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Here at Clemson University, students have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge inside and outside of the classroom. Our University seeks to foster an environment where students may gain meaningful experiences, grow as individuals, and create positive networks.

As students ourselves, we recognize the importance of student life. When we all leave this University, our hope that we are not the same as when we first arrived--but better. We seek to raise the standard, empower students, and soar into a life full of lessons, growth, and endless possibilities. It’s our time to Elevate.

We want to advocate for all students no matter your interests. Every person has a unique journey, and the experiences that we have here at this University will shape us, challenge us, and mold us into the persons that each us of us are destined to be.

As you read you will get a better understanding of what this campaign is all about. Hopefully, you’ll see that it has nothing to do with us; Diamond and Thomas. Instead, it has everything to do with you and what you hope to see for this University.

Divided into three parts, we first focus on the events that we want to plan for the University. We then took an in-depth look into each of our seven colleges. In doing so, we committed to researching issues and topics that impact students. We highlighted two initiatives that we hope to advocate for on behalf of each college.  We seek to raise the standard by creating fun and enjoyable events for all. Our desire is to empower students in their respective academic programs. Lastly, we seek to soar by enhancing the everyday things that make our University better.

We believe this plan is for all students, and we will work to see it through. No matter the outcome, we hope to grow together and to become our best selves. The most important takeaway from the Elevate Campaign is that life is what you make it - be kind, work towards your dreams, and never give up. Raise. Empower. Soar. Elevate.


Signed,

Diamond Brown and Thomas Marshall

 
 
Chill and Chat   Kick-off the school year in August with your student body leaders! We encourage students to stop by the Carillon Gardens to enjoy food trucks, music, and more. Most importantly, we hope that you take a moment to chat with members of Clemson’s Undergraduate Student Government (CUSG) including your Student Body President and Vice President, elected senators, members of cabinet, and so forth! Our hope is to strengthen the relations between CUSG and our peers - we are only effective when we truly take the time to connect and get to know YOU!     Presidents Dinner   We invite every leader from each student organization on campus to join together. We envision an evening consisting of a hearty dinner, a keynote speaker, and meaningful dialogue. We seek to foster an environment of cross-collaboration among student leaders on campus. In doing so, we hope that each participant leaves with useful tools and ideas that not only contributes to their personal growth as student leaders but tools that they can also take back to their respective clubs/organizations to impact the greater student body.     Tigers Serving their Community   What would happen if each club/organization went out to serve the Clemson community ? The impact would assuredly be felt. As college students we know the importance of community and what it means to contribute to a cause greater than ourselves. We envision a week long community service campaign where all clubs and organizations on campus commit to some type of community service. Whether that be going to go clean up the environment, reading books to children, helping a local farmer, collecting food for a local shelter, buying toys for children in need, serving at a local soup kitchen - the opportunities to serve are endless. The week long campaign will highlight every club/organization who chooses to participate.     Tigers got Talent!   We envision a University wide talent show! We envision an event that showcases the talent of our students and student groups on campus. Whether you are a part of a singing troupe on campus and want to display your next song, or a new poet looking to try out your new spoken word - this is for everyone. We seek to create an event that includes all students and that fosters a fun and entertaining environment where everyone will want to showcase their talent. A strong community building activity that will carry on for years to come. This talent show will include a grand prize for the winning act, in addition to a percentage of ticket sales will be donated to a specific cause.     Breakfast Club   We strive to listen to the students, and work with them through everything that we do. Our government will strive to put the students first. That is why we want to create a weekly breakfast meeting where all students are invited to meet, talk, and gather with us to chat about anything. Our progress, feedback, program ideas, and more. We aim to do this in a informal fashion; that is why we will be meeting inside of our dining halls here on campus. Whether it be Core or Schilletter - we will be there. Rather than making you come to use in the offices, we want to come to you - welcome to the Breakfast Club.

Chill and Chat

Kick-off the school year in August with your student body leaders! We encourage students to stop by the Carillon Gardens to enjoy food trucks, music, and more. Most importantly, we hope that you take a moment to chat with members of Clemson’s Undergraduate Student Government (CUSG) including your Student Body President and Vice President, elected senators, members of cabinet, and so forth! Our hope is to strengthen the relations between CUSG and our peers - we are only effective when we truly take the time to connect and get to know YOU!

Presidents Dinner

We invite every leader from each student organization on campus to join together. We envision an evening consisting of a hearty dinner, a keynote speaker, and meaningful dialogue. We seek to foster an environment of cross-collaboration among student leaders on campus. In doing so, we hope that each participant leaves with useful tools and ideas that not only contributes to their personal growth as student leaders but tools that they can also take back to their respective clubs/organizations to impact the greater student body.

Tigers Serving their Community

What would happen if each club/organization went out to serve the Clemson community ? The impact would assuredly be felt. As college students we know the importance of community and what it means to contribute to a cause greater than ourselves. We envision a week long community service campaign where all clubs and organizations on campus commit to some type of community service. Whether that be going to go clean up the environment, reading books to children, helping a local farmer, collecting food for a local shelter, buying toys for children in need, serving at a local soup kitchen - the opportunities to serve are endless. The week long campaign will highlight every club/organization who chooses to participate.

Tigers got Talent!

We envision a University wide talent show! We envision an event that showcases the talent of our students and student groups on campus. Whether you are a part of a singing troupe on campus and want to display your next song, or a new poet looking to try out your new spoken word - this is for everyone. We seek to create an event that includes all students and that fosters a fun and entertaining environment where everyone will want to showcase their talent. A strong community building activity that will carry on for years to come. This talent show will include a grand prize for the winning act, in addition to a percentage of ticket sales will be donated to a specific cause.

Breakfast Club

We strive to listen to the students, and work with them through everything that we do. Our government will strive to put the students first. That is why we want to create a weekly breakfast meeting where all students are invited to meet, talk, and gather with us to chat about anything. Our progress, feedback, program ideas, and more. We aim to do this in a informal fashion; that is why we will be meeting inside of our dining halls here on campus. Whether it be Core or Schilletter - we will be there. Rather than making you come to use in the offices, we want to come to you - welcome to the Breakfast Club.


College of Architecture, Arts, & Humanities    - Support the increase of digital tools available for Architecture students - this is beneficial for students who are looking for internships, and professional development opportunities, by getting hands on experience.  - Work with the Career Center to help better connect students majoring in humanities to jobs/careers upon graduation through ways such as increasing presence of humanity focused professionals at the career fair.        College of Business    - Advocate for more tutor offerings in the Academic Success Center (ASC) for courses such as Finance, Accounting, etc.  - Work to invite more inspiring business men and women to come to engage and invest in our business students.        College of Education    - Push for better transportation services for student teachers traveling to and from their respective schools throughout their student teaching experience. - Support the creation of a stipend or a scholarship that would pay for gas and travel for student teachers in need        College of Science    - Improve the lab experience. Students often complain about very subjective and nonuniform grading on lab assignments by TAs - advocate for this to be more closely monitored and addressed.  - Pre-health advising - continue to support the expansion of pre-health advisor and improve communication and connection with students (providing more preparatory courses, etc.)        College of Agriculture, Forestry, & Life Sciences   - Advocate for more PAL leaders. Students often do not have access to PAL leaders for specific courses -PAL sessions for certain courses are either not available or conflict with lab times.  - Support the expansion of transportation services to off-campus farms that a number of students are required to travel to for many of their classes and/or labs.        College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences    - Advocate for the advancement and betterment of pre-law advising; push for increased and improved services so that students are effectively informed on how to prepare for their next step to law school.  - Improve the transportation for Nursing Students traveling to and from the Greenville and Anderson locations.        College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences    - Support the implementation of a mentorship program for engineering students across different disciplines to better help them in their endeavors towards a career in engineering.  - Promote a more refined Engineering introductory course to give students the opportunity to figure out which engineering discipline is best suitable to their strengths and interest.

College of Architecture, Arts, & Humanities

- Support the increase of digital tools available for Architecture students - this is beneficial for students who are looking for internships, and professional development opportunities, by getting hands on experience.

- Work with the Career Center to help better connect students majoring in humanities to jobs/careers upon graduation through ways such as increasing presence of humanity focused professionals at the career fair.

College of Business

- Advocate for more tutor offerings in the Academic Success Center (ASC) for courses such as Finance, Accounting, etc.

- Work to invite more inspiring business men and women to come to engage and invest in our business students.

College of Education

- Push for better transportation services for student teachers traveling to and from their respective schools throughout their student teaching experience.
- Support the creation of a stipend or a scholarship that would pay for gas and travel for student teachers in need

College of Science

- Improve the lab experience. Students often complain about very subjective and nonuniform grading on lab assignments by TAs - advocate for this to be more closely monitored and addressed.

- Pre-health advising - continue to support the expansion of pre-health advisor and improve communication and connection with students (providing more preparatory courses, etc.)

College of Agriculture, Forestry, & Life Sciences
- Advocate for more PAL leaders. Students often do not have access to PAL leaders for specific courses -PAL sessions for certain courses are either not available or conflict with lab times.

- Support the expansion of transportation services to off-campus farms that a number of students are required to travel to for many of their classes and/or labs.

College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

- Advocate for the advancement and betterment of pre-law advising; push for increased and improved services so that students are effectively informed on how to prepare for their next step to law school.

- Improve the transportation for Nursing Students traveling to and from the Greenville and Anderson locations.

College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences

- Support the implementation of a mentorship program for engineering students across different disciplines to better help them in their endeavors towards a career in engineering.

- Promote a more refined Engineering introductory course to give students the opportunity to figure out which engineering discipline is best suitable to their strengths and interest.

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