Hey you Cool Ghouls, come hang out with us tomorrow!

The SAO and a number of Division of Student Life Offices are hosting the spookiest, funnest, and most awesomest Halloween party tomorrow from 1-4pm on the 5th Floor of the Student Center.  So, won’t you join us for a great afternoon of snacks, costume contests, and games!  It’s a great way to relax before your stack of PSets go BOO! at you this weekend!

SAO Halloween Poster

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Class of 2018 – CCLP is for you!

Calling all sophomores!  The Student Activities Office and the MIT Alumni Association are partnering up once again to offer your class the Community Catalyst Leadership Program!

Partnering you up with experience alumni mentors, CCLP will help you learn more about maximizing your own leadership potential, exploring and better understanding your values, and developing professionally!

If you want to follow Kid President’s advice, CCLP is for you!

You can learn more about the program at our info session on Tuesday, November 3rd, at 7:00 PM in Building W11-190.  Additionally, you can find the application for CCLP here!

CCLP 2015 Poster

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Walk to Fight Suicide – Consider Attending

Locally, there will be a Walk to Fight Suicide happening in Brighton.  This is part of a larger, national event, and may be a good opportunity to get away from MIT and support a very worthy cause.  Info below.  As always, if you need support or help at anytime, be sure to reach out to the various support services that exist at MIT.

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POSTPONED – Diversity Leadership Retreat

Hello all,

Due to a variety of reasons, the Office of Multicultural Programs has decided to postpone the Diversity Leadership Retreat until further notice.  But, do not fear, it shall return bigger and better and awesomer.  We promise.

Until then, if you need to be supported through this tough news, we got you:

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Diversity Leadership Retreat – Sign up soon!

Diversity Leadership Retreat is back again in it’s second year, and it offers some amazing opportunities to explore your views on leadership and how it is intertwined with creating inclusive communities.

Diversity Leadership Retreat takes place from Friday, Oct. 16th to Sunday Oct. 18th, and is free to all MIT students who sign up.  The application deadline is Friday Oct. 9th, so sign up soon soon soon!  DLR takes place at the very pretty and very awesome Camp Burgess in Sandwich MA!

Leadership + Babbling Brooks + Free = Awesome!

 

With a variety of activities, including low ropes courses, the Diversity Leadership Retreat is a different kind of retreat, but something that will leave a lasting impression on your time here at MIT.

Just like bears like to hang out in nature together, you can come hang out with fellow MITers in nature too!

 

Learn more here at studentlife.mit.edu/diversity-leadership-retreat and sign up by this Friday!

 

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Comedy Comes to Campus – Friday, Oct. 2nd

It’s Fall.  We have a Festival for you! Fall Festival!  It’s a super fun comedy show featuring some of the top comedic talent out there right now.  We are super excited about this year’s show, happening in Kresge Auditorium this Friday at 8pm!

MIT’s UA Events Committee is proud to present Chris Hardwick of Comedy Central’s @midnight as this year’s Fall Festival comedian!

The host of the Nerdist podcast is bringing new material to MIT this Friday. So whether you love nerd comedy, are in need of an outrageous dose of pop culture satire, or can relate to internet enthusiasts everywhere (hey, a lot of us were raised by the internet!), make sure to purchase your tickets ASAP at tickets.mit.edu!

You should totally buy tickets, invite some friends, and come hang out!

“Not coming Friday.” 😦

 

Get updates and more information on the show at our Facebook event as well!

See you all Friday night at Kresge for our show with Chris Hardwick!

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Come meet our new Assistant Director!

Come meet our new Assistant Director of Student Activities and Leadership, Elizabeth Thompson!

It’ll be great fun… not awkward at all…

…no… srsly… we’re going to have fun!

Elizabeth, in addition to being responsible for a number of leadership development initiatives through SAO, will also work with and advise student organizations and student-run initiatives, including the Freshmen Leadership Program. She will be able to help you gain valuable leadership knowledge amongst the rush of the firehose!

Working with Elizabeth will allow you to do this to the firehose!

 

So, join us in W20-549, the SAO Suite from 1:30 – 3:00 PM this Friday, September 18th!

 

Refreshments available!

…plus you won’t have to share!

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