Student Engagement Opportunities

The Division of Student Life offers students various volunteer/task force/work group opportunities throughout the academic year. As the administration and offices on campus continuously strive to better support students, we seek students to provide feedback, advice, and be integral factors in the planning and implementation of initiatives. We hope to have a range of voices that would reflect the diversity of USF.

The committees for 2019-2020 are:

Description:  Review, investigate and adjudicate allegations of academic integrity cases.

Student Title/Role:  Committee Member

Description of Student's Role:  Student member serves as a member of investigative teams looking into alleged violations. Works with faculty and staff members to compile a report of the investigation. Serves as a voting member of the committee.

Number of Roles Available: 4

Time Commitment: Varies by caseload - sometimes 0 sometimes 2-3.

Description:  The BERT Student Advisory Committee provides advice and input on policies and procedures related to bias incidents on campus. Members will be able to provide feedback from classmates and peers regarding bias incident related issues, response and resources.

Student Title/Role:  Advisory Committee Member

Description of Student's Role: Provide advice and input on policies and procedures. Provide feedback from classmates and peers regarding bias incident related issues, response, and resources.

Number of Roles Available: 5+

Time Commitment: 2 hours per month.

Description:  Brainstorming new initiatives and needs for Career Services as we develop our next 5-10 year plan.

Student Title/Role:  Advisory Board Member

Description of Student's Role:  Attend monthly meetings (roughly 10-15 person board including faculty, SEM, and Development reps). Act as sounding board for what students experience when interacting or not interacting with CSC. Perhaps be a co-presenter of board's findings to various campus communities.

Number of Roles Available: 1

Time Commitment: 1 hour per week.

Description:  This group of students will serve as the focus group/brainstorming partners/advisors to ensure that Career Services has Best in Class events and services that appeal to students.

Student Title/Role:  Advisory Board Member

Description of Student's Role: Students will provide honest input and feedback on events/workshops/employer engagement/marketing and other services that impact students along their career journeys.

Number of Roles Available: 5+

Time Commitment: Monthly lunch meeting.

Description:  To develop, enhance, and promote resources for undergraduate students exploring majors and careers. This includes both Undeclared Students and those changing majors and minors. We are the team behind the Explore Your Path portal and its sister Explore Their Path blog (myusf.usfca.edu/explore-your-path). Our goal is to help students feel less alone and more supported at a critical juncture in their lives!

Student Title/Role:  Social Media Consultant or Student Ambassador

Description of Student's Role:  We would to have a few students to help us develop and maintain our social media strategy to promote the portal and the blog. We would also love students to serve in an ambassador capacity to help us spread the word about the portal and recruit students to share their exploration stories. Basically, we appreciate both student input on our strategies and also welcome students willing to jump in and help if interested!

Number of Roles Available: 2

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week.

Description:  End of the Year Ceremonies - USF’s cultural and identity based graduation ceremonies

Student Title/Role:  Committee Member

Description of Student's Role:  Committee member for one of the End of the Year Ceremonies. Weekly committee participation, with potential subcommittee focus. Guidance on overall planning with focus on one area.

Number of Roles Available: 5+

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week.

Description:  The Food Pantry Advisory Board is comprised of staff and students from across campus committed to addressing student basic needs insecurity. The committee provides information about resources for students who may be experiencing food insecurity challenges.

Student Title/Role:  Advisory Board Member

Description of Student's Role: Provide advice and input on policies and procedures. Provide feedback from classmates and peers regarding food insecurity issues, challenges, and resources.

Number of Roles Available: 2

Time Commitment: 2 hours per month.

Description:  The Housing Insecurity Committee is comprised of staff and students from across campus committed to addressing student basic needs insecurity. The committee provides information about resources for students who may be experiencing housing insecurity challenges.

Student Title/Role:  Committee Member

Description of Student's Role: Provide advice and input on policies and procedures. Provide feedback from classmates and peers regarding housing insecurity issues, challenges, and resources.

Number of Roles Available: 1

Time Commitment: 2 hours per month.

Description:  The Health Promotion Services (HPS) recruits and trains volunteer peer educators for their Health Outreach Team. These peer educators get involved with planning and coordinating HPS signature events and programs that promote the health and wellness of the student body and foster a vibrant and safe campus for student success by making the events engaging for students.

Student Title/Role:  Peer Educator

Description of Student's Role:  They will be involved in helping us plan and coordinate HPS signature events: Fall Health Fair in the Fall semester, and Stress Less Day in the Spring semester. Other than that, throughout the year, they can get involved in helping the HPS office plan and coordinate ongoing programs, such as Random Acts of Wellness (our free massage and health education program), Tobacco Outreach (Cigarette Butt Cleanups), Nutrition Outreach (Microwave Nutrition Program), and Alcohol and Other Drugs. They may also be asked to lead workshops with proper training, and take part in assessments to improve student engagement with our events and programs.

Number of Roles Available: 5+

Time Commitment: 2+ hours per week.

Description:  Provide space for off campus student to share concerns, issues , wishes with the OCL department. The objective it to make positive change for and gain connection with our OC students.

Student Title/Role:  Advisory Board Member

Description of Student's Role:  Our off campus student will be willing to share their experience of living off campus and their housing search process to OCL as well as during events such as Orientation/Family Weekend. Student will have a desire to partner with OCL to enhance the off campus experience for our student body.

Number of Roles Available: 5+

Time Commitment:  0-1-2 hours depending.

Description:  The Presidential Committee on the Status of Women serves as an advising body to the president of the University of San Francisco to promote and uphold gender justice for woman-identified and transspectum* individuals at the University of San Francisco by: (1) building university capacity around gender justice for all faculty, staff, and students; (2) engaging the campus community in critical, reflective actions and dialogue on gender justice; and (3) informing campus policies, procedures, and infrastructure development that inform and uphold gender justice.

Student Title/Role:  PACSW Student Committee Member

Description of Student's Role:  A student representative shall serve as a voting member of the Committee. The member shall address systemic issues related to gender justice within the campus. The member will participate in one subcommittee per year, which may be the Women's Mentoring Program (WMP), rotating participation during their PACSW tenure.

Number of Roles Available: 2

Time Commitment:  They will attend monthly meetings and possible subcommittee meetings.

Description:  Formed in 2017, the purpose of the USF Progressive Policing Community Advisory Board (PPCAB) is to provide a forum for community collaboration and feedback with the Department of Public Safety regarding fair, equitable, and effective police practices. The Advisory Board will work collaboratively with public safety to identify problems, develop and recommend solutions to USF Leadership and serve as a resource regarding community safety issues. PPCAB will be a key communications liaison by expressing community concerns to public safety and sharing relevant information with community members from USF Public Safety.

Student Title/Role:  Advisory Board Member

Description of Student's Role: Provide advice and input on policies and procedures. Provide feedback from classmates and peers regarding public safety concerns and practices.

Number of Roles Available: 2

Time Commitment: 4 hours per semester.

Description:  During the 2019-2020 year, the Senior Class Giving and Activity Committee will plan senior class events and promote the annual senior class giving campaign. This group will be responsible for planning free to low cost events and meetups for graduating seniors. Give your input on how the senior gift will be structured in connection with USF Alumni Relations. This committee is a relaunch of previous efforts to establish and create a robust list of activities to celebrate USF graduating class throughout the academic year.

What will your Dons legacy be? Join the committee to help celebrate your accomplishments as you prepare for life after USF as well as establish new tradition for future senior classes at USF.

Student Title/Role: Committee Member

Description of Student's Role:  Plan events throughout the semester for the senior class. Plan events during Senior Week. Work with Alumni Relations on launching the Senior Gift Campaign.

Number of Roles Available: 5+

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month.

Description:  Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force is a partnership between USF students, staff and faculty to create a campus environment that promotes respect, equality, civility, healthy relationships, and healthy sexuality. The Task Force is dedicated to the promotion of the rights of students, staff, and faculty to live, work, and study in a safe and healthy environment, free from sexual discrimination, including sexual and gender-based assault and harassment.

Student Title/Role:  Task Force Member

Description of Student's Role:  Task Force members will assist with the design and implementation of programs throughout the year that focus on the prevention of harassment, sexual violence, and discrimination experienced by university students, staff and faculty.

Number of Roles Available: 5+

Time Commitment: 2 hours per month.

Description:  An opportunity for the student voice and perspective to be included in the work of the Title IX Office on the topics of sex/gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.

Student Title/Role:  Committee Member

Description of Student's Role:  Members of this committee will share information on student trends and perceptions and experiences, review policies and processes, and provide feedback on making the scope of Title IX and our Sexual Misconduct Policy understandable and accessible for all students at USF. Members may also provide supplemental support and feedback to the work of the Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force and the prevention/awareness programming done out of that Task Force. The Title IX Coordinator will be able to communicate what is happening University-wide, nationally, and locally related to Title IX to help generate topics for discussion.

Number of Roles Available: 5+

Time Commitment: 1 hour monthly but may include other tasks.

Description: Planning committee for the Womxn of Color Conference at USF.

Student Title/Role: Committee Member

Description of Student's Role: Committee member with potential to serve on subcommittee towards planning the conference.

Number of Roles Available: 5+

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week.