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About COVE Programming

We are UWL
ENGAGED | ACTIVE | DRIVEN | WELCOMING

Vision & Mission

We envision a campus where students lead purpose driven lives by engaging in activities that promote lifelong, active citizenship.

We are dedicated to engaging students in leadership, involvement, and service opportunities as well as providing student organization support. 

Staff

Kasie Von HadenKasie Von Haden-Advisor
Civic Engagement and Involvement Coordinator
University Centers
kvonhaden@uwlax.edu
608.785.8902

Amber SchneiderAmber Schneider-Graduate Advisor
Graduate Student
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education
schneide.amber@uwlax.edu
608.785.6601

Rachel Gallo - Program Advisor
Collin Heyerdahl - Program Advisor
Carly Juzwik - Program Advisor
Jenna Sersch - Program Advisor

Leadership Programs

The LeaderShape® Institute

The Institute, a program provided in partnership with LeaderShape® and UW-La Crosse will occur from March 9th -14th, 2018. Since its inception in 1986, The Institute has developed an international reputation as one of the premier leadership development programs for young adults. More than 50,000 young people from colleges, universities, corporations, and organizations across the United States and around the world have graduated from this program.

The Institute challenges participants to lead with integrity™ while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be. Dynamic, challenging, and exciting, the week is intended to produce a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of participants—benefiting them individually, as well as their respective communities and the organizations they will go on to lead and serve in the future (LeaderShape® Incorportated).

Self-Nominations for the 2018 Institute

For questions regarding this self-nominations process, please email Kasie Von Haden by emailing kvonhaden@uwlax.edu or by calling 608.785.8902.

Minimum Qualifications/Criteria to Attend:

  • Be able to attend the entire Institute: March 9th -14th, 2018.
  • Be in good academic standing with UW-La Crosse (a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher) and be enrolled at UW-L and be in La Crosse from August 2018-May 2019 following the Institute™.
  • Be able to submit a $25.00 refundable deposit by February 28, 2018, to hold a place to attend this institute. This deposit will be refunded upon graduation from the Institute.

View our Frequently Asked Questions.

The self-nomination application will be available fall 2017.

StrengthsQuest

Each semester, a CliftonStrengths® (formerly known as StrengthsQuest) session is held and is open to any student interested in learning more about their strengths. CliftonStrengths® is a national program by Gallup that encourages students to learn about their personal strengths and how they can use their strengths effectively individual and team settings. This event supplies students with a FREE code to take the online CliftonStrengths® Assessment and also gives students a chance to ask questions to a trained professional about their strengths. Students are taught how to apply their knowledge about their strengths to their personal lives, employment, and professional career. More information about CliftonStrengths can be on their website.

Involvement

Involvement Fest

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wittich Field

Involvement Fest is a student organization fair that is held every September. This is a great opportunity for UWL students to learn about the student organizations that are available on campus. This is also a great opportunity for student organizations to advertise themselves, recruit new student members, and share information about upcoming events. Every year, we have a turnout of over 100 student organizations and 1,000 students who come to learn more about being active and getting involved at UWL.

Blood Drives

COVE Programming, along with a co-sponsoring student organization, hosts a two-day blood drive with the American Red Cross. Typically, two blood drives are held each fall semester, and one is held each spring semester. To view dates and to sign-up for a time in advance, please visit the Red Cross website

If your student organization is interested in co-sponsoring a blood drive, please email us at coveprogramming@uwlax.edu

Fall 2017 Blood Drive Dates:

Wednesday, October 4th & Thursday, October 5th - 2110 Student Union
Monday, December 4th & Tuesday, December 5th - 2110 Student Union

Spring 2018 Blood Drive Dates:

Tuesday, February 13th & Wednesday, February 14th - 2110 Student Union

Student Organizations

With over 200 student organizations, it is easy to get involved! Visit the MyOrgs website and find information on all of the active student organizations, including meeting times, contact information, and upcoming events. 

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See what events are happening with student organizations by downloading the Corq app from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store

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Volunteer & Service Opportunities

Sample the City & Ugetconnected Volunteer Fair

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Union Lawn

RAIN DATE: Friday, September 8, 2017

Sample the City & Ugetconnected Volunteer Fair is an event in which Campus Activities Board and COVE Programming work together to bring La Crosse area businesses and volunteer opportunities to campus for students to get a glimpse of all there is to offer in the community, without stepping foot off campus! This is a great chance for students to try different food samples, learn about local businesses, get a sense of volunteer opportunities, and win prizes. 

Make a Difference Day

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9 - 9:30 a.m. Check-in
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Service 
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Pizza Picnic
Make a Difference Day will begin and end at Weigent Park.

*Register by October 6 on Ugetconnected.

Make a Difference Day is a one-day national event held every October that celebrates service in local communities. COVE Programming, along with representatives from Viterbo University and Western Technical College, coordinates service opportunities in the La Crosse area and encourages students to work together to accomplish service projects. Following the service project, students are invited to gather together to enjoy pizza and snacks in Weigent Park.

The service projects for Make a Difference Day are located on Ugetconnected. If you are interested in participating in this event as an individual or as a group, please visit Ugetconnected. After logging in with your UWL username and password, click on the “Make a Difference Day” tab. If you have questions or would like more information, please email us at coveprogramming@uwlax.edu

 

Make a Difference Day

Ugetconnected

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Ugetconnected is a free, online resource for local agencies to advertise volunteer opportunities. The site is brought to you by Great Rivers United Way, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College. We are working together to post volunteer opportunities in one central, online location. Community agencies create a profile on Ugetconnected to recruit volunteers, advertise events, and share information about their agency. As we market this site to the community, we hope it becomes THE online resource in our seven-county community to find volunteer and service opportunities!

We invite you to visit www.uwlax.edu/ugetconnected and use your UW-L student or employee log-in information to create your volunteer profile, respond to volunteer needs, and track your service hours!

Need help getting started? Please reference our helpful New Volunteer Guide.

Community Partnership Portal

The purpose of the Community Partnership Portal is to foster learning and research collaborations in and out of the classroom while building stronger relationships between UWL and the community. 

Volunteer Resources

Visit UWL volunteer website to find related websites geared toward volunteering and service on campus and in the community.

Volunteer Resources by Category

Are you a prospective volunteer in public health? Check out this Volunteering in Public Health guide which has been published by PublicHealth.org.