Students Building Unity Retreat
Program Outline (Tentative Schedule) (pdf)
The Brooklyn College "Students Building Unity" Retreat will provide students with training in cross-cultural understanding, community building, conflict resolution, and event planning and implementation.
As part of the Unity Retreat goals, students will:
- Develop facilitation skills and presentation skills.
- Assess strengths in relationship building.
- Practice selected skills in conflict mediation and resolution.
- Participate in diversity activities.
- Collaborate on grant proposal(s) for Unity Week 2015.
- Volunteer as part of Unity Week to implement proposals.
During the retreat students will work in teams to create proposals for a small grant. Students will have the opportunity to work on one of the grant projects during the spring semester (5-10 volunteer hours). The final project will be presented as part of the Unity Week Program held in April. Students chosen will also meet approximately 3 times in the spring semester.
- Second semester first year students, sophomores, juniors, seniors with 15 units of more, and graduate students with 9 units or more may apply
- GPA of 2.5 or higher for undergraduate students, and be in good standing for graduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- 10 hours or more of documented campus engagement (co-curricular transcript can be attached)
- Available for 5-10 hours during the Spring semester to work on a Unity Week Program
- Demonstrated interest in leadership, community building, and/or conflict resolution preferred.
How to apply
- Complete and submit the application form.
- Attach a current resume
- Attach a personal statement addressing the following: Please describe how participating in the Unity Retreat will benefit you and how will you use the knowledge and skills gained when you return on campus. (500 word max)
- One recommendation or reference letter from someone who can speak about your leadership skills or involvement in the community. (can be submitted in a sealed envelope or sent electronically)
- Attach a co-curricular transcript (if available)
- Attach a photo (headshot style). Photo will be used in reports and advertisements
For more information, please contact Renee Straker, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualified students will be scheduled for a brief interview with a member of the selection committee.
The selection committee consists of current students, staff, and BC Alumni. Selected students will be notified by Wednesday November 26, 2014.
Included in the trip - Free:
- Transportation (to and from Brooklyn College).
- 7 Meals, beverages, and snacks during the day and evening.
- Accommodations for two nights.
- Social activities.
Accommodations can be made for individuals with special needs, as well as, any dietary needs.