Civic Engagement Programs
During every fall semester the Memorial Union creates programs that promote and educate the community on issues related to the United States Constitution. This year....
Monday, September 17
- Constitution Readings from 11:00m - 12:00pm Thundar's Den (MU Lower Level)
Service Days - January 21-25
Thursday January 19 - Nonprofit Opportunity Fair
Great Plains Ballroom
The purpose of the Nonprofit Opportunity Fair is to link area nonprofits with potential student volunteers, interns, and service-learners. Students will have the chance to meet with representatives from area nonprofits who will give information on their organizations and volunteer needs that they may have.
Monday, January 21 - MLK Service Plunge
2 volunteer shifts: 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00
Breakfast Served at 8:30 in the Memorial Union
Pizza and soda served at from 12-1 for volunteers of both shifts
Civic Education Month
Every April the Memorial Union sponsors multiple programs designed to educate students, faculty, and staff on the importance of being civically engaged. The Memorial Union recognizes the importance of having civically engaged citizens and works diligently to foster dialogue and positive action that reflects the meaning of social change.
The Omega Project is a 3-credit class developed and facilitated by the Volunteer Network, in coordination with the College of Human Development and Education. Started in spring 2006, this 14-week course provides students with an opportunity to take their interest in community service work to the next level. We cover a wide range of topics including:
- Social Justice issues (racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, ableism, etc.)
- Social Activism
- Community Building and Organizing
- Asset Mapping
- Becoming a Life-Long Social Activist
- Power and Oppression
Tapestry of Diverse Talents
The Tapestry of Diverse Talents, a program of the Memorial Union, is a pictorial mosaic that recognizes students, faculty, staff and alumni for the diversity and contributions they bring to North Dakota State University. Each semester individuals are inducted into the Tapestry. Inductees reflect the ages, classes, abilities, ethnicities, genders, races, regional differences, sexual orientations, beliefs and values of the University community. The Tapestry program kindles the spirit to diversify diversity.
The Memorial Union strives to educate individuals on the issues facing sustainability through active programming. Every semester programs are created to tackle difficult questions surrounding the topic of sustainability and community engagement.
Please visit this website for sustainability tips and upcoming programs.
If you are interested in learning more about any of the programs listed above please contact the Memorial Union, Student Activities Office.