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ANNUAL REPORT

2014 2015

DOSA

Divison of Student Affairs


We see our dynamic and engaged stUdent body as an asset to the University and we continue to be dedicated to their lasting success.


MESSAGE FROM THE ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS During the 2014 - 2015 academic year, the Division of Student

This annual report illustrates the work of a highly talented

Affairs (DOSA) embarked on a new direction to improve support

and dedicated professional staff that Embraces, Engages,

and services to our students. Within our Division, the team

Educates, Enlightens and Empowers our students in various

mantra became “E- Factor, where we Embrace, Engage,

capacities. Together, we thoughtfully built and invested in

Educate, Enlighten, and Empower our students.� We recognize

a vibrant co-curricular campus life that defines who we are

education extends beyond the classroom to our internal and

and makes the student experience at Chicago State

external co-curricular programs and services, our residence

University so special and memorable.

hall and student organizations. We see our dynamic and engaged student body as an asset to the University and we

On behalf of the Division of Student Affairs, I am delighted

continue to be dedicated to their lasting success.

to share with you our 2014 - 2015 annual report. It highlights some of the many ways we have given life to

DOSA has taken a holistic approach to meet the needs of our

our mantra and executed successes for our students, by

students through greater awareness of staff availability and

our students, and with our students.

awareness of the pulse of the study body. Our focus is on education of the whole person so that Chicago State University students and graduates may utilize their education to make meaningful contributions to society through character, competence and integrity.

Sincerely, Farah C. Muscadin, Esq.

Associate Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students


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VISION & CORE VALUES

E-FACTOR: BEYOND THE CLASS ROOM EMBRACE ENGAGE EDUCATE ENLIGHTEN EMPOWER

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DOSA HIGHLIGHTS FOR STUDENTS

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DOSA HIGHLIGHTS WITH STUDENTS

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DOSA HIGHLIGHTS BY STUDENTS

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COUNT ON DOSA

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mission statement

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DOSA will be a leader in providing comprehensive and integrated campus life programs, activities and services. We will cultivate a studentcentered environment where we foster an inclusive learning community with respect, responsibility and acceptance for all diverse cultures and backgrounds.

embrace, engage, educate, enlighten, and empower our students. DOSA

The mission of DOSA is to

collaborates with students, faculty, staff and the community to create a supportive and enriching experience to maximize opportunities for student learning and success. Through high quality programs, activities and services, the DOSA staff facilitates student development, celebrates diversity, and promotes civic and global responsibility which contributes to the retention and graduation of our students.


CORE VALUES STUDENT-CENTERED EXCELLENCE The DOSA team will create an environment that promotes holistic learning cultivating the strengths of our students through quality programming and opportunities for individual and collective growth.

DIVERSITY The DOSA team will provide an inclusive, welcoming and supportive environment which promotes respect, exposure and appreciation of diversity through innovative programming and civic engagement.

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT The DOSA team will create and facilitate the CSU experience through programming and learning opportunities outside the classroom to promote school spirit and Cougar pride.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION The DOSA team will communicate effectively and consistently with and to the student body in order to maintain an open dialogue on campus.

RETENTION DRIVEN DECISION MAKING The DOSA team will be intentional in monitoring the pulse of the student body to assess its morale and needs, essentially leading to the retention of our students.

INNOVATIVE &VISIONARY LEADERSHIP The DOSA team will function as active change agents in fostering growth and development for our student population, empowering them to be productive groundÂŹbreaking leaders and global citizens.

Team Members, Partnerships & Collaborations The DOSA team will honor and respect the expertise of team members as we collaborate and build relationships with internal and external CSU partners. vision / mission / Core values

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division of student affairs african american male resource center

Executive Director, TRiO Services

Associate Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students

The Division of Student Affairs (DOSA) fosters a campus community that supports students in the development of their unique potential, inspiring them to be active learners inside and outside the classroom, successful graduates, and global citizens.

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Assistant Director, Latino Resource Center

Project Counseling

Division of student affairs

Farah C. Muscadin, Esq.

latino resource center

Director, African American Male Resource Center Ronald "Kwesi" Harris, BS The African American Male Resource Center(AAMRC) provides services for African American male students to help them achieve their highest levels of academic, vocational, and personal success.

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Jasmika R. Cook, MS Project Counseling provides access to postsecondary educational opportunities for high-risk populations including first generation and low-income school students, current CSU students, and adults. This unit included three federally-funded TRiO programs: Student Support Services (SSS), Project FAME Upward Bound (PFUB), and the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC).

Marlyn Flores, MA Director, Latino Resource Center Fernando Diaz, MBA The Latino Resource Center (LRC) provides a multitude of resources which allows Latino students to reach their academic, professional and personal goals. The Center promotes an environment of inclusion and support which enhances the college experience of all CSU students.

Outreach Coordinator, Latino Resource Center

Raul Luna, BA


housing & residence life

Abilities office

counseling center

student activities Director, Student Activities & Leadership

Director, Counseling Center Abilities Coordinator Gwendolyn Y. Rowan, J.D. The Abilities Office assures educational access for students with disabilities who self-identify with the office.

Yvonne M. Patterson, PsyD The Counseling Center encourages, supports and assists students in their pursuit of academic excellence by providing a broad range of psychological, counseling and educational services to deal with personal, interpersonal, vocational and academic issues. It also provides outreach programs and consultation services to students, faculty and staff; classroom teaching; and training for graduate students in counseling.

Director, Housing & Residence Life

Tim Lee, MDiv Housing & Residence Life (HRL) provides residents with a clean, safe, and welcoming living environment that promotes maturity, supports academic success, and promotes personal growth on every level.

MaToya S. Marsh, MA Student Activities (SA) encourages and aids in the development of social, cultural, intellectual and governance programs that expands the involvement of students within the campus community and society.

Fraternity & Sorority Life Coordinator Christopher Cook

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E - FACTOR BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

DOSA maintains, expands and protects the University’s focus on students

embrace

educate

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engage

enlighten

empower


By

Embracing our

students, DOSA seeks to increase student participation in programs, activities, and services to contribute to the overall retention rates of the University and strengthen the bond between students and DOSA.

By

By

Engaging our

students, DOSA seeks to increase appreciation of the diverse University community, encourage student leadership, increase active participation in campus life and promote school pride.

Enlightening

our students, DOSA seeks to support and assist our students’ pursuit towards self-actualization.

By

Educating

By our students, DOSA seeks to enhance students’ understanding of their role in a global society.

Empowering our

students, DOSA seeks to produce students who are equipped to achieve personal success and effectuate global change.

E-Factor: beyond THE classroom

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The Abilities Office provided accommodations for approximately

71 first generation

300 students with a variety of

CSU students to

SA recognized and supported the

HRL hosted “Freshman Move In 2014” to welcome students to the Residence Hall. The event included a meet and greet, resource fair and a variety of fun filled activities.

psychiatric and physical disabilities to include developmental, mobility, visual and/or hearing, learning, and chronic health issues.

establishment of 12 NEW student organizations that included LGBT club, DREAMers and Allies, Veterans club, Graduate Student Association, and a host of other social, cultural, service and faith based groups.

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TRIO/SSS welcomed

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the 2nd Annual "I’m First: Back to School Kickoff.”

The CC supported

approximately 450 students through a variety of short term and long term services to help students manage social and emotional issues which improved overall function.

The LRC strengthened its focus on advocacy for undocumented students by assisting in the development of the

DREAMers and Allies student organizations.


EMBRACE EMBRACING EVERY STUDENT IN AN INTENTIONAL WAY

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ENGAGE Engaging the diverse population of the CSU Community through programming, activities, and service.

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SSS hosted its Annual Awards Luncheon to recognize 61 first generation college students who excelled academically with GPAs of 3.0 and higher.

AAMRC hosted the “Brother to Brother” series to provide a safe environment to discuss male-centered issues and concerns.

HRL worked to strengthen the Housing community, to add value to the Residence Life experience, and established traditions through a variety of targeted initiatives including event nights and communal meals.

SA led a “Get Involved Campaign” resulting in the increase of SGA membership from 16 to 25 and Fraternity & Sorority Life membership from 20 to 42.

The LRC celebrated Latino Heritage Month to promote cultural awareness and expose the campus community to a rich variety of Latin American cultures.

Students were recognized and helped plan the Annual Abilities Awareness Recognition Luncheon.

CC staff were featured as returning guest on the Monthly CSU “Mental Health Radio Series,” with topics such as, Coping with Drama and threats to Racism, African Americans and Mental Health and Women and Sexual Health.

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CSU student clubs and organzations hold membership in National organizations such as, SNACS, HACE, National Panhellenic Council and the American Student Government Association, to enhance development of student leadership and administrative skills.

AAMRC supports T.E.M.B.O. by hosting weekly “man to man� dialogues to voice challenges and solutions facing African American males.

The LRC participated in National Conferences such as the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities; exposing students to opportunities for scholarships, professional networking, post graduate studies, internships and fellowships with private and public sectors.

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AAMRC offers peer to peer tutoring services to males throughout the academic year to support academic persistence.

HRL offered workshops for students on depression, domestic violence, suicide prevention, and drugs and alcohol awareness.

Though CC's Effective Study Program (ESP) and Retention Initiative for Student Engagement (RISE) programs, University College and academically at risk students demonstrated increased study strategy and life skills.

SSS launched cohorts by major to support first generation students in developing peer, faculty, and departmental relationships. Fifty-two students participated in lunch and learn events with the College of Education, Criminal Justice, CMAT and Health Sciences to prepare students for completion of course content and to meet industry standards.


EDUCATE Educating our students to prepare them as ethical leaders in a global society.

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ENLIGHTEN Enlightening our students by exposing them to intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual, cultural and social awareness 15

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The CC conducted over 45 psychosocial workshops and programs resulting in the promotion of mental health, social, and disability issues as well as promoted an increased awareness related to intra and interpersonal and social issues.

The LRC and student leaders led programming efforts to promote cultural awareness. These efforts resulted in one of the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration with over 250 participants.

Through a variety of programs and initiatives, AAMRC works to be the pulse of African American cultural and social awareness; touching thousands of students, staff and community members through events such as: W.U.R.D. is Balm, Ujamaa Market, Brother 2 Brother, Continuing the Journey Conference, and the annual Kwanzaa Celebration.

SSS offered Motivational Mondays, a personal development series, in the weeks leading up to midterms and finals to inspire, motivate, and encourage positive thinking.

Abilities Awareness week events featured programs and activities to raise awareness, inclusiveness and sensitivity around issues affecting students with disabilities.

SA hosted programming during Black History, Women’s History, and Sexual Assault Awareness Months which allowed students to be exposed to intellectual, spiritual and cultural perspectives.

Through “Next Level� weekly programming, HRL offered and promoted campus events that encouraged personal and professional development, health and wellness, spiritual development, cultural awareness and learning. enlighten

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HRL student leaders and residents were empowered to create events which impacted the overall campus in meaningful ways. They participated on boards and committees to hire staff, provide input on food service and quality, and plan activities.

Students planned and organized a successful Abilities Awareness Week programming.

Our students attended several professional conferences including; Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities United States Leadership Institute Thurgood Marshall College Fund American Student Government Association African American Psychology Conference

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SSS students participated in the national I’m First online community to empower first generation students to share their stories and seek guidance.

SGA provided recommendations to proposed tuition and fee increases, which were adopted by the administration.

LRC students participated in professional and leadership development workshops such as Resume Writing, Elevator Speech, Investment Opportunities and Tips and Personal Branding.

Students were able to participate and serve on several university committees including; Presidential Search Committee Finance Committee University Budget Committee University Accreditation Steering Committee Commencement Committee Black History/Women History/Sexual Assault Judicial Affairs Committee Alcohol Other Drugs & Violence Prevention Committee


EMPOWER Empowering our students to become effective change agents throughout the University and beyond

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COUNT ON DOSA .....one student at a time AAMRC reached over

13,000

people through a variety of out reach initiatives

22,000

Over student visits to DOSA offices

~ $2,066,178

was allocated for direct programming and services for students.

Student Activities increased the number of Registered Clubs and Organizations from

69

to

81

Increased SGA Membership from

19

16

to

25

over

50%

increase of Fraternity and Sorority Life members SGA Executive Board GPA

3.45 Fraternity and Sorority Life GPA

3.0 SSS graduation rate

43% Increased membership of T.E.M.B.O. by

75%


The Abilities Office

DOSA Fundraising Raised over

≈ 300

provided accommodations for students with a variety of disabilities

proctored

exams ~ 225

1300 visits to the Abilities lab 8

resource fairs and open house events across campus resulting in an increased awareness of Counseling and Disability services and programs offered to CSU students

$50,000 for student resources

The number of students utilizing the LRC and its resources increased by

170%

compared to the previous year

LRC programming incresased by

120%

compared to the previous year

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DOSA for the students

Launched new DOSA Website Secured funds and allocated space for the opening of the Women’s Resource Center Made upgrades to the common areas of the Student Union Building Upgraded the Counseling Center

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Improved Communication amongst CSU Community o Dean of Students Instagram Account o Creation of the Student Affairs email to allow emails to be sent directly to students o Launched the “Got Mail Campaign” to encourage students to utilize their CSU email accounts

Completed a variety of aesthetic and functional upgrades to the Residence Hall including the lobby, conference room, game room, lounge areas, and computer lab

Established a centralized email for students, faculty, and staff to communicate directly with the Dean Established DOSA social media presence

Created a Student Affairs Council

Digitized the Student Handbook

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Created a new weekly online newsletter, “Cougar Call”

Hosted the Annual LRC End of the Year Reception to recognize students for their dedication and leadership

Partnered with the Career Development Center to host the Inaugural Cougar Closet as part of Cougar Career Day

CC provided leadership training to resident assistants and various clubs and organizations across campus

Expanded dining options with Food Truck Thursdays Implemented “Freshmen Focus” in the residence hall to encourage freshman residents to get involved on campus Raised funds for students through the LRC Scholarship Dinner and Awards Ceremony

The Abilities Office hosted an annual awards and recognition luncheon honoring graduating seniors SA awarded scholarships and acknowledged student leaders for their contributions to the university at The Heritage Ball and CSU Women’s Rock HRL hosted the annual Thanksgiving Dinner for resident hall students where faculty and staff served the residents

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DOSA with the students

HRL encouraged school spirit by incentivizing involvement for campus activities sponsored by Student Activities, Athletics and other departments.

Fraternity & Sorority Unity Garden

CSU students collaborated with OLAS to promote school pride in the Latino community by participating in the Little Village Mexican Independence Day Parade.

Through external partnerships, students were recognized and awarded scholarships at the Dia de Los Ninos Parade.

Created a Student Affairs Student Advisory Council

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HRL celebrated student achievements at the first HRL Appreciation Banquet and Awards Dinner.

DOSA supports student leadership initiatives with the following activities: o o o o o o o o o o o o

Fraternity/Sorority Plots Peace Walk Tandem Bike Challenge Homecoming Events Northwestern Hospita Lurie Cancer Walk ALS Challenge Gay Pride Parade Bud Billiken Parade AAMRC fundraiser CSU Lobby Day Thanksgiving Throwdown 2015 Mayoral Forum


DOSA by the students

AAMRC / T.E.M.B.O. reactivated CSU NAACP Chapter

Die In – Black Lives Matter

Candlelight Vigil for victims of Charleston, SC

Workshops on Safe Sex

Programs focused on HIV/AIDS Awareness

Abilities Awareness Adaptive Basketball Game and Adaptive Bike Challenge

AAMRC / T.E.M.B.O. Graduate Assistant secured a teaching position at Urban Prep

SGA/NPHC Anti Bullying Event

IBHE Lobby Day

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Hosted food and clothing drives

Student led the National Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge

International Students Flash Mob

Engaged students in the competition to create the Cougar Calendar Cover The Dreamers and Allies created the “Monarch Butterfly Scholarship” raising over $1500 in their first year to support other DREAMers

Voter registration Drive

Workshops on Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

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support learning beyond the classroom

We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the CSU family. The support the Division of Student Affairs has received from faculty, staff, alumni, community members, and donors has been tremendous. Our success in supporting our students is your success.

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As a Division, we successfully raised over $50, 000. These dollars were used to purchase computers for the 24 hour residence hall SafeSpeed computer lab in the residence hall, to reestablish the Women’s Resource Center, and award scholarships to our students.

We could not do it without you and ask that you continue to give to the Division of Student Affairs to help maximize our students’ experience at CSU.


Your contributions support the following:

LRC Fundraising Scholarship Dinner

LRC Awards and Recognition Ceremony

Heritage Ball Awards and Recognition Banquet

CSU Women Rock Scholarship

Cougar Closet Professional Clothing Drive

AAMRC Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

Student Support Services

The Women's Resource Center Development

Lead the way and give to the Division of Student Affairs through The University Foundation of Chicago State University. http://www.csu.edu/TUFCS/index.htm.

Please mail donations in c/o Student Affairs to: 9501 S. King Dr ADM 322, Chicago, IL 60628

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FIND US ONLINE AT: www.csu.edu/dosa @csu_deanofstudents @csu_getinvolved @tembo4u

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CONTRIBUTORS

Design (MTMD) Hanemas Pangestu Graphic Designer Hanemas, otherwise known as Hanne was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and is a Junior at Chicago State University. This cheerful woman is a student-athlete, playing in CSU's women tennis team. Hanne has a pet bird named Yoko, and part of her hobby and passion is in photography, traveling and filmmaking. Hanne came up with the overall design of the DOSA annual report and played a major role in the report's layout.

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Rashley Yeremia Design (MTMD) Senior Graphic Designer Rashley Yeremia was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and is a Senior at Chicago State University. This fashionable young man plays on the CSU men's tennis team. Other than graphic design, Rashley shares the same passion for music, filmmaking and model building. Rashley worked as the supervising designer. He was responsible for all the details of the design and played a significant role in the overall layout of the annual report's design.

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