Community Development Activities

2012-2013 Community Development Activities Requirements

The conducting of community development activities (CDA’s) within the resident halls serves a purpose to provide students with events that they would not receive education about within the classroom.  Each of your activities should be based on the values of the university.

Month

Theme

Requirement

Sample Programs

FALL SEMESTER

August/

September

COMMUNITY

 

2 CDAs

1 Bulletin Board

Shake up your Night (Milkshakes & Games), Pizza Parties, Campfires @ the Cabin, Movie Nights, Trading Spaces: Res Hall Edition, Trip to the Shannon

October

RESPECT

 

 

1 CDA

1 Bulletin Board

CRASH: Watch the movie and facilitate a discussion, Design a passive program encouraging environmental awareness in your hall (i.e. Bulletin Boards & Recycling Initiatives), Common Grounds Panel: Should Christians Vote? Bulletin Board on world religions

November

DISCOVERY

 

1 CDA

1 Bulletin Board

 

Invite the Career Development Center to do a workshop on deciding on a major or finding an internship, Invite a professor to present on their specialty, How to eat healthily in Marbeck,

December

SERVICE

 

1 CDA

1 Bulletin Board

 

Visiting the elderly at a nursing home, Collecting blankets/coats for the homeless, Collecting non-perishable food to donate to a food shelter,

SPRING SEMESTER

January

COMMUNITY

 

2 CDAs

1 Bulletin Board

 

Superbowl Party, Euchre Tournament, Ultimate Frisbee vs. another Hall/floor, REWIND: Old school TV nights, Craft Night

February

SERVICE

 

1 CDA

1 Bulletin Board

 

Penny Wars to donate to a charity, Assisting buildings and grounds with cleaning and repairing the dugouts,

March

DISCOVERY

 

1 CDA

1 Bulletin Board

 

Car Maintenance 101: Have a couple of your residents teach how to maintain their cars,

April

RESPECT

 

1 CDA

1 Bulletin Board

 

Cross Cultural Panel: Have students going on cross cultural plan a program to teach about the culture they are going to be visiting, International Dinner,