Campus Life

Community Engagement

Active Citizenship

All members of Roadrunner Nation have a role and responsibility in giving back to their community through advocacy, civic engagement, or volunteerism. Students can recognize their civic potential and take initiative to develop it by becoming educated on social issues and serving the individuals for whom those issues are a reality. Student Life connects students with individual and collaborative actions designed to identify and address social issues locally, nationally, and globally.

Students Advocating for Volunteer Efforts (SAVE)

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SAVE Leaders are a group of students committed to creating and hosting programs designed to identify and address social issues locally, nationally, and globally.

All students are eligible to participate in programs hosted by SAVE.  Students may also apply to serve on one of four committees. Serving on a committee provides students with practical opportunities to develop leadership capacity and apply leadership awareness, knowledge, competencies, and skills.

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS: 

Our organization is made up of two different committees each focusing on unique programs and initiatives: (1) Community Engagement and Outreach; (2) Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement. More details on each committee can be found below. 

Committee members do not need prior student leadership experience but should have a passion for creating positive change and giving back to their community. Applications close on July 27th, at 11:59 pm. All applicants will be subject to a GPA and conduct check.

APPLY NOW.

The Executive Director works closely with all committees. Applicants who qualify for Campus or Federal Work-Study will be paid hourly. Other applicants will be eligible for a semester-based stipend. 

Program Managers must have served at least one academic year on SAVE or two years in a student leadership position at a collegiate level. These applicants agree to take on additional responsibilities within the organization and chair one of two committees – (1) Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement; (2) Community Engagement and Outreach.

Statement of interest writing prompts are below: 

  • Executive Director: How would you build community within the organization and help develop its members?
  • CLDE Program Manager: What is your current understanding of democratic engagement and why is this work important for Dalton State?
  • CEO Program Manager: What is your philosophy for community engagement?  How can SAVE leverage community engagement and outreach to truly make a difference in our community?

To learn more about programs offered through SAVE, you can explore each of the committees and their offerings by clicking one of the options below to expand the details: 

Alternative Break Trips

Alternative Breaks strive to connect and send groups of Dalton State students to engage in affordable community-based service projects. During this break from class, students are provided the opportunity to learn about the problems faced by members of communities with whom they may otherwise have had little to no direct contact.

This immersion in diverse environments enables students to experience, discuss, and understand social issues in a significant way encouraging them to act in their own communities.

You can check-out upcoming trip details by clicking on one of the following: 

  • Alternative Fall Break Trips
  • Alternative Spring Break Trip
  • Summer Trips

Volunteering through RoadrunnerServe

Student Life believes all members of Roadrunner Nation have a role and responsibility in giving back to their community through advocacy, civic engagement, or volunteerism. Students can recognize their civic potential and take initiative to develop it by becoming educated on social issues and serving the individuals for whom those issues are a reality. Student Life utilizes the RoadrunnerServe platform to help connect students with individual and collaborative actions designed to identify and address social issues locally, nationally, and globally.

Community Partners are nonprofit organizations, public agencies, government offices, schools, and certain private businesses that provide community service or service-learning opportunities. Any Community Partner in the Northwest, GA, or surrounding area is eligible to create an Agency Account within RoadrunnerServe.

CREATING AN AGENCY ACCOUNT

To register your agency, please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Agency Registration Form, here
  2. Complete the required fields, and click “submit now”. 
  3. Wait for an agency approval email from roadrunnerserve@daltonstate.edu.

Once you have created your account, you can begin posting opportunities! As a new Agency Manager, we highly recommend you look through the tutorials below to become acquainted with the portal's many features. If you have a specific project or event coming up and you would like to partner with our SAVE Leaders and Student Life to provide transportation to a small group of 12-15 students, please contact Heather Williams, Assistant Director of Leadership & Civic Engagement to begin the conversation. 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Location: Dean of Students Office, Pope Student Center 
Email: hwilliams@daltonstate.edu
Phone: 706-272-4428
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