Tuesday, May 3, 2016

CHARGE End of 2016 for Alumni

Spring 2016 has been a very C.H.A.R.G.E semester on Alumni Quad!!!! We have done so many initiatives on all topics C.H.A.R.G.E to educate the Alumni Quad community on the culture and life around them. C.H.A.R.G.E CHATS was a great success and a great way to familiarize myself with all of the residents in the different buildings of Alumni. It was amazing to see residents repeatedly show up to the programs on the different nights. The first program, Chinese New Year, was educational and fun for all of the students that attended. Working with Resident Assistant Hui Lin is always a great time because of her cultural background and exciting personality. Although I did many programs, including two large scale committee programs, my favorite program was Vagina Dialogues in conjunction with the Pay What You Get Paid program done by CPE Vanessa and CPE Faerie. It was highly responsive and approximately 60 residents participated in the dialogue. I enjoyed collaborating with both CPEs to put together a great dialogue. You know students really enjoy a program when they stay after for another hour to continue discussing what we were talking about in the program. Engaging students make CHARGE programs successful. Shout out to all of those dedicated students. This semester in CHARGE was very successful. We were organized, put together, and strong. We really had each others' backs and helped one another complete programs. No semester is ever easy and this one was one for the books. With our lack of funding, we were still able to get students to come out and enjoy our programs. That's impressive. I am so proud of our first ever end of the year WE ARE C.H.A.R.G.E program. There were hiccups, but it was smooth and enjoyable. Probably one of the best C.H.A.R.G.E experiences ever. If I had to leave anything behind for the peer educators, it would be to stay receptive and open. This position works best when someone can be like that and focus on teamwork. WE ARE C.H.A.R.G.E AND WE ARE A FAMILY.


CPE Carmel Joseph of Alumni Quad

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