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.

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: 

Community Engagement & Outreach

The Community Engagement and Outreach Committee focuses on volunteer initiatives that will help to create and maintain a culture of community engagement at Dalton State College. This committee’s primary responsibility will be recruiting, training, and connecting student volunteers to local agencies in need. Signature events and initiatives include: 

Community Action Days (CADs)

Community Action Days (CADs) are monthly service projects where students are invited to travel off campus to learn from, grow with, and serve the communities that exist beyond the confines of our campus. With a focus on meaningful service accompanied by reflection, CAD seeks to spark compassion for and connection with oneself, the campus community, local service agencies, and the neighborhoods and members of the greater Northwest Georgia Area. 

The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance or 9/11 Day is a federally-recognized day of unity and charitable service, annually observed throughout the United States and in other countries around the world on the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. It has grown to become the largest annual day of charitable service in the United States. As a campus, we reflect on the tragedy of 9/11 and the unity sparked by all who came together to serve on that day by coordinating multiple service project opportunities to showcase unity across our community. 

The Big Event is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to express our campuses gratitude and support to our community. The Big Event is traditionally known to be the largest one-day, student-run service project on many campuses across the nation. This event happens every April in coordination with Spring Fling. 

The easiest way to stay up to date on these events is to visit our agency page on RoadrunnerServe. 

Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement

The Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) committee promotes engaged citizenship through democratic participation and social responsibility by creating awareness campaigns, educational programming, and professional development that provide fellow Roadrunners with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to make a difference in their communities. The CLDE committee will plan and execute projects, events, and initiatives to meet all aspects of the Campus Plan for Democratic Engagement.

We believe that civic engagement challenges students to do more than just volunteer. It requires them to develop and use a combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to make a difference within the community. This type of engagement encourages students to ask the difficult questions, find the root causes, and implement solutions. To help students gain the knowledge, skills, values, and motivation needed, Student Life has collaborated with various campus and community partners to provide the following signature programs and resources:

  • Constitution Week
  • Voter Registration, Education, Out to Vote

Have questions?

We’d be happy to answer your questions about our community engagements. Please reach out through the contact information listed.

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