Some students are closer to achieving their service learning goals after the Favrot Student Union Board’s series of service learning events last week.
FSUB encouraged students to get involved last week with their 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Penny Savers Drive, Bingo Night, and Community Clean Up. Those who chose to participate are waiting to receive the service learning points they earned, but that’s not all that the events were organized for.
“We wanted to change the focus of FSUB in the beginning of the semester,” FSUB president Raven LeDay said, “I don’t want FSUB to be just about parties and music.”
LeDay went further to say that she also wanted the students to focus more on studies and less on parties. The events “[gave] them the opportunity to stay involved, and also [to get] the service learning hours they need to graduate.”
While attempting to offer students community service and a shift in focus, other FSUB members felt that the week brought more than one weeks worth of change. The university has had its fair share of facetime in the news over the country, and not all of them were good. In fact, some students are starting to feel that this is negatively impacting the image of the university.
“Students helping other students will help lift us up so people won’t see us as a bad school,” sophomore compputer science major and math minor Christina Bluford said.
The bingo event was held at the Princeton Place Retirement Home while all other events were held on campus.
The Penny Savers Drive was started to offer financial support to the island of Saint Lucia after it and its sister islands were devastated by a freak storm.
Students are required to obtain 80 points of service learning outside the ones given by taking certain courses in their curriculum. Points are tallied by the job done and how long that particular job took. Students can pick up documents from the office of service learning located in Charles P. Adams on the first floor. Each correctly filed page is worth 20 points. Students need a total of four pages completed and approved.