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Special Message to Club Leaders
Dear Club Leaders,
We are writing in response to reports from students who have shared questions and concerns regarding club leaders who have signed on behalf of the entire club in solidarity with the Bryn Mawr Student Collective Grievances and Action Items document.
Students who have confided in Dean’s Office staff or others expressed feelings including discomfort, being unheard, intimidation, pressure, and bullying. Some student club members have reported not being consulted at all before leaders have acted on behalf of the club. Other individuals have shared feeling frustrated and disappointed that even when votes or conversations have taken place within clubs, not all viewpoints were considered or validated.
We recognize that as leaders it is difficult to balance multiple perspectives within a group. Our goal in bringing these reports to your attention is to raise awareness of how some students feel and to help you mitigate any further unintended harm within your clubs.
We will follow up with student organizations to learn more about your process of how you arrived at the decision to make a statement of solidarity.
In the meantime, if you have not gone through a clear process of whether to make a statement of solidarity, please follow up with group members to ensure your members were provided an opportunity to vote and feel represented in the process.
As you move forward, we remind you of your obligation to utilize the Honor Code to guide dialogue with your group members. As group leaders it’s important that you remain open to feedback and dialogue with students in your clubs.
Please take time to review the policies and resources available to all students. We expect that you will share this information with your group members.
Residential Life and Student Engagement Office - firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Dean’s office - firstname.lastname@example.org
Impact Center - email@example.com
Please know that we understand the complexities of serving in leadership positions and are here to offer you support and guidance in your roles.
Take good care,
Mia Harvey, Student Engagement Coordinator
Angie Sheets, Associate Dean of Residential Life and Student Engagement
ViAnna Bernard, Assistant Dean of Residential Life and Student Engagement
Tomiko Jenkins, Dean of Student Life
Student Club Support
Service to the College community through student engagement is personally rewarding and provides opportunities to meet other students, develop relationships, promote change on campus and explore new interests.
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The Office of Student Engagement strives to create a vibrant, purposeful, and supportive college community where students make a difference, develop healthy and meaningful relationships with others, advocate for their interests, learn about themselves, and develop leadership and life skills.
Student Engagement helps students make a difference, develop healthy and meaningful relationships with others, advocate for their interests, learn about themselves, and develop leadership and life skills.
Our Focus Areas:
- Alcohol, Other Drug, Hazing and Bystander Intervention Training and Education
- Leadership, Student Clubs, and Campus Activities, Events, and Programs
- Party Planning and Management
- College Traditions Support