Stony Brook University received the coveted Diamond Star Award in 2015 and Platinum in 2016. They are a fantastic example for many of our chapters because they are a strong community of learners and leaders. One of their favorite programs to host every year is our upcoming Integrity Week! This year, we asked the officers at Stony Brook University for their advice on how to plan and execute a successful Integrity Week.
Chapter President Ahsan Qureshi says about their Integrity Week, “NSCS Integrity Week inspires people to keep striving to be the best version of themselves. It enables us to discuss the ethics involved with a number of topics including academic, wellness, civic integrity, professional integrity, and personal character. Last year, we had students express what integrity meant to them. This was done by writing/drawing what they believed integrity to be. We posted pictures of some of these on Facebook in honor of Integrity Week!”
Three of their key tips are:
- Create social media posts each day about the topic of the day (Reference our Media Kit for help creating social media posts!)
- Run inclusive activities that everyone can join (What kind of activities? Check out our Guide!)
- Be enthusiastic and spread the word amongst your members through email, social media, and in person!
Julia Vasille, the VP, PACE for Stony Brook University says, “Integrity Week is as unifying as it is inspirational. It’s amazing to see what integrity means to our members, and through this event, we come together to express and embody these principles.”
Julia adds two helpful tips:
- Have fun! Integrity Week focuses on you striving to be at your best, so think of some activities that your members would enjoy and that embody principles of Integrity Week
- Having members draw what integrity means to them and posting pictures on social media is a great way to finish Integrity Week and get your members involved.
Integrity Week 2017 kicks off the first week of February, Monday the 6th, and lasts until Friday the 10th! Reach out to the NLC or your ME Manager if you have any questions – but most importantly, as Julia said, have fun!!