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Annual Report 2013-14

Kappa Gamma Sigma has completed the annual chapter report for 2013-14. Chapter Report B outlines chapters activities completed during the academic year.

This chapter report outlines chapter activity for the year 2013-14

Name of Human Sciences Unit:

Department of Family & Consumer Sciences

Name of Administrator:

Dr. Ethel Jones

Chapter Vice President:

Julisa Reed

Name of Adviser:

Dr. Bonita Manson

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 17, including 15 initiate members.

Kappa Gamma Sigma held 5 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

September 9, 2013 - discussed the national initiatives, fundraising activities, service projects, and initiation
October 7, 2013 - welcomed new members and discussed the following: ScholarCon, annual report for the university, fundraising ideas, student organization fair, bullying project at Felton, Adopt-a-Highway, Relay-for-Life, and collection of non-perishable food items.
October 15, 2013 - Mandatory student organization meeting to discuss hazing and the law, student policies, and facility usage request and set-up
February 18, 2014 - discussed dates for street clean-up, progress with
relay-for-Life donations, getting in contact with the principal to do a project at Felton Laboratory school on bullying, and Adopt-a-Child program
March 18, 2014 - suggestions to increase attendance, tabling the bullying project for next semester due to lack of participation, Relay-for-Life event at the fairgrounds, initiation for the spring, fundraising, ScholarCon, and Adopt-a-Highway
April 15, 2014 - discussed Relay-for-Life event at the fairgrounds, Adopt-a-Highway date and volunteers, welcomed new members, new officers, queen, fundraising progress, and annual report

2. Campus or community projects, activities, or events:

Adopt-a-Highway - student members collected 5 bags of trash along College Street, October 12, 2013 and 7 bags of trash April 26, 2014
Initiation ceremonies - 15 new initiatives were inducted October 3, 2013 and 15 new initiatives were inducted April 10, 2014
Coordinated collection of non-perishable food items with the Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Student Unit to donate food items to two families in Orangeburg, SC for a holiday meal, October 1 - November 22, 2013
Adopt-a-Child Program - two children (D'Andrew Yon and Amariyah Calloway) received gift for Christmas December 3, 2013
Relay-for-Life - KON and FCS Student Unit raised $497 for cancer research in Orangeburg county
"Women Build': Edisto Habitat for Humanity - KON along with other campus organization volunteered with over 75 female volunteers to help build an affordable house for Ms. Jackie Shivers in Orangeburg county

3. Tentative plans for next year

- Increase student participation
- Continue with Adopt-a-Highway, Adopt-a-Child Program, Adopt-a-Family at Thanksgiving, and Relay-for-Life
- Collect non-perishable food items for Hope Health
- Develop a brochure on bullying to be distributed campus wide
- More participation at local school on our national initiatives

Student Organization Effectiveness Rubric

Chapter Effectiveness Benchmarks
Registration with appropriate institutional office: 5
Participation in institutional training for student groups: 5
Procedures for election of officers: 3
Officer training plan: 3
Structure for selection and initiation of members: 5
Structure for member input into setting goals for chapter activities: 4
Process for planning annual activities to respond to goals: 5
Participation in national conference: 5

Learning Benchmarks
Co-curricular activities that enhance academic goals: 3
Activities respond to shared goals: 4
Participation in National Required Program initiative: 3
Effective leadership: 4
Social Responsibility: 5
Sense of Civic Responsibility: 5

Faculty Support Benchmarks
Value for student organizations: 5
Professional/technical support to student organizations : 4
Faculty Participation in chapter activities : 5

Evaluation Benchmarks
Yearly evaluation of chapter activities: 3
Yearly evaluation of programming: 3

Intrapersonal Benchmarks
Realistic self-appraisal, self-understanding, and self-respect: 5
Commitment to ethics and integrity : 5

Interpersonal Benchmarks
Meaningful Relationships: 5
Collaboration: 5