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Report for 2014-15

Omicron Gamma has completed the annual chapter report for 2014-15. Chapter Report B outlines chapters activities completed during the academic year.

This chapter report outlines chapter activity for the year 2014-15

Name of Human Sciences Unit:

Human Development & Family Studies

Name of Administrator:

Chapter Vice President:

Katherine Herr

Name of Adviser:

Krista Van Hooser-Perin

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 45, including 26 initiate members.

Omicron Gamma held 6 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

September 2014 - Career Prep/Resume & Interview practice

October 2014 - Membership/Team Building Activities

November 2014 - Internet Security

January 2015 - Self Defense/Personal Safety/Domestic Violence Awareness

February 2015 - Teen Maze Service Project Informational Session (Required Program)

April 2015 - Welcoming New Members/Farewell to Graduates

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

In October we supported the United Way by participating in our department's annual bake sale. Our chapter baked 7 dozen cookies and bars and our members volunteered to staff the table during the sale.

In November, we sponsored a "Winter Warmth" drive for local elementary schools and brought in over 500 pairs of gloves, scarves, hats, and coats.

In March, as we presented Teen Maze in our community, providing fun and educational activities to hundreds of area youth focused on personal safety, making healthy choices, career development.

3. Tentative plans for next year

Mandi McReynolds, Director of Service Learning with Drake University, will discuss developing an attitude of service learning in the community and will present a multitude of ways students can impact their communities, both at home and at the university.

Matt Sullivan will return to discuss new threats to internet safety and maintaining personal information in secure ways online.

Initiation will occur in April, when we hope to welcome 20-30 new members.

Our year will wrap up in May with our annual welcome/farewell celebration meeting.

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: 5
Officer training plan: 5
Structure for selection and initiation of members: 5
Structure for member input into setting goals for chapter activities: 5
Process for planning annual activities to respond to goals: 5
Participation in national conference: 5

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: 5
Social Responsibility: 5
Sense of Civic Responsibility: 5

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

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

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

Interpersonal Benchmarks
Meaningful Relationships: 5
Collaboration: 5