Broadening Horizons, in brief, is the Residence Life group devoted to social justice and diversity. But what does that mean without the pretty words? In basic terms, we combat hate, we yearn for widespread acceptance and respect, and we like making new friends. We embrace the differences in others and we place emphasis on cooperation and love.
But how exactly do we put our words to work? We stand up to hate, prejudice, and ignorant remarks when we encounter them; we promote the values of acceptance and respect; and we educate. Some things you can expect to see from us this semester include: an open mic night/poetry slam, collaboration with other members of the Diversity Organization Coalition (DOC), advocacy, relevant bulletin boards available for ResLife use, and the Brick by Brick program.
This committee is targeted to help improve the sustainability and recycling efforts in the halls as well as increase the overall awareness of students about the importance of Environmental Issues. The potential for this committee is endless; specific responsibilities include creating recycling awareness publicity, coordinating an event for America Recycles Day or other environmental recognition efforts, working with other "green" groups on campus, and planning an event for Earth Day. Hall Leaders, interested residents, and staff are welcome to serve on this committee.
Leadership Development Committee
The Leadership Development Committee (LDC) is a collection of students staff members, interested student volunteers, and two reslife staff advisors who are tasked with the creation of leadership development opportunities for students at UWL. Traditionally, LDC has been responsible for the Fall Leadership Conference and a Spring Break Servant Leadership trip.
The Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) invites students, staff, faculty, and campus groups to present programs that help students develop their own, individual leadership skills. We hope that, after the FLC, students leave empowered with the tools necessary to lead others at UWL.
The Spring Break Servant Leadership trip calls for students to travel around the United States and to volunteer their time in various opportunities along the way. In addition, depending on where we stop each day, we try and tour college campuses and their leadership departments to learn more about programs or ideas that we can bring back to UWL.