So this will be my last post of the day. I just had a marathon run of meetings starting at 6:30 and ending just a few minutes ago and am just now trying to get all of the notes and announcements into a some what presentable order (an impossibility I assure you).
As you can tell there’s a theme going on here. Yes, I basically live on my computer (not by choice). Most of anything that I have to do needs to be done on the computer and thus an unlikely (ok likely) friendship has been struck between me and the technological beast. But anyways, we were talking about my meetings. First, I attended my building’s association meeting: a meeting at which a group of residents gathers together to decide how to allocate the buildings budget for different types of programs and events that will benefit all the residents of the building.
Then I had staff meting from 7:30 until 9. At Resident Assistant meetings we talk about programming opportunities that we have and different incidents and events happening throughout the week that could affect our residents and our own lives as we encounter them. Specifically we discussed ways in which to program and support Enough Is Enough Week and Ally Week. These two awareness weeks will effect not only my building but also the entire campus in major ways. Enough Is Enough deals with domestic abuse, bullying, and sexual assault and the impact each can have on individuals throughout their life. Considering the numerous cases of sexual assault, hate incidents, and the overall campus climate, this program will be immensely important in terms of its execution. Ally Week deals with issues within the LGBT community and specifically addresses the issue of what it means to be an “ally.” For the same reasons mentioned above, I believe this program will have a drastic impact on the campus.
We also discussed ways in which to engage with Bruin Day, the university’s admit weekend. Specifically, we discuss how we as leaders can help fully engage and welcome the new generation of Bruins and how we can specifically address their needs while they are on campus for the weekend.
I then had to facilitate a floor meeting in order to update my residents on different programs and events that they may wish to attend throughout the upcoming weeks. I also helped facilitate conversation about programs that they wanted to see happen and how we could possibly make those programs a reality in terms of planning and implementation. Currently, I’m ending my night the way any average warm blooded American would end their night: scheduling meetings, blogging, reading, and posting announcements (now that I think about it, I don’t think I’m very average…).
Well that’s my day. Not very interesting, but, hey, I like it. Hope you enjoyed it. Until next time…