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Nu Delta chapter submitted a report on their School Bullying Service Learning Grant project.
The purpose of project was to conduct an educational program that was expected to increase students’ understanding of the relationship between school bullying and perceptions of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and gender and evaluate actions taken by individuals, families, schools, and communities that contributes to school bullying.
Measurable outcomes included involving Family and Consumer Science (FCS) students at Harding University in 1) a university-wide “Black-Out Bullying Day”; 2) a workshop where students participated in the webinar: Victims, Bullies, Bystanders and Their Families: The Unique Role for Family and Consumer Sciences in the Bullying Epidemic presented by Dr. Lorna Browne and a discussion of contributing factors to school bullying; 3) a professional presentation conducted by a teacher involved in the anti-bullying initiative in Arkansas; and 4) a service project at a local church teaching children the concepts of tolerance and kindness to others.
To kick off the Kappa Omicron Nu/Nu Delta Chapter School Bullying Service Learning Project, a “Black-Out Bullying Day” was held on January 30 in conjunction with the national observance to increase awareness and understanding of school bullying. Announcements concerning the event were publicized during daily chapel held at Harding University reaching approximately 7000 students and faculty members. For the event students were encouraged to dress in all black attire to promote awareness of the issue of bullying. Family and Consumer Sciences students as well as students across the campus participated in the event.