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Education and Outreach

Education and Outreach Services for Students

  • Facilitation of civil dialogues on challenging topics for student leaders and groups
  • Workshops, trainings and dialogue facilitation on a variety of topics upon request. All offerings can be lengthened, shortened, or combined to fit a reasonable time frame and learning outcomes that best suit the needs of all participants.

Workshop Topics

  • About Advocacy @ KSU is a short presentation that provides student leaders with an overview of the mission, function, and services provided by the office.

  • #LiveOwlCreed informs of the history and existence of the Kennesaw State Owl Creed. The presentation includes a brief historical context and testimonials of the origins of the Owl Creed, the significance of creeds in shaping campus cultures, the five tenets of the Kennesaw State Owl Creed, and the application of those tenets to the KSU student experience. Following this presentation, students will have an opportunity to digitally sign the Creed and to pledge to engaging in actions that promote and inspire all of us to #LiveOwlCreed.

  • CivOWLity 101 examines the concept of civility in the context of KSU. Participants will define civility, practice civil discourse, consider the five tenets of the Kennesaw State Owl Creed, and identify strategies to preserve a culture of civility in their sub-communities, teams, and organizations. Following this presentation, students will have an opportunity to digitally sign the Creed and to pledge to engaging in actions that promote and inspire all of us to #LiveOwlCreed.
  • EthicOWL Problem Solving allows participants to explore what it means to be ethical in the context of being a KSU student. Students will draw upon scenarios of common student dilemmas to explore ways to identify issues, consider various perspectives of a situation, and work collectively to recommend the best and most appropriate course of resolution to common challenges.
  • In an age of social media, the art of appropriate verbal and written communication has taken a huge hit. This challenge has also widened the gap between students and faculty, staff, and campus administrators. Hawk Talk allows participants to reflect on ways in which they communicate with peers versus faculty, staff, and administrators, for the purpose of garnering amenable outcomes to challenging situations.
  • Though historically known for being solitary creatures, when owls are seen together as a group, they are commonly referred to as “parliament,” symbolic of a wise collective. This presentation introduces students to concepts of advocacy and the value of wisdom, coalition building, and meaningful collaborations to ensure the inclusion and support of all Owls.
  • (Usually offered for KSU 1101) This presentation introduces the concept of recognizing a person’s own cultural identity, how it informs their perspectives on life, and how to begin engaging in respectful conversation on challenging topics, ranging from politics to diversity and inclusion.
  • This presentation will allow student leaders to explore their team dynamics and to learn how sharing power can develop the leadership potential, skills, and recognition of any student organization member.
  • This presentation is specifically designed to identify what it means to be culturally competent in the context of both work teams and student outreach. Teams who directly serve students will develop strategies for making cultural competence an integral part of their teams, organizations, offices, departments, or division-wide culture and strategic plans. Highly recommended for retreats.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A: The KSU Ombuds is a resource for anyone with a concern related to their experience at KSU. The Ombuds office provides an opportunity for confidential discussion of any interpersonal issues, academic problems, workplace concerns, or any other campus-related queries. Student Advocacy overlaps somewhat with the office of the Ombuds, but our office’s focus is for students.

  • A: Student Advocacy does not provide counseling; rather, our office seeks to assist students in identifying an immediate, realistic, and actionable plan for managing their situation. Students needing ongoing support may be referred to CPS or other campus services as appropriate for support.

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