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Annual Report 2013-14

Omicron Alpha Nu 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:

College of Human Sciences

Name of Administrator:

Susan Hubbard, Ph.D.

Chapter Vice President:

McKenzie Dungan

Name of Adviser:

Kelly Martin

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 99, including 69 initiate members.

Omicron Alpha Nu held 2 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

Officer Training - October 1, 2013

Fall Initiation- October 6, 2013

Fall Chapter Meeting - Tuesday, November 19th. Elizabeth Frey, a freshman in the College of Human Sciences, initiated a holiday toy drive for children hospitalized at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She discussed the reason for this toy drive and how members could help with the event. We also discussed student ideas for KON activities in the upcoming year.

Spring Chapter Meeting (Required Program Meeting)- Thursday, April 24th. Required program topic was Social Responsibility. Dr. Kate Thornton, Director of Global Education in the College of Human Sciences, spoke to students about the Sustainability in Action study abroad trip in Fiji. Dr. Thornton discussed social responsibility in terms of Fijian cultural preservation. Students on the Sustainability in Action trip learn parts of the culture that may otherwise be lost, such as traditional Fijian basketweaving techniques and rituals. Additionally, the students learn about quality of life issues such as nutrition and human rights.

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

Fall Service Project- Toy drive for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta- November 30th, 2012. The members displayed a tree with ornaments asking for toy donations in the Spidle Hall lobby and a bin to collect toy donations. Two full bins of toys (teddy bears, games, etc). were collected. The toys went to children hospitalized during the holidays at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

3. Tentative plans for next year

Officer Training in September.

Fall initation in October or November.

At least one fall chapter meeting with a service project. At least one spring meeting (required program).

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: 4
Officer training plan: 4
Structure for selection and initiation of members: 4
Structure for member input into setting goals for chapter activities: 4
Process for planning annual activities to respond to goals: 3
Participation in national conference: 0

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

Faculty Support Benchmarks
Value for student organizations: 4
Professional/technical support to student organizations : 4
Faculty Participation in chapter activities : 3

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

Intrapersonal Benchmarks
Realistic self-appraisal, self-understanding, and self-respect: 4
Commitment to ethics and integrity : 5

Interpersonal Benchmarks
Meaningful Relationships: 5
Collaboration: 5