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Annual Report 2012-13

Kappa Gamma Theta has completed the annual chapter report for 2012-13. Chapter Report B outlines chapters activities completed during the academic year.

This chapter report outlines chapter activity for the year 2012-13

Name of Human Sciences Unit:

Family and Consumer Sciences

Name of Administrator:

Chapter Vice President:

Katie Rooke

Name of Adviser:

Janelle Walter

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 33, including 14 initiate members.

Kappa Gamma Theta held 7 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

August 30, 2012: Fall commencement meeting, member orientation
September 20, 2012: Taco lunch information, service project information
October 18, 2012: initiation information/schedule, general session
November 29, 2012: Fall initiation
January 24, 2013: Spring semester kickoff, member fellowship
February 21, 2013: speaker: WIC nutritionist, fundraiser information
March 19/20, 2013: Nutrition day at Waco Montessori (childhood obesity initiative)
March 28, 2013: speaker: Waco Montessori faculty member, general information session
april 26, 2013: Spring initiation

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

In the fall of 2012, the Kappa Gamma Theta chapter volunteered through our school's Stepping Out program. This is a campus wide bi-annual event that provides students with an opportunity to serve their community. Our group helped at a local community garden which donates its produce to the local salvation army and soup kitchen, as well as other programs designed to feed the Waco community. In the fall and the spring, our chapter held a fundraiser called Taco Lunch, which involved members donating their time and money to provide an event for students and faculty to fellowship while enjoying a meal, and providing our chapter with funds to make events like this possible. In the spring of 2013, our chapter invited faculty members of our Family and Consumer Sciences department to join Kappa Omicron Nu as professional members. Also in the spring of 2013, as part of our childhood obesity theme, our chapter volunteered at a local school to be a part of a nutrition day in gym class. We educated students about the different food groups and the MyPlate model, as well as what it means to build a healthy meal. At the end of the spring semester, our chapter organized a departmental picnic for all of the Family and Consumer Science student groups, such as the Child and Family Studies Organization, the Baylor Student Nutrition Association, Baylor Student Chapter of the American Society of Interior Design, and Baylor Apparel Professionals. This event provided the groups with an opportunity to share their accomplishments for the 2012-2013 year, introduce their new officers for the upcoming year, and get to know students from other groups.

3. Tentative plans for next year

For the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year, the Kappa Gamma Theta chapter plans to create a chapter page on the KON website in order to share our goals and accomplishments with other chapters. Additionally, we want to volunteer at the local Salvation Army and soup kitchen, in order to serve our community. Another goal is to increase member involvement in our chapter by increasing attendance at the monthly meetings to 75%, by encouraging members who consistently do not attend meetings to become more involved. Next year, we also want to facilitate a state-wide gathering of other KON chapters to build relationships with our fellow members. Additionally, we want to provide an opportunity for members to engage in leadership activities. At the end of the spring semester next year, our chapter would like to host a Senior Recognition Banquet to acknowledge our graduating seniors on their achievements. We would like to implement these goals along with our past events that have become a tradition in our chapter such as participating in Stepping Out, Taco Lunch, and the annual departmental picnic.

Student Organization Effectiveness Rubric

Chapter Effectiveness Benchmarks

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

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

Evaluation Benchmarks
Yearly evaluation of chapter activities: 5
Yearly evaluation of programming: 5