMON SINEK

Simon Sinek began his investigation of how leaders inspire action by exploring what makes leaders stand out. He examined the way they think, act, and communicate and came to the conclusion that effective leaders start with "why". Sinek's quote, "People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it," explains how great leaders... Continue Reading →

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