Student Programming

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Purpose

Student Programming at MSP is focused on enriching the student academic experience through educational and social activities. 

Our goal is to create opportunities for students to have fun, be creative, and deepen their connection to each other and to the larger MSP community.  

Fundraising for local nonprofit organizations is an essential part of Programming. Throughout the academic year, students have the opportunity to support organizations such as HAVEN, Sanctum House, The Metta Yoga Project, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Affirmations, Micah 6 Community, and more.

Monthly Programming Model

Our Monthly Programming Model creates a direct connection between programming activities and academic material to spark creativity and foster a deeper connection with the key tenets of humanistic psychology. 

This year our student organizations (ECO, IDEA, and Psi Chi) have partnered with Student Engagement to connect the Monthly Programming Model with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainability Initiatives. The UN describes their goal as follows:

This agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity.  It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom.  We recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

This programming initiative at MSP will explore each of the 17 goals as outlined by the UN to help all aspects of our community and world sustain and prosper. 

*Events that have already been completed are italicized. For details on upcoming events please refer to the events calendar. 

  1. No Poverty – Psi Chi will be hosting a community service event
  2. Zero Hunger – During the month of February, Psi Chi held a food drive for Gleaners Community Food Bank
  3. Good Health and Well-Being – Student Engagement self-care events
  4. Quality Education – Learning from Detroit Public School Systems
  5. Gender Equality – Acknowledging the Glass Ceiling passive program
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation – The MSP community will participate in a local clean up
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy – Event in partnership with Consumers Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth – Student Engagement’s Career Fair and Career Service Month will take place in May
  9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure – Throughout the year MSP students engage in research and many present at conferences including Div32 and MPA. Learn more here.
  10. Reduced Inequalities – MSP’s 3rd annual Cultural Competency Conference will be held May 6th and 7th
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities – keep an eye out on campus for helpful facts as to how our community can be more sustainable 
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production – ECO Earth Day celebration at Walking Lightly on April 23.
  13. Climate Action – IDEA and ECO hosted Critical Context for Black American Mental Health presented by Dr. Sebree
  14. Life Below Water – Ghost Net clean up
  15. Life on Land – How you can support the ecosystem in your own backyard  
  16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institution – Structural Racism Programming on Structural Racism in Law Enforcement with Dr. Michael Wallace and Mark Fancher
  17. Partnership for Goals – Psi Chi, IDEA, ECO, and Student Engagement have been working hard to partner on this project – they welcome you to join them!

may, 2022

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