New Things This Week! (Commuter Recognition, Paw Pantry, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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On Wednesday (3/30) morning at 7:30am, our staff will set up in the C1 lot to provide a light Grab N’ Go Breakfast and helpful resources for all Commuter Students! Who doesn’t love FREE coffee and FREE giveaways?!

We want to recognize our Commuter Students and provide resources that will aide and benefit them for success. Students who commute to campus may endure a unique experience than those who live on campus.

Commuter students share many of the following characteristics:

  • They are more likely to work than students who live on campus.
  • They may experience more challenges related to balancing work, family, and education.
  • Their time on campus is limited, and they may experience problems in building relationships with professors and academic advisors and taking advantage of learning support programs.
  • They may experience more problems finding their place in the college community.
  • They are diverse in terms of age, experience, and culture.
  • They are more likely to have different and, sometimes, demanding learning and social needs.
  • They experience more challenges in educational financing.
  • They are more likely to enroll in college part-time, and as a result, they need more time to complete their degrees.

By Cathy Hatch and Tracy Skipper – A Guide for Families of Commuter Students: Supporting Your Student’s Success (2004).

We understand certain challenges that our Commuters may face, and later this week provides the perfect opportunity to actively engage our office with students. If there are any questions or concerns that we can address, please feel free to stop by!

We are excited to C U later this week!


 

PAW PANTRY is now OPEN!

Paw Pantry is Clemson’s first on-campus food and hygienic supply pantry. Paw Pantry operates as a no questions asked, no qualification of need, on-campus food pantry available to any Clemson student with a valid CUID. It is staffed by student volunteers and advised by a Student Board of Directors and the Office of Campus Activities and Events

 

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Check them out on Facebook!


 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Upcoming Events!

 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) will consist of a number of events throughout the month of April, and is a collaborative effort by the SAAM Planning Committee, comprised of faculty, staff, and students.

There are a number of ways you can show support to survivors of sexual assault during SAAM.

You can:

  • Wear a teal ribbons, and awareness buttons
  • Attend one or more of the events for SAAM
  • Help spread the word and post on social media about the events
  • Wear denim on April 20, Denim Day was created to protest the idea that victims are assaulted based on what they wear

 

The SAAM Planning Committee will be tabling throughout the month with ribbons, buttons, and other items.  If any student group, office, or class wants to participate, or has any questions about events, please contact Megan Fallon at mrfallo@clemson.edu.

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