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Community Building


Building a legacy through leadership and service.

Service is an integral part of leadership. Not only do student leaders have the opportunity to inspire and guide their fellow students. They can also model the importance of serving our communities, and giving to those in need. Someone who modeled this for me was my mother. Here is a story about her: It was […]

WARNING: Being a Grown Up is Bad For Your Health

College is the place where we’re educating ourselves so that we can be happy and successful “Grown Ups” right? But just what is it that we’re preparing for? The world is changing fast and what many people understand as being a Grown Up is not actually working in the real world. Here are three myths […]

What is Going Right?

It is so easy to look around our world or our communities and find the things that aren’t working. People hurting each other, abusing drugs or alcohol, losing their lives from violence and other causes, moral disengagement, anti-intellectualism, and more are common staples of headlines today. As a culture, we spend a great deal of […]

Boosting event attendance

Student organizations are constantly dreaming up the ultimate event for their campus. But no matter how great the event is, it won’t matter unless people actually show up. Many student leaders have been disappointed by low attendance at the events they throw. Sometimes students scramble to increase attendance by trying things that help a little […]

It’s not what this campaign is about. It’s who.

In January of this year, Mike Dilbeck, a national advocate for ending bystander behavior, founded the Every|Day Hero™ Campaign—a national initiative of the RESPONSE ABILITY Project. With a mission to empower the every|day hero in all of us, this initiative provides ongoing educational and empowerment resources to fulfill the Every|Day Hero Pledge in our lives—and […]

SALAD – Building stronger campus communities for 8 years

In the past eight years, SALAD, a community building interactive workshop, has provided students with ways to make their campus communities more inclusive. On November 3, 2003, SALAD launched at Miami University of Ohio with great success. It is now the longest running Interactive Workshop that CAMPUSPEAK has to offer. SALAD has visited campuses nationwide […]