Core Theme III: Community

  • Weber State University was one of 50 institutions of higher education to serve as a model for civic learning as part of NASPA's (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Lead Initiative on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement.  Lead institutions are committed to encouraging and highlighting the work of Student Affairs in making civic learning and democratic engagement a part of every student’s college education. 
  • The Community Involvement Center changed its name to the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL.)  CCEL, which is a joint collaboration between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, provides the institutional infrastructure to facilitate meaningful engagement and learning opportunities through service, civic engagement, and community-based research.
  • During the past year, 32% of WSU students engaged in 147,921 hours of service to the community and registered their hours through CCEL. In addition to hours tracked through CCEL, departments within Student Affairs provided more than 9500 of service hours to the community.
  • Weber State University was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. This is the sixth consecutive year WSU has received this honor.
  • The Adrian Maxson Day of Service was held at the Ogden Nature Center on August 30.  Almost 500 participants volunteered to clean the park.
  • Through collaboration with Ogden City, Damian Lillard Day was held to watch the NBA Draft in which former student Damian Lillard was projected as a round one pick. Over 2,000 local community members watched as the Portland Trailblazers drafted Damian as the 6th pick of the Draft. The event included dinner for the Wildcat Club, speeches by City and University officials, a pep rally by the WSU spirit squad, and performances by the WSU Marching Band.
  • The Center for Diversity and Unity played a key role planning the Annual Diversity Conference in October with over 725 students, faculty, staff, and community members in attendance.  The theme was “LGBTQ: Changing the Conversation.”  CNN correspondent Don Lemon keynoted the conference.
  • Weber State University held a “Hunger Banquet” to raise donations and awareness about the impact of differential income levels and poverty in the Ogden area. Over 100 students, faculty, staff and community members attended, and 1,133 pounds of food were donated, equating to 944 meals. 
  • Scheduling, Events, and Conferences in the Shepherd Union contributes to the economic health and development of the region by partnering with local entities, such as the Ogden/Weber Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), to provide venue options that would not be available without a WSU partnership.  During the year, 30 conferences were held on the WSU campus with approximately 2,200 participants.  These conferences generated approximately $250,000 in revenue.
  • Campus Recreation’s Outdoor Programs sponsored the 6th Annual Ogden Climbing Festival, which had 1193 participants.

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