Mason Service Council

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Advising Team

  • Kevin Stoy, Honors College
  • Michelle Allen, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME)
  • Jayson Padilla, Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL)
  • Amber Duffey, Office of Student Involvement (OSI)
  • Lisa Snyder, Leadership, Education, and Development (LEAD)

Student Council Members

  • Amini Bonane
    • Senior
    • Major in Finance
    • Minor in Philosophy & Law
    • Chair, Tau Sigma National Honor Society
    • Executive Cabinet, Student Government
    • RSO Lead Team Liason
    • Student Safety Advisory Board
    • Co-President, Brains Then Beauty
    • “I hope to bring Mason together for the greater good.”
  • Safeeyah Ahmed
    • Junior
    • Major in Management
    • Minor in Conflict Analysis & Resolution
    • Co-President, Brains Then Beauty
    • Ambassador, African Student Association
    • RSO Lead Team
    • “I hope to motivate the community to act & unite through altruism more often! I want to promote the idea of doing good & giving back purely for the sake of doing good and giving back.”
  • Alvaro Torrico
    • Senior
    • Major in Criminology, Law, and Society, concentration in Criminal Justice
    • Minor in Forensic Psychology, Intelligence Analysis, and Psychology
    • Mason Investinyouth
    • Mason Alternative Break Program
    • Tau Sigma National Honor Society
    • “‘If we don’t stand up for our children, then we don’t stand for much.‘ – Marian Edelman. Children are our future and we as a collective should invest more in the leaders of the future.”
  • Onyinyechi Ekeanyanwu
    • Junior
    • Major in Integrative Studies, concentration in International Studies
    • Double Minor in Public Health and Leadership
    • Programs and Events Coordinator, Social Action and Integrative Learning
    • Peer Health Educator, Student Support and Advocacy Center
    • “I want to generate the importance of community service and helping people!”
  • Vanessa Frans
    • Senior
    • Major in Community Health, concentration in Clinical Science
    • Reign Model Troupe
    • National Society for Collegiate Scholars
    • Eta Sigma Gamma
    • Brand Ambassador, Mason Recreation
    • “I hope that by serving in underprivileged communities with the Mason Service Council, I can help generate interest and emphasize the importance of community service at Mason.”
  • Jason Arhin
    • Senior
    • Major in Computer Game Design
    • Ambassador, African Student Association
    • “With the Mason Service Council, I hope to connect people with organizations and groups dedicated to service. I am confident that people are looking for opportunities to serve, they are just not seeing them.”
  • EJ Delpero
    • Senior
    • Major in Communications
    • Student Veterans of America Chapter President, Mason Veteran Patriots
    • Military/Veterans Engagement Fellow, Service Year Alliance
    • “You don’t have to wear a uniform to serve the country or the world. I want to unite Mason through service as a campus tradition.”
  • Rich Strauss
    • Junior
    • Major in Clinical Psychology
    • Secretary, Mason Veteran Patriots
    • Leads committee to reinstate Psychology Club
    • “I hope to inspire others to support their communities and lead future generations in making lasting, positive changes.”
  • Joseph Roesch
    • Sophomore
    • Major in Information Technology
    • Mason Veteran Patriots
    • “I would like to help create paths for us, college students, to help the younger generation be independent and make wise decisions. I’m passionate about helping veterans as well.”

Proposed GoalsĀ 2017-2018

  • Provide a central online resource encompassing all opportunities for civic engagement at Mason
    • Further develop website (masongivesback.onmason.com),
    • Develop a calendar of opportunities and infuse Get Connected to connect all services points on campus
  • Implement student leader pilot group
    • Support council in the completion of a campus audit to answer: What learning-based service opportunities are available on campus? and,
    • What kinds of training or reflections are accompanying these opportunities?
    • Advise in the creation of a mission / purpose for the service council
  • Development of training for pilot group, graduate advisors and students
    • Understand how to engage different groups of students with service opportunities and learning on campus
      • SAIL students or students interested and enrolled in social justice classes, engaged in research around social justice or civic engagement, active students engaged in work and departments around campus
      • Alternative Break leaders, RSO Leaders planning service opportunities, other leaders who have had some training around social justice and civic engagement
      • RSO Members engaging in service, Alternative break attendees, RSO members who complete volunteer hours on a regular to semi-regular basis
      • Students who want to engage civically or in service opportunities but do not know how