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A N N UA L 2011-2012

Get Involved: 1 Reflect On Your Success!


Guide to

Pioneer Involvement can point you in the right direction for leadership and involvement opportunities at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. www.uwplatt.edu/go/pioneerlink

Table of Contents UW-Platteville is different than high school: • Professors may not always check your homework on a daily basis, but they still expect you to know the material. Skipping homework simply because it may not be checked by the professor is a bad idea. • Professors expect you to complete assigned textbook readings on your own, but may not always discuss these readings in class nor remind you to keep up with your assigned readings! • Professors may not always follow the textbook, choosing rather to supplement assigned text readings with lectures based on outside material. And they’ll expect you to get lecture notes from classmates if you miss a day of class. • Professors may not remind you of incomplete work or missing assignments. And they may not accept late work or provide extra-credit assignments. • Professors expect you to initiate contact with them if you have questions or concerns about lecture material or class assignments. Excerpts from the Why Freshmen Fail brochure from www.uwplatt.edu/firstyear.

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Welcome.......................................................... 1

Intramurals.............................................. 23

Pioneer Involvement Center............................ 1

Outdoor Recreation.................................24

Mission Statement.................................... 1

Pioneer Athletics..................................... 24

Support Services....................................... 1 Campus Life.................................................. 24 Student Organization Development.......... 2

Rights and Responsibilities.................... 24

First Year Involvements............................. 3

Markee Pioneer Student Center............. 24

Greek Life................................................. 4

Programming and

Pioneer Leadership, Involvement

Special Events........................................ 24

and Volunteering....................................... 7

Campus Programming and Relations..... 25

Palette of Involvement.............................. 9

New Student Orientation......................... 25

Involvement Planner............................... 11

Patricia A. Doyle Women's Center.......... 25

PioneerLink............................................. 15

Center for the Arts................................... 25

UW-Platteville Student Governance.............. 20

Nohr Gallery............................................ 25

Student Senate....................................... 20

Student Health Services.........................26

Residence Hall Association..................... 21 Student Organizations................................... 26 SUFAC.................................................... 21

Academic Department Organizations..... 26

Student Center Advisory Committee....... 21

Community Service.................................27

Presidents' Council................................. 21

Governance Groups................................ 27

United Greek Council.............................. 21

Greek Life Organizations........................ 27

Community Involvement - Pioneer Academic

Men's Greek Chapters......................... 27

Center for Community Engagement.............. 21

Women's Greek Chapters.................... 27

International Education.................................. 22

Honors and Recognition Societies.......... 27

International Student Services................ 22

Media...................................................... 27

Education Abroad.................................... 22

Multicultural and Diversity Groups.......... 27

Media - Exponent.......................................... 22

Music and Theatre.................................. 28

WSUP 90.5 FM....................................... 22

Special Interest....................................... 28

Pioneer Television................................... 23

Spiritual Groups...................................... 28

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs............. 23

Sport Clubs............................................. 28

Recreation..................................................... 23 Important Numbers........................................ 29 Pioneer Activity Center............................ 23 Campus Map....................................back cover Ropes Course......................................... 23

Design/Layout by Design Services The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. www.ncahlc.org Phone: 312.263.0456


Welcome

Mission Statement

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

The mission of the Pioneer Involvement Center is: to create collaborative, co-curricular programs, events and processes supporting student leadership and involvement opportunities contributing to student retention and encouraging diversity.

~ Margaret Mead

Several functional areas offer programs, services and resources to promote student involvement. These areas include: •  •  •  •  • 

Support Services Student Organization Development First Year Involvements Greek Life Pioneer Leadership, Involvement and Volunteering We take pride in connecting you with the correct information or the right source.

Suggestions to succeed: • Enroll in one of the freshman-level “intro courses.” • UWP Study 1010 Introduction to College Life • GENENG 1000 Engineering Success Skills • BIO Quest • Meet with your professors. Go in and talk with them during their office hours, even if it’s not to get help with your class.

Pioneer Involvement Center www.uwplatt.edu/pic

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The Pioneer Involvement Center is on the first floor of the David J. and Lou Ann Markee Pioneer Student Center. The general access computer lab allows students to work independently or with a group. Comfortable furniture and a friendly environment provide a “home away from home” atmosphere.

Pioneer Involvement Center

Support Services....................... 342.1075 The PIC staff will connect you with student organizations, find times and locations of various campus events, provide materials on involvement opportunities, upcoming workshops and programs and answer or find answers to your questions. Services available to registered student organizations include a mailbox, file drawer reserved on a yearly basis, copies, faxes and other information.

• Become a good “time manager.” Put yourself on a schedule for classes, work, studying and relaxing. • Isolate yourself during “study time.” Remove the potential distractions of television, video games, computers, even roommates and friends. • Take responsibility for your own success. Play an active role and be assertive in taking control of your life. • Determine what motivates you. Reward your success. Excerpts from the Why Freshmen Fail brochure from www.uwplatt.edu/ firstyear.

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“Coming into college, I thought doing homework and hanging with friends was all I needed. However, upon getting involved on campus, I realized how much of the college experience I had missed out on; all the friends I’ve met, the experiences I’ve encountered and the life lessons I’ve learned are irreplaceable.” Christopher Smith Alumnus – Broad Field Science Nekoosa, Wis.

with the UW-Platteville student organizations by communicating with each other in a user friendly way. PioneerLink includes event notices, forms, documents, organization files storage location and a Facebook connection. To learn more about specific student organizations visit uwplatt.edu/go/pioneerlink.

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During New Student Registration in the summer, new students created an account on PioneerLink and submitted a request to join several student organizations. Each group's president and/or advisor was sent an e-mail indicating each student’s interest in joining.

One way you can “get connected” is to join one or more of the active student organizations. With more than 200 registered student organizations, it is easy to find something you are interested in to fill spare time. If you cannot find one of interest, you can create your own. All you need is five friends and a faculty/staff member to serve as the advisor. To start a new group, contact the PIC staff. As part of student organization development, the PIC offers an online central management and networking tool called PioneerLink. This tool allows UW-Platteville students to interact

By becoming a member of a student organization, you will have opportunities to explore and develop leadership and communications skills. The enjoyment of collaborating and achieving goals, as well as the interpersonal connections, create one of the most valuable experiences that you will have at UW-Platteville. The PIC staff will:

“UW-Platteville has hundreds of organization and clubs to get involved with while you are in college. I love getting involved with different things to meet new people on campus and educate myself about diversity.” Savion Kirk Senior – Elementary Education Freeport, Ill.

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• Provide guidance in starting a new organization • Help discover ways to raise funds for projects • Offer ideas for recruiting new members; • Assist new officers to “learn the ropes” at transition workshops • Support in developing budgets and navigating the student segregated fees process • Work with leaders to help build a stronger organization We want students to learn, grow and understand the dynamics of working in an organizational setting. Our goal is to create successful, productive experiences. The staff provides support and challenges individuals and groups to move beyond the usual boundaries. The main rewards of working within an organization are life skills for continued success. The Pioneer Involvement Center is a one-stop location for any problems a group may encounter.

See pages 26-28 for a complete listing of organizations and their advisor's phone number or visit www.uwplatt.edu/go/pioneerlink.


First Year Involvements

First Year Involvements.............. 342.1075 Getting a college education is a huge investment. Training is necessary to maximize students’ abilities to get the most out of their college experience and prepare them for future successes. Large corporations do extensive training in job skills, structure and culture of the company. This helps employees ensure their successful performance. The PIC, Student Success Center and counselor education department collaborate with the director of First Year Experience to offer a course, UWPStudy 1010 Introduction to College Life, designed to help students be successful. Contact your academic advisor for details on how to secure a seat in this class. One key to success: balance.

How Much Studying is Expected?

What other students say...

Recent surveys of UW-Platteville students reveal a significant difference in perceptions about how much studying is considered “normal.” Professors routinely expect students to study two to three hours per class hour. Each threecredit course should result in six to nine hours of studying per week.

For many freshmen, attending UW-Platteville is really their first time away from home for any extended period. Conversations with UW-Platteville students reveal insights into “what works and what doesn’t work” in college.

But students suggest a much lower expectation, perhaps based on their high school experiences. Many students acknowledge studying an hour or less per class, then trying to “cram” for several hours right before the next exam. Some students attempt “all-nighters” during which they try to catch up on several weeks’ worth of coursework or text readings. More than 70 percent of students surveyed report studying less than 10 hours per week, with 27 percent indicating they study less than five hours per week! These statistics suggest most students study much less than professors expect them to! The results are less-effective performance and lower grades.

First Generation Students Many of our freshmen are first-generation college students – the first members of their families to attend a university. FGC students encounter special problems in making this transition. They often over-extend themselves in social and extra-curricular activities to “prove” they belong in college. FGC students describe their families as supportive – but clueless – in understanding just what college life is all about. And FGC students very often experience a special kind of psychological stress as they attempt to straddle these two very different worlds. Excerpts from the Why Freshmen Fail brochure, from www.uwplatt.edu/firstyear.

Why Freshmen Fail! In a recent study of UW-Platteville students, 26 percent of new freshmen failed at least one course. In addition, 9 percent of our new freshmen were placed on academic probation because of low grades. And 7 percent of our new freshmen were dismissed because of grades. A lot of freshmen look at these statistics and think, “It’ll never happen to me!” But all of these freshmen had originally satisfied UW-Platteville’s academic admission standards. And many of these freshmen had been outstanding students during high school. So why did these freshmen fail?

• “Freedom is a big deal. There’s no one here to tell you to turn off the TV and study, or to suggest you quit playing video games at 2 a.m. when you have an 8 a.m. class! This new freedom really takes over your life.” • “Learn how to read a textbook. Concentrate on studying.” • “Teachers are willing to help you if you’re willing to help yourself. Go to class!” • “You can party whenever. The threat of being caught often leads to binge drinking, especially for addictive personalities.” • “A lot of us procrastinate … because we were able to do that in high school with no consequences. By the time we figure out that doesn’t work well in college, it’s too late … the damage has already been done, and we’re in trouble in our classes.” • “I got lucky – it only took me one test to realize I wasn’t in high school anymore!” • “Time management is critical. Setting up a regular schedule for studying, for work, etc., is very important.” • “Get away from distractions – television, the Internet, Instant Messaging, video games and cell phones!” Excerpts from the Why Freshmen Fail brochure. See more videos and brochures at www.uwplatt.edu/firstyear.

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Greek Alphabet & Pronunciations A Alpha (al-fah) B Beta (bay-tah) G Gamma (gam-ah) D Delta (del-ta) E Epsilon (ep-si-lon) Z Zeta (zay-tah) H Eta (ay-tah) Q Theta (thay-tah) I Iota (eye-otah) K Kappa (cap-pah) L Lambda (lamb-dah) M Mu (mew) N Nu (new) X Xi (zie) O Omicron (om-e-cron) P Pi (pie) R Rho (roe) S Sigma (sig-mah) T Tau (taw) U Upsilon (up-si-lon) F Phi (fie) C Chi (kie) Y Psi (sigh) W Omega (oh-may-gah)

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For most students thinking about joining a fraternity or sorority is summed up in this generic quote “From the outside looking in, it is hard to understand. From the inside looking out, it is hard to explain.” Greeks cultivate lifelong friendships and are involved with both the campus and community. They develop leadership skills and learn to network with alumni. Greeks serve the community by volunteering their time and energy. They attend national and regional conferences. Greeks polish their time management skills and how to socialize in formal settings. They continue the rich history of participating in Homecoming and Greek Week. Greeks work hard to have high moral standards, yet have fun. Famous Women: Cheryl Crow, Kerry Strugg, Anne Margaret, Amy Grant, Courtney Cox, Elizabeth Dole, Leeza Gibbons, Katie Couric, Astronaut Laurel Salton Clark and many more. Famous Men: Chuck Norris, Elvis Presley, Stephen Spielberg, John Goodman, Conrad Hilton, Dennis Miller, John Ashcroft, Tony Romo, Warren Beatty, Johnny Carson, Willie Nelson, David Letterman, Carrol O’Connor, Dave Thomas, Dr. Seuss, Orval Redenbacker, Charles Walgreen, Ronald Regan and many more.

Greeks = Leadership The interpersonal skills acquired by participation in Greek Life have proven valuable to the professional success of many members. Research indicates students involved in co-curricular activities are more likely to stay in school, graduate, manage their time better and obtain better grades. Greeks customarily head campus clubs and hold seats on governance groups. In fact, the current Student Senate president and vice president are presidents of their respective Greek chapters. And six out of 10 members of the Presidents’ Council are members of the Greek community. Being a leader within a chapter carries many responsibilities similar to running a business and provides experience in managing finances, maintaining a home and creating positive public relations. A great Greek experience can go a long way to place you above the competition in a career search. Employers, graduate schools and professional programs all look at more than grades. They are interested in a student’s activities and how they can apply skills to future situations.

Greeks = Community Service Greek organizations were founded upon serving the community. To learn to work with others and volunteer your time is an important part of a college education. Community service activities will enhance your personal

awareness of life and will expand your individual self esteem. Giving is beneficial not only on a personal level, but it can improve the lives of others and the community. Chapters also support philanthropy activities by raising funds for national and local organizations. These causes include: Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, Family Advocates, Wisconsin Badger Camp, Salvation Army, March of Dimes, Project America, American Red Cross, Books for Kids, the Alzheimer’s Association and Camp Fire Girls. During the 2010-2011 academic year, we averaged 430 members in the Greek Community each semester. With 70 percent reporting, collectively Greeks spent over 15,400 hours in a year providing community service.

Greeks = Scholastics Last spring, 14 Greek members received a 4.0 GPA or three percent of the Greek Community. There were 65 members that obtained a 3.5 – 3.99 GPA or 15 percent of the Greek community. There were 94 members that obtained a 3.0 – 3.49 GPA or 22 percent of the Greek Community. Overall 40 percent of the Greek Community earned a 3.0 or above GPA.

Men’s Chapters Alpha Gamma Rho (ΑΓΡ) Alpha Gamma Rho strives to make better men as well as a better agriculture by surrounding our brothers with essential positive influences. We hope these influences encourage personal prestige and strength so they develop into broader and better human beings. We also hope to encourage acceptance and association with other agriculture men by making them part of this national organization. Delta Sigma Phi (ΔΣΦ) Delta Sigma Phi was established in 1899, the organization has long stood for the time honored traditions created by its founders while also embracing the new century with the philosophy of their motto, “better men, better lives.” Delta Sigma Phi’s brotherhood is for life and they live by the core values: “culture, harmony and friendship.”


FarmHouse (FH)

Sigma Pi (ΣΠ)

An international organization founded in 1870 at the Missouri College of Agriculture, this fraternity is for men with an appreciation of agriculture. Heavily involved in community service and the School of Agriculture, this organization encourages moral character, scholarship and service to their fellow man while enjoying an enriched college experience.

Sigma Pi membership is a lifelong experience. From the first moments of being a new member to the adytum on high, a member holds and maintains a unique idea of brotherhood. As new members you hold the potential for leadership abilities that may be developed more fully because of your affiliation. Sigma Pi enables a man to not only build from his own experiences but learn from others.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (ΦΜΑ Sinfonia) Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a professional and social m u s i c fraternity for men. The object of this fraternity i s t h e development of the best and truest fraternal spirit. Phi Mu strives for the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students, advancement of music in America and loyalty to the alma mater. Pi Kappa Alpha (ΠΚΑ) Commonly known as PIKE, Pi Kappa Alpha members strive to be “scholars, leaders, athletes and gentlemen” and they seek excellence in everything they do. The men reaffirm their lives with honor and courage, seeking the inherent worth in each person. PIKE virtues include love and friendship; a n d t o serve faith, family and community, alma mater and the fraternity. By living these virtues they realize their fullest potential. Sigma Phi Epsilon (ΣΦΕ) Often called Sig Ep, Sigma Phi Epsilon is dedicated to developing a “sound mind in a sound body.” Through this philosophy Sig Ep strives to show “virtue, diligence and brotherly love” in all of its members. They are leaders on campus and in the community. They donate their time to help others and strive to be balanced leaders for the worlds’ communities.

Sigma Tau Gamma (ΣΤΓ) Referred to as Sig Tau, S i g m a Ta u Gamma was chartered on campus in 1969. Sig Tau is founded upon five principles: “value, learning, leadership, excellence, benefit and integrity.” Sig Tau takes active part in campus organizations and in community service. It strives to promote well rounded qualities in men. Sig Tau strives for excellence in everything they do. Tau Kappa Epsilon (ΤΚΕ) Ta u K a p p a E p s i l o n , known as TKE (pronounced Te e k ) i s a n international fraternity founded in 1899. TKE is a brotherhood of men who support each other’s mental, moral and social development by valuing scholarship, character, leadership, team work, service and brotherhood.

Women’s Chapters CERES

CERES is a women’s fraternity and is dedicated to developing in young women leadership, a commitment to uncommon expectations, a sense of unity, a legacy based on its origins and history, a sense of belonging and a unique combination of humility and pride. The object of their fraternity is to build the whole person to affect bonds of sisterhood and to unify CERES as a comprehensive entity.

Greek Chapters For Women CERES Gamma Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Sigma Sigma Alpha Sigma Alpha Iota Theta Phi Alpha Zeta Beta Chi For Men Alpha Gamma Rho Delta Sigma Phi FarmHouse Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Pi Kappa Alpha Sigma Phi Epsilon Sigma Pi SigmaTau Gamma Tau Kappa Epsilon "I love the community service we do each year with the Teeter-Totterthon, Homeless-thon and Highway Clean-Up." Sarah Schultz Senior – History and Communication Technologies Ingelside, Ill.

The following chapters are in the expansion process: Delta Psi Chi (ΔΨΧ) for men and Sigma Gamma Rho (ΣΓΡ) for women. Attend the “Meet and Greek” in September and January.

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Gamma Phi Beta (ΓΦΒ)

“Joining Greek Life was the best choice I’ve made since becoming a Pioneer. I’m not only involved on campus but with the community as well and my sisters are always at my side.” Kaitlin Tschanz Senior – Communication Technology and Spanish Rice Lake, Wis.

Known as G a m m a Phi, this group is an international sorority that has been a part of the campus since 1867. Its focus is directed towards the elements in their creed: “love, labor, learning and loyalty.” Gamma Phi is dedicated to community service and scholastics. Gamma Phi continually strives to promote the highest type of womanhood and do not incorporate alcohol or hazing in any of its activities. Kappa Alpha Sigma (ΚΑΣ)

Theta Phi Alpha (ΘΦΑ) Theta Phi Alpha is known as Theta Phi’s and their motto is “ever loyal, ever lasting.” Their mission is to create comradeship, advance educational, s o c i a l a n d philanthropic interests in leadership training; encourage spiritual development and adherence to the highest moral standards; and promote lifelong bonds of friendship. Zeta Beta Chi (ΖΒΧ) Zeta Beta Chi, known as ZBX, is a local sorority founded in 1994. Since then they have been involved with campus activities, academics and community service. They participate in an annual teeter-totter-athon to raise money for needy families in Platteville. ZBX promotes sisterhood, leadership opportunities and involvement with campus.

K a p p a A l p h a Sigma is a local, social and service s o r o r i t y. Since it was founded in 1965 it strives to improve the social, intellectual and recreational activities for the campus. Kappa Alpha Sigma strengthens the bonds of sisterhood through the qualities of love, hope, charity, honesty, loyalty, The following chapters are exploring obedience and self help. expansion opportunities at Platteville:

“Greek Life has really changed my whole college career. I would not have been as involved or met as many people if I had not joined the Greek community.” Courtney Wiegel Senior – Math Education Darlington, Wis.

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Sigma Alpha (ΣΑ)

Delta Psi Chi (ΔΨΧ)

Sigma Alpha is a national professional sorority that promotes scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship for women in agriculture. Sigma Alpha was officially chartered in 2005. It promotes it members in all facets of agriculture while teaching its members to live learn and work with others. Sigma Alpha provides endless opportunities for networking and career possibilities.

Founded in 1985, with the vision of developing a family of men dedicated to a new brotherhood with focus on academic achievement and community involvement. Their motto is “always show brotherhood, leadership, understanding and courage at all times.” They strive to be men of excellence.

Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑI) Sigma Alpha Iota known as SAI, is a professional and social m u s i c fraternity for women. Dedicated to the fine arts, SAI has been supporting women in music for over 100 years. They were established on campus in 1996.

Sigma Gamma Rho (ΣΓΡ) Sigma Gamma Rho strives to reach inward, upward and outward to provide a continual, yet evolving circle of proactive cutting edge solutions and support in addressing both legacy and emergent challenges facing our membership and our families, our local communities and the world. This is one of the divine nine Greek chapters in the National Pan-Hellenic Council.


Pioneer Leadership, Involvement and wide variety of programs that can be tailored Volunteering............................... 342.1075 to fit the needs of different organizations or The PIC staff is dedicated to strengthening leadership, involvement and volunteering skills with UW-Platteville students. Many LEADERSHIP opportunities exist for students seeking individual or group experiences. Each year UW-Platteville hosts a leadership conference. Last time the theme was on communication focused on situational, communication, technology and verbal/nonverbal communication strategies for more effective interactions. The conference is open to all UW-Platteville students and students from other regional campuses.

departments. If you would like to learn more about Stop the Hate, or to sign up for any of the upcoming presentations, please contact the Pioneer Involvement Center or R.S.V.P. on www.uwplatt.edu/go/pioneerlink. TAD - Teaching Awareness thru Drama is a group of committed students wanting to address awareness issues. Vignettes are created and presented during New Student Orientation.

“Life is beautiful and life is great! I love the small tight community where everyone knows everyone. I am not a big city person.” Bryce Sandahl Senior – Crops and Soil Science New Glarus, Wis.

In the spring, the leadership awards ceremony recognizes outstanding leadership among our diverse student groups. PIC staff members are available to design workshops for strengthening leadership skills. One leadership skill we are focusing on is articulation, both verbal and written. Students attending six designated campus events, who spend 30 minutes at the post speaker conversations and write reflection papers will receive the MERIT leadership certificate.

This is a collaborative effort with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the PIC. Student volunteers are welcome and please visit our PioneerLink page. Many INVOLVEMENT opportunities exist for students seeking individual or group involvement opportunities. Involvement to: • • •

A leadership resource library is available to all students. Books, journals, magazines, videos and files are just a few resources student organizations, living groups, residence halls or individual students may access to strengthen their skills. The Group Challenge Experience, a mobile team-building program, works with groups to strengthen interaction among members. Groups develop strategies for building a successful team capable of implementing goals for the organization. The Group Challenge Experience program is a complement to the high ropes course available through the Pioneer Activity Center. Stop the Hate is a program designed to address and combat all forms of hate and bias, whether it is based on race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, gender expression or political affiliation. Trainers for Stop the Hate are trained in 12 different modules and able to present for any level of interest or organization. UW-Platteville has many trainers on campus; all have a

include as a necessary circumstance or condition engage the interests, emotions or commitment of associate, commit, connect, dedicate or obligate

PIC offers strategies to connect students to a wide variety of involvement opportunities. When you think about your previous experiences, being involved built self-esteem and kept you informed of local activities and events. The staff will assist you in finding your niche.

“Getting involved and working at the student center gave me a skill set I can reference and apply to other jobs. Being in catering, I was in the front line and made the best first impressions for UW-Platteville. Learning to talk to people, faculty, staff, administrators, guests and students is a skill I will value.” Larissa Larsen Alumna – Chemistry and Criminal Justice Fort Atkinson, Wis.

“I like the small campus community and being in the UW-Platteville Society of Pre-Health Students!” Val Becker Senior – Biology Menomonee Falls, Wis.

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Research indicates students involved during their collegiate years are more satisfied with their campus experiences, more successful academically, understand time management, complete their degree program and engage in physical, emotional and psychological energy. Students report these positive results are based on one of the following five conditions: “I like working with different people; it is a nice break from class. Working in the student center accounting office helped me to complement my class knowledge and time management skills.” Don Kazel Alumnus – Accounting Monona, Wis. “The atmosphere is really friendly and everyone gets along. I like the people I work with; my co-workers are fun.”

1. Lived on campus 2. Worked on campus 3. Developed significant relationships with faculty/staff 4. Participated in significant research projects 5. Were involved with student organizations The Involvement Team (I-Team) is made up of student leaders from across campus to present opportunities for involvement to classes, living groups, fraternities/sororities and student organizations. They also work the Involvement Fairs held the second or third week of each semester.

Pioneer Leadership, Involvement and Volunteering tools:

Tameaka Bryant Alumna – Psychology Verona, Wis.

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Once you have acquired a variety of involvement opportunities, think about what skills, traits, talents and leadership experiences you can gain or polish. The Involvement Planner will guide you through an intentional process to determine your current strengths and identify areas to improve. You will set goals, plan your objectives (step-by-step), keep a log and periodically review and revamp goals and objectives. PioneerLink Co-Curricular Transcript (see page 15) is a process to document and verify your experiences with leadership, community service, professional development, honors, awards and recognition.

Teddy Swan Senior – Communication Technology Savanna, Ill. “I love all the opportunities UW-Platteville has to make a difference on campus. You really get to see how your involvement affects UW-Platteville. I love seeing people I’ve met from being active on campus. The faculty and students really show their appreciation of my organization’s hard work.”

Involvement Planner (see page 11) is a tool to assess your current skills, to set goals, to create an action plan and to enhance your involvement experiences.

Palette of Involvement (see page 9) is a fun and exciting way to learn about UW-Platteville and establish connections with many parts of campus and the community. Challenge yourself to stretch beyond your comfort zone and explore areas of interest. UW-Platteville is a world filled with student planned, funded, implemented, evaluated programs, services and activities that reflect our global community. Paint throughout your collegiate experience by sampling involvement opportunities, like an artist choosing colors from a palette. Complete 10 of 12 areas listed (on the Palette of Involvement) to receive a Certificate of Involvement.


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Palette of Involvement

Get stamps for 10 of 12 areas listed to receive a certificate for your completed Palette of Involvement. Select one item in each area, then participate in that involvement opportunity, reflect on your experience by filling out the appropriate area on the back of this sheet, and have a faculty/staff or student leader verify your participation. Use the Guide to Pioneer Life for discovering opportunities and resources. After achieving at least one item from 10 of the 12 areas, turn this form in at the Pioneer Involvement Center. You will receive a certificate for completing the Palette of Involvement. Paint throughout your collegiate years by sampling involvement opportunities, like an artist choosing colors on a palette.

Academic Involvement Opportunities:

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Join an academically oriented student organization Work as a team on a class project Consult with an advisor about academic goals Record a book on tape for the Student Success Center Help an instructor with a research project Complete "15 Ways to Get an A"

Career Preparation Involvement Opportunities:

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Attend employer fair Talk to a career advisor Get a job on campus Shadow a person who has your desired job Take inventory to identify talents and interests Attend career decision or resume writing workshop

Platteville Community Involvement Opportunities:

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Attend service group meeting, project or event Coach a Platteville Parks and Recreation Group Visit city library and get a library card Attend City Council meeting Ride along with Platteville police patrol

Cultural Involvement Opportunities:

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Attend a Stop the Hate program Attend a cultural student organization meeting Attend the annual Pow Wow or Ebony Weekend speaker Attend the Hmong Thanksgiving Dinner Participate in a program or reception at the women’s center Attend a Center for the Arts event or visit the Nohr Gallery

Governance Involvement Opportunities:

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Participate as a campaign volunteer Attend a SUFAC budget hearing Register to vote Attend Student Senate meetings Serve on a task force or sign up for a committee Take a leadership role in your living group

Healthy Living Involvement Opportunities:

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Design a fitness program and stick to it Volunteer to help at a blood drive Take a stress test and consult with staff Take a CPR and/or first aid course Attend a program on test anxiety Attend a meeting, program, workshop or seminar

International Involvement Opportunities:

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Host an international student for a weekend Attend an Education Abroad fair Join an international student organization Be a conversation partner Volunteer to usher or serve at an International Night event Explore Education Abroad office for opportunities

Recreational Involvement Opportunities:

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Participate with a group at the ropes course Join a sport club or intramural team Tour the outdoor rec space in the PAC Take a walk on a self-guided trail Attend an Outdoor Adventure Club meeting Challenge a friend to disc golf on campus

Service Oriented Involvement Opportunities:

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Volunteer to help with Special Olympics Participate in a community service project Join a service oriented student organization Volunteer for an after-school program Answer phones at Badger Camp Telethon Participate in community clean-up or day of action

Social Involvement Opportunities:

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Attend the CPR Stand-Up Saturday Comedian event Volunteer to help with Homecoming or Family Weekend Attend a Ms. Manners program Show spirit, attend an intercollegiate sporting event Tour a fraternity or sorority house Attend a student organization event

Special Interest Involvement Opportunities:

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Write article/opinion editorial for the Exponent Host a show on TV-5 or WSUP-90.5FM Attend a leadership program Attend a Swing Club meeting Volunteer to be a tutor • Attend the Involvement Fair

Spiritual/Ethical Development Involvement Opportunities:

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Join a student organization that focuses on spirituality Participate in an ethics course Keep a journal for six weeks Attend a controversial debate Join any musical group Take a friend to three different spiritual meetings

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Palette of Involvement Record Sheet Name:

E-mail:

Phone:

In the first column, list involvement area. In the middle column, describe your involvement experience and what you learned about this activity and about yourself. In the last column, have faculty/staff or student leader verify you participated and learned items listed in experience. Please write neatly. Any questions? Contact the Pioneer Involvement Center at 608.342.1075. You can also complete the form on uwplatt.edu/go.pioneerlink. Involvement Area

Sample: Service-Oriented Involvement

Describe involvement and what you learned. Joined Habitat for Humanity, went to campus meeting, signed up to work on house in Grant County. I learned how to put up walls and that I felt great giving back to the community.

Faculty/Staff signature, date, phone and e-mail Faculty Advisor, Habitat for Humanity, 1/30/12 342.1075/advisor@uwplatt.edu

Turn in completed Palette of Involvement Record Sheet to: Pioneer Involvement Center, Markee Pioneer Student Center, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI 53818.


Involvement Planner

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Involvement is your key to satisfaction and success while at UW-Platteville. Sample Involvement Planner: The Involvement Planner will guide you through an intentional process to Step 1. Assess your current skill level (DIS - yet to discover, EXP - exploring, PRA - practicing, POL - polishing, COM - competent to teach) determine your current strengths and identify areas you want to improve. DIS EXP PRA POL COM Leadership (sample skill assessment area) Creating supportive environments √ Assessing your current level of skills is Building relationships √ beneficial. From your experiences you Articulating visions √ have a variety of skill levels. These skill Understanding others’ values √ levels are based on your knowledge Orchestrating a team concept √ and understanding of a particular area. Challenging members and the organization to grow √ Sometimes you are just polishing your Balancing leadership styles √ skills or you might still be in a stage of practicing those skills. Other times Step 2. Principles to Gain in Leadership you may be exploring or have yet to Write down what you want to gain in this area and why these principles are discover your talents in a particular area. important to obtain for this area. •Knowing myself is valuable when leading others. Assessment is the first step.

•Knowing others’ skills and talents encourages effectiveness. •Managing my time keeps me balanced in academics. •Why? By strengthening my skills, knowledge and understanding I become more effective as a leader.

Determining the principles you want to gain is the next step. Why is this particular area of interest important to you? What do you want to obtain from this involvement? This leads to Step 3. Desired Outcomes developing a set of desired outcomes Develop statements that reflect conclusions to the outcomes you want to set for for skills, knowledge and understanding. your growth. Reviewing opportunities is the way to A. I need to learn to balance the concepts of support and transform your outcomes into an action direction for interacting with others. plan. Recording your experiences is the B. I need to see the “big picture” for the health of the last step. Creating an overall involvement organization and to stay focused on our vision. plan guides you through a mastery of C. I need to broaden my understanding of a team concept to skills needed for your life’s work. strengthen group morale.

Step 4. Reviewing Opportunities:

Investigate resources in the Pioneer Involvement Center to brainstorm avenues for succeeding with your principles and desired outcomes.

Step 5. Action Planning:

Develop the steps for getting involved.

A. Volunteer for a Student Senate committee in the fall of 2011 B. Run for a Student Senator position in the spring of 2012 C. Run for executive position in the spring of 2013 D. Run for vice president of Student Senate in the spring of 2014

Step 6. PioneerLink Co-Curricular Transcript

Your historical record of involvement while at UW-Platteville.

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Step 1 - Assessing Your Skills ... (please check appropriate box)

DIS - Yet to Discover; EXP - Exploring; PRA - Practicing; POL - Polishing; COM - Competent

Communication

DIS

Community Building

DIS

EXP

PRA

POL

COM

Speaking professionally at public events Projecting voice Articulating ideas, advancing conversation Writing clearly and concisely Organizing points in a logical manner Using proper grammar Creating an active listening environment

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EXP

PRA

POL

COM

Decision making

DIS

EXP

PRA

POL

COM

EXP

PRA

POL

COM

DIS

EXP

PRA

POL

COM

COM

Meeting Management

DIS

EXP

PRA

POL

COM

Networking

DIS

EXP

PRA

POL

COM

Planning

DIS

EXP

PRA

POL

COM

Self Knowledge

DIS

EXP

PRA

POL

COM

Social Skills

DIS

EXP

PRA

POL

COM

DIS

EXP

PRA

POL

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DIS

EXP

PRA

POL

COM

Knowing strengths and limitations Balancing stress and physical activity Choosing healthy eating habits Achieving satisfaction with personal spirituality Managing time effectively Appreciating other spiritual values

Defining ethical behavior Understanding ethical issues Analyzing an ethical dilemma Internalize ethical principles Knowing what you value Role modeling professionalism DIS

EXP

PRA

POL

COM

Respecting individual differences Interacting and developing friendships Creating fun without alcohol or drugs Integrating appropriate etiquette at all times Attend personal development opportunities

Understanding your ethnicity Defining oppression Sharing customs, values, beliefs and traditions Speaking a second language Confronting racist, sexist and hateful behaviors DIS

EXP

PRA

POL

COM

Time Management Set specific daily, monthly and annual goals Identifying priorities Maintaining a balanced schedule Staying focused on objectives Being flexible when change is necessary Taking responsibility for how you use time

Ability to balance a checkbook Planning, implementing and evaluating a budget Presenting a budget for approval Demonstrate accountability with funds Ability to generate revenues

Ability to find resources and services Representing others for the public good Keeping promises Demonstrating accountability Creating change within the system

POL

Visualizing what you want to achieve Determining components to meet desired goals Financing projects realistically Implementing strategies Analyzing and adjusting plans as needed Reflecting on satisfaction of planning process

Understanding all sides of a situation Searching for alternatives Choosing to follow the rules Leading decision-making process Supporting group’s decision I can make an informed decision

Civic Responsibility

PRA

Knowing names and interests Connecting people with common interests Treating people with respect Refraining from burning bridges Recruiting new members Recognizing others’ accomplishments

Identifying problems clearly Utilizing the brainstorming process Taking appropriate risks Combining ridiculous concepts Navigating through conflicts Reaching consensus everyone is able to live with

Financial Management

EXP

Having a clear purpose for meeting Planning an agenda Staying focused on items Incorporating fun into the meeting Following parliamentary procedures, as needed

Creative Problem Solving

Exploring Diversity/Cultural Competence

DIS

Creating supportive environments Building relationships Articulating visions Understanding others’ values Orchestrating a team concept Challenging members and the organization to grow Balancing leadership styles

Ability to reach group consensus Striving to achieve common goals and objectives Utilizing people’s strengths Understanding rights and responsibilities Sharing resources Communicating across lines

Ethical Development

Leadership

DIS

EXP

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Technology/Resources Being open to ideas and opportunities Adapting to change Willingness to learn new skills Stretching to learn new skills Use resources ($, people & equipment) effectively


Step 2: Principles to gain in these leadership skill areas Write down what you want to gain in these 16 leadership skill areas. (Be specific)

Why are these principles important for you to gain? (Be general)

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Step 3: Desired outcomes Develop statements that reflect benefits of the goals you set for your growth and development. Outcome A:

Outcome B:

Outcome C:

Outcome D:

Outcome E:

Step 4: Reviewing Opportunities Investigate resources in the Pioneer Involvement Center to brainstorm options for succeeding with your principles and desired outcomes. Utilize the Guide to Pioneer Life for additional opportunities. Visit the Pioneer Involvement Center, first level of the Markee Pioneer Student Center, Platteville, WI 53818 or call for an appointment at 608.342.1075, and/or check out our website: www.uwplatt.edu/pic. Check out "My Involvements" on PioneerLink.


Step 5: Action Plan What do you want to do? Sample:

Volunteer to help with Wisconsin Badger Camp Telethon

What do you want to accomplish? 1. Volunteer to answer phones during telethon 2. Volunteer to organize auction items for telethon 3. Work at Wisconsin Badger Camp as counselor 4. Co-host telethon

By when? Fall of 2011 Fall of 2012 Summer 2013 Fall 2014

Completed Dec. 2011

Step 6: PioneerLink Co-Curricular Transcript Once your membership has been confirmed by the president, advisor or supervisor of the group or organization you want to be involved with while at UW-Platteville, PioneerLink will automatically record the day you were confirmed for membership in the group. Validate your involvements and leadership skills by reflecting on your responsibilities, commitments and obligations. Discover the value of your engagement and time spent with the organization by adding reflections (See sample below). For more details, see the Co-Curricular Transcript section on the next page. If you have any questions, contact the Pioneer Involvement Center staff on the first floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center.

SAMPLE: Student Senate 9/13/2011-Present

Member

Description of experience provided by student: BILSA College Student Senator represented constituents by seeking their feedback on issues that arose during weekly Student Senate meetings.


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PioneerLink: The Basics

Welcome to the PioneerLink Home page!

In the blue menu bar under PioneerLink you will find the basic links to: • Home – your PioneerLink home page • Organizations – All of the UW-Platteville student organizations • Events – All the events open to the campus or public • My Involvements – Your memberships, events, interests, service hours and submissions

PioneerLink Getting Started Click on My Involvements and go to My Interests. Using these categories click on interests. You can arrange the order and add or subtract later on. PioneerLink will make suggestions for organizations and events you might be interested in getting involved with while on campus. Academic ● Theatre ● Greek Media ● Agriculture ● Visual Arts (Fraternities and Sororities) ● Audio ● Business Community Service ● Health ● Marketing ● Competitive and Philanthropy ● Military Service ● Public Relations ● Education ● Collecting Items or Funds ● Professional Organizations ● Sports ● Engineering ● Construction ● Services for Students ● Visual ● Graduate Studies ● Improving Environment ● Social Multicultural ● Honor Societies ● International Service ● Travel and Diversity ● Industry ● Missionary ● Veterans ● Advocacy ● Liberal Arts ● Providing Service Governance, Ideology ● Ethnic Groups ● Life Science ● Working with People and Political ● Foreign Language ● Mathematics Faith and Religion ● Activism ● International ● Pre-Professional ● Denominational ● Campus Governance Sports and Recreation ● Sciences ● Non-denominational ● Conservative ● Cheer Groups ● Technology ● Spiritual ● Debate ● Gaming Art General ● Independent ● Martial Arts ● Dance ● Entrepreneurial ● Liberal ● NCAA Athletic Teams ● Music - Instrumental ● For Men ● Lobbying ● Outdoor ● Music - Vocal ● For Women ● Politically Affiliated ● Sport Clubs – Competitive ● Sports Clubs – For Fun PioneerLink You can change your interests as you evolve. Return to PioneerLink often to see what is new. If you have any questions contact the Pioneer Involvement Center, first floor Markee PSC or call 608.342.1075. www.uwplatt.edu/go/pioneerlink.

For your Involvement History During your first couple of years, you will be exploring many opportunities. Where will you record what you did and what you learned from these experiences? The ANSWER – PioneerLink, yes it is a student organization management database system, but it is also a tool for you to record all of you involvement while at UW-Platteville. Student groups are automatically recorded when you join them or when you R.S.V.P. to attend events. Add reflections as you go. See examples below. My Reflections Examples: •As philanthropy chair for Tau Kappa Epsilon, organized the first TKE Plunge for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital by raising over $900, coordinated alternative spring break trip to Fargo, N.D. to fill one million sand bags for anticipated spring floods and worked with ZBX to coordinate annual Teeter-Totter-A-Thon raising money for Family Advocates. •As president of the Criminal Justice Association, led members toward a common goal, by running effective meetings, staying on top of tasks and had record attendance at monthly career focused speakers. •As vice-president of GAMMA, coordinated the first GAMMA Palooza spring event, lead meetings in absence of president and served as representative on campus Alcohol and Other Drug Committee.

•As captain of Rangerettes, requested budget for new uniforms and created system to track checked out equipment. Coordinated travel arrangements for regional competition. Scheduled weekly practices and worked with marching band director to organize performances with the band. •As treasurer of Black Student Union, entrusted with financial management of annual funds from SUFAC, collecting group dues and processing Ebony Weekend registrations; balanced checkbook monthly and reported results at weekly meetings and prepared annual budget request.

•As chair of International Night, oversaw the committee’s vision, budget, implementation and evaluation of the annual event; led committee in weekly planning by determining theme, entertainment, menu, program, speakers and award recipients. Event was a huge success because of all the hard work and dedication of the committee.

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PioneerLink Co-Curricular Transcript PioneerLink provides you with a historical record of your involvements while at UW-Platteville. This record can be attached to your resume to share with potential employers to show your involvement in programs and organizations outside of the classroom. Record your invovlements like these Pioneers have done:

“When I was a junior, I had the opportunity to study in London, England. It was fabulous, a once in a lifetime experience, but honestly it is indescribable, and it was more than I could have hoped for or expected.” Wendy Herbst 2002 Alumna, Business Administration Gratiot, Wis. “The thing I enjoyed most about my job (building manager) was working with all the various departments within the student center. I liked to meet and talk to people. Chatting with alumni when they came to see the building for the first time and hearing stories of what it was like when they were in college was fun.” Nicole Carriveau 2004 Alumna, Criminal Justice Sheboygan, Wis. “One of my most memorable moments was working with the Women’s Greek Council heading up the Locks for Love committee and cutting my hair for young cancer patients.” Alison Dasse 2005 Alumna, Building Construction Management New Berlin, Wis.

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“I led SUFAC as elected president, secretary and commissioner for College of EMS by conducting meetings organizing budget process for the allocation of over $500,000 of student segregated fees to over 70 registered student organizations, advised and recommended student fee decisions to others governance groups and to the UW-Platteville chancellor.” Rachel Lehr 2006 Alumna, Chemistry Grand Chute, Wis. “As the recruiting officer for NAMA, gained valuable skills in networking at the national competition in the spring of 2006 which helped the UW-Platteville team I was on the following year when we placed second in the nation.” Elizabeth Eck 2008 Alumna, Communication Technologies Cambridge, Wis. “For two years served as a production assistant with the UW-Platteville Television Services by documenting various on-campus events (sports, lectures and special occasions), contributed to the production of the annual UW-Platteville Wisconsin Badger Camp Te l e thon, and co-announced Live-to-Tape production of football games for the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Skills learned were valuable as I obtained my first full-time job working for a TV station in Rockford, Ill.” Andy Myers 2005 Alumnus, Communication Technologies Belleville, Wis.

“As a CPR event manager, planned, organized and participated in student interest events on campus by assisting in managing annual budgets of approximately $78,000, hiring new event managers, creating multiple forms of publicity, i.e., newsletters, electronic media and posters, and worked with contracting process to secure national talent for campus events.” Hanah Diebold 2010 Alumna, Business Communication Arcadia, Wis. "In Relay for Life I participated as a walker for the annual campus cancer research event in honor of a relative who died from colon cancer. I walked in four events.” Devine Nzegwu 2010 Alumna, International Studies Platteville, Wis.

“Ghana trip member, helped build walking bridge over unsafe riverbed that flooded path school kids used to walk home. Learned how to work as a team to raise funds to travel to Africa and to pay for supplies used in construction projects. Gained knowledge of others and learned about different cultures. These awesome memories will last a lifetime and have helped me to be a better person.” Nick Confer 2010 Alumnus, Engineering Physics Tomahawk, Wis.


Describe Your Skills ... When writing “My Reflection� in the PioneerLink Involvement history, use these words to help you describe the tangible, transferable skills your are developing. Refer to this list to describe your experiences. Communication Innovating Skills Inspiring Collaborating Originating Confronting Painting Corresponding Revamping Describing Visualizing Editing Writing Illustrating Detail Skills Influencing Arranging Interpreting Classifying Listening Compiling Mediating Copying Negotiating Correcting Persuading Critiquing Politicking Distributing Presenting Editing Proposing Following-through Reading Managing time Reporting Processing Speaking Purchasing Translating Recording Writing Reorganizing Creative Skills Revising Acting Streamlining Conceptualizing Summarizing Designing Updating Developing Financial Skills Entertaining Accounting Formulating Allocating Generating Appraising Imagining Auditing

Budgeting Calculating Computing Managing Record-keeping Selling Solving Helping Skills Adjusting Advocating Attending Building rapport Caring Consulting Counseling Empowering Encouraging Enlisting Facilitating Guiding Listening Relating Resolving Respecting Serving Supporting Tolerating Understanding Working as a team

Coordinating Decision-making Delegating Directing Enforcing Exercising diplomacy Forecasting Goal-Setting Governing Mobilizing Molding Monitoring Planning Problem-solving Reviewing Scheduling Strategizing Supervising Miscellaneous

Achieving Adapting Balancing Determining Enhancing Establishing Exhibiting Expediting Implementing Improvising Initiating Management Skills Inspecting Controlling

Introducing Judging Revamping

Evaluating Explaining Grading Influencing Research Skills Informing Analyzing Instructing Applying Leading Collecting Lecturing Diagnosing Motivating Documenting Persuading Examining Reinforcing Identifying Training Interviewing Tutoring Investigating Observing Reasoning Recognizing Studying Surveying Synthesizing Testing Validating Verifying Teaching Skills Administering Advising Clarifying Coaching Conducting Demonstrating Encouraging Enlightening

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PioneerLink Co-Curricular Transcript

Going Beyond Clubs and Organizations

PioneerLink records membership and leadership of students, faculty and staff that are connected to UW-Platteville student organizations through the PioneerLink Co-Curricular Transcript. You can add items that are not part of a student organization, such as a student who attended the All Campus Leadership Conference or presented at the conference or served on the conference’s planning team. Suggestions for the additional categories for Co-Curricular Transcript – not affiliated with a club. These would be generated by Pioneer Involvement staff, areas are listed below.

Co-Curricular Transcript on PioneerLink UW-Platteville Leadership Development • National boards • Campus committees • Conference attendance • Workshops/seminars

UW-Platteville Research • PURF - Pioneer Undergraduate Research Fund • Research grants • PACCE grants

UW-Platteville Professional Development • Internships • Collegiate employment • Graduate assistants • Published articles • Teaching assistant, coaching

UW-Platteville Cultural and International Experiences • Education abroad exchange • Host international students • Conversation partner

UW-Platteville Community Engagement • Volunteering/community service • Service learning • Philanthropy/fund-raising • PACCE grants

Example: To the right is an example provided by Hanah Diebold, 2010 alumna, of what you will see on PioneerLink when you are filling out your Co-Curricular Transcript.

Student Name:Hanah Diebold

UW-Platteville Honors/Awards/Scholarships • Dean’s list • Awards • Scholarships Co-curricular Transcript • Published articles ID#:

Date (MM-DD-YYY):07/22/2010

Involvement in Programs and Organizations Outside of the Classroom Area of Involvement: Governance Groups Student Center Advisory Committee 09/11/2008 - Present

CPR Ex-Officio Description of experience provided by student: As CPR ex-officio, shared ideas, concerns and details about events that might potentially affect the Student Centers. Fully engaged as a committee member without voting rights. Served on Glenview Remodeling Project for a year in a half to provide input on recreation and leisure area to increase programming venues and convenience needs for students using spaces. Served on Search and Screen Committee for the Technical Services Director position by reviewing applications, phone interviews and campus interviews.

Student Senate 09/04/2008 - 05/07/2009

09/12/2008 - 05/07/2009

Member Description of experience provided by student: BILSA (Business, Industry, Life Sciences and Agriculture) College Student Senator represented constituents by seeking their feedback on issues that arose during weekly Student Senate meetings. Served on various committees including the Improvement of Learning Committee and attended speech and luncheon with 2010 Distinguished Lecturer Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on environmental issues. Special Projects Coordinator Description of experience provided by student: Served as Chair of the Student Organizations Committee (SOC) by running meetings and helping student organizations through the process to become a registered student organization. Revamped registration process with the Assistant Chancellor for Student Affairs. Coordinated Senate inaugurations and ceremonies, worked with media on campus as a press secretary, initiated "Meet Your Student Senator" program and completed special projects approved by Student Senate. Area of Involvement: Student Life Areas

Stop the Hate 02/26/2010 - 06/28/2010

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Facilitator Description of experience provided by student: Attended Association of College Unions (ACUI) pre-conference session, Stop the Hate Train the Trainers to become a certified facilitator in March 2006. At UWP planned and presented 35 custom training sessions on awareness of Hate Crimes and Bias Incidents. Trained Platteville Police Department, UWP faculty/staff and students. Presented diversity material at regional conventions.

Contact the Pioneer Involvement Center staff to enhance your involvements! Call for an appointment at 608.342.1075 or stop by the first floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center.


Validate your involvements and leadership skills by reflecting on your responsibilities, commitments and obligations. These skills can last a lifetime. Experiences valuable to document include leadership, community service, professional development, honors, awards and recognition. The PioneerLink Co-Curricular Transcript will complement your UW-Platteville academic transcript and your resume as you apply for internships, scholarships and job opportunities. You can also upgrade your personal marketability during interviews. Documentation of these experiences are valued by employers. PioneerLink is one of our newest tools; you can reserve your spot at any of the leadership programs through registering at www.uwplatt.edu/go/pioneerlink and after the event your involvement will be added to your involvement record.

“Working on campus is great. My work schedule is built around my class schedule and if I have to work right after class, I am not very far away. I also lean a great deal about what is happening on campus from working here.” Matt Radcliff Senior – Chemistry Fort Atkinson, Wis.

“I love UW-Platteville! The campus is friendly and very welcoming. The classes are relatively small. Being involved is very important. It allows you to meet new people, get to know organizations on campus and learn more about yourself and what you can handle. Sometimes it is good to bite off more than you can handle. It is a great way to learn your way around the campus and be a resource for other people.” Emily Niebuhr Senior – International Business and Spanish West Salem, Wis.

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All UW-Platteville students are eligible and welcome to serve on these committees. If interested, please contact the Student Senate office or apply online at www.uwplatt.edu/go/pioneerlink.

“Working in the student center is a lot of fun because there is always something happening and there are so many amazing people that I get to interact with!” Renee Endres Senior – Elementary Education Sauk City, Wis.

“My advice to new students, get involved early. Governance is always an option. I have met so many people and value the friends I have made in Senate and the Vets Club.” Eli Caywood Graduate Student – Adult Education Platteville, Wis.

“The best thing about coming to the United States as an international student is getting involved with the International Student Club. It was very easy to make new friends and get to know about different cultures and ethnicities. The experience has enriched my education, more than I could have imagined.” Bharathi Konduru Graduate Student – Counselor Education India

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Student Senate Committees

Student Governance Markee Pioneer Student Center, PIC Student governance at UW-Platteville is organized into six groups and each is designed to represent the interests and views of students on the campus, local, state and federal levels in any matter concerning education and student life. Wisconsin State Statute 36.09(5) empowers student governance the ability to formulate and review policy at UW-Platteville and requires: “The students ... shall be active participants in the immediate governance of and policy determination. As such, students shall have primary responsibility for the formulation and review of policies concerning student life, services and interests.” All students are highly encouraged to become involved in campus governance. You will gain valuable leadership, communication and business skills through this experience and have a well-rounded and enjoyable college career. Feel free to contact any of the following groups if you have questions, concerns or desire to become involved or go to PioneerLink to see upcoming events, read reports and provide input.

Student Senate..................342.1495 www.uwplatt.edu/org/ssenate

Student Senate is the official elected representative group for all UW-Platteville students. Student Senate has the primary responsibility for formulating and reviewing policies concerning student life, services and interests. Each college is represented on Student Senate by a number of senators elected each spring along with a president and vice-president. Executive board members are appointed each spring to: secretary, business manager, special projects coordinator, gender issues director, diversity director and legislative affairs director. The executive board organizes events, develops initiatives to pursue and represents students in many venues.

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Academic Affairs Diversity Gender Issues Elections Internal Affairs Legislative Affairs Special Projects Student Organization

Campus Committees • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Academic and Institutional Research Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Alcohol and Drug Advisory Animal Care and Use Assessment Outsight Campus Planning Commencement Environmental Impact Hazardous Wastes and Materials Improvement of Learning Intercollegiate Athletics Library Registration Student Discipline Student Health Care Student Technolog Advisory (STAC) United Way

Campus Commissions and Tribunal

• Academic Information Technology • Student Discipline Appeal Tribunal • University Academic Budget • University Undergraduate Curriculum

Campus Councils • • • •

Academic Planning Race and Ethnicity Sexual Assault Awareness University Women's


Residence Hall Association

Presidents’ Council

Student representatives in the Residence Hall Association are active participants in governance functions related to residence halls. They are responsible for the formulation and review of policies concerning student life, services and interests in the residence halls. RHA provides information to students and is a means for residents to address issues and concerns affecting them within the residence halls. In addition, RHA provides support to hall programs, sponsors programs such as the Thanksgiving Charity Drive and American Red Cross Blood Drives, and works with the Finals Kits program. RHA is comprised of two representatives from each residence hall and is run by an executive board of elected student leaders living in the residence halls.

communication lines among the student governance groups. The council reviews and makes recommendations for a reconsideration vote of the governance organizations. Presidents’ Council cannot formulate or review policies or procedures. This body consists of members from the other governance groups.

Royce Hall..................................... 342.1844 www.uwplatt.edu/org/presidents www.uwplatt.edu/org/rha Presidents’ Council expands the

United Greek Council..........342.1489 www.uwplatt.edu/org/ugc

United Greek Council is responsible for the formulation and review of policies concerning student life, services and interests of Greek-affiliated students. UGC is comprised of representatives from each chapter and is an information source to Greek organizations by addressing issues affecting them.

Rebecca (Bekki) Walsh Alumna – Electrical Engineer Galena, Ill.

S e g r e g a t e d U n i v e r s i t y Fe e Allocation Commission.......342.1489 www.uwplatt.edu/org/sufac

The Segregated University Fee Allocation Commission is the elected group of students in all areas of Student Segregated Fees. SUFAC is responsible for allocating and reviewing all segregated fee money. SUFAC reviews budget requests from student organizations and departments and, based upon programming needs, allocates money for programs, competition and travel. They review the non-allocable budgets funding Athletics, the Children’s Center, Health Services, Markee Pioneer Student Center, etc. SUFAC consists of two student representatives from each college, two students elected at large, and two students appointed by Student Senate.

Community Involvement Pioneer Academic Center for Community Engagement........................... 342.6121 www.uwplatt.edu/org/pacce

The Pioneer Academic Center for Community Engagement coordinates, facilitates and funds for-credit community engagement projects. PACCE also supports entrepreneurial and global engagement programs in addition to internships. PACCE leads, supports and nurtures our campus to empower students, facutly, S t u d e n t C e n t e r A d v i s o r y staff and community partners to experience, grow and make a difference. PACCE is Committee................................342.1489 funded by student tuition and private gifts.

www.uwplatt.edu/org/scac

The purpose of the Student Center Advisory Committee is to serve in an advisory role to the Markee Pioneer Student Center administration in matters regarding the operation of the student center and its satellite operations. Any questions or concerns about the Markee PSC can be addressed by filling out a comment card at the Information Center or by sending an e-mail to scac@uwplatt.edu.

“I went to Ghana in West Africa with Engineers Without Borders and the experience has left me a changed person in such a positive way. It was great! We were able to help build some items and teach people skills for them to build their own items. It has increased my leadership skills and appreciation for everything we have here. It never would have happened without UW-Platteville and all of their support. Thanks!”

“Getting involved on campus was the best choice I have made here at UW-Platteville! It opened my eyes to the opportunities offered plus it helped pave the way for new opportunities. Who I am today is because of involvement. It’s never too late to get out there.” Beth Topp Senior – Criminal Justice Arena, Wis.

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International Education International Student Services 101 Royce Hall........................342.1852 Serves students coming into the country.

UW-Platteville Sponsored Education Abroad Programs •Dronten University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands •Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland •Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany •James Cook University, Australia •Jönköping University, Sweden •Nagasaki University Foreign Studies, Japan •Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway •St. Mary’s University College, United Kingdom •The American University of Rome, Italy •The Spanish-American Institute of International Education, Spain •The University of Newcastle, Australia •Universitè de Technolgie de Belfort-Montbèliard, France •University of Stavanger, Norway •University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji •Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

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International Student Services assists students, studying at UW-Platteville on F and J visas, in their transition to campus from their home countries and in their daily campus activities. International Student Services organizes an early start orientation program for new international students. ISS maintains international student and scholar SEVIS records and monitors compliance with immigration regulations. International Student Services provides opportunities for all students to share cultural experiences. The International Student Club, founded on the campus over 75 years ago, educates and promotes global and international understanding through learning about different cultures, having fun, organizing events during International Week, sponsoring International Night and hosting special activities throughout the year. The ISC is open to all who are members of the UW-Platteville community, faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni.

The university maintains membership in the College Consortium for International Studies and has cooperative agreements with UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stout, UW-River Falls, Hessen-Wisconsin Exchange, CONAHEC, CEA and Educators Abroad. These affiliations provide access to countless study abroad, exchange, internship, research, student teaching and service learning opportunities abroad for UW-Platteville students. Students can earn credits applicable to their major, minor and general education requirements while abroad. It is important to begin planning for international education early in your college career by meeting with an education abroad advisor and your academic advisor.

Media Enhance your communication skills and knowledge of technology, and have fun doing it. Seek these student-run programs:

Exponent.................................342.1471 www.uwpexponent.org

The Exponent is a weekly campus newspaper informing students and community of events, news and opinions relevant to UW-Platteville and its students. Students create the content of the paper by covering news, sports and entertainment events around campus. Advertising sold by students to local businesses covers equipment costs and the salaries of the student executive staff and travel to conferences and competitions. All students are encouraged to participate.

Education Abroad

111 Royce Hall ...................342.1726 www.uwplatt/edu/intprog

Serves students participating in education abroad. UW-Platteville is committed to providing students with opportunities to live and learn in an international setting. The university recognizes the need for students to learn about a world in which global challenges know few boundaries and cross-cultural knowledge and understanding are essential. The university has developed a wide range of programs and partnerships with institutions outside of the United States. As of 2011, UW-Platteville’s education abroad venues include six study abroad programs, 11 exchange programs, and more than 700 affiliated programs; in more than 50 countries across the globe.

WSUP 90.5 FM..................... 342.1165 www.wsup.org

WSUP, the oldest student-operated radio station in Wisconsin, is staffed by 70 students each semester. Applications should be submitted during the first week of each semester. An executive staff of 12 students oversees news, sports, music, productions, promotions, public affairs and technical operations for the station. Many students earn academic credit for their work at WSUP. Students program the station. The format is alternative rock, but there are numerous specialty shows in a variety of genres.


Pioneer Television

Cable Channel 5........................ 342.1628 www.uwplatt.edu/tvservices/uwptv.html Pioneer Television is an educational access channel, under the supervision of Media Technology Services. Pioneer Television seeks to provide the cable-subscribing households of southwestern Wisconsin with educational and informational programming as well as coverage of campus events; provides an opportunity for UW-Platteville students, particularly those in the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture, to participate in television production; and create programming that encourages creative expression.

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Recreation

Pioneer Activity Center

129 Warner Hall...........342.1568 Located in the Williams Fieldhouse, the Pioneer Activity Center includes a six lane 200-meter oval track, an indoor swimming pool, multi-purpose area (basketball, volleyball, tennis), racquetball courts and a diverse weight lifting facility (free weights, paramount selectorized machines, stairmasters, treadmills, elliptical runners and aerobic bicycles). Single membership is free to full-time UW-Platteville students. Various membership options (offered at reasonable rates) are available to faculty/staff, general public, part-time students or students with families. Over 40 students work in the PAC. It is a great place to meet friends, relieve stress and get physical activity.

Ropes Course Williams Fieldhouse................... 342.1571

129 Warner Hall..................... 342.1555 The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs strives to demonstrate leadership, creativity and vision in supporting the continued development of creating a globally competitive and culturally sensitive student body and campus community. The purpose of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is to assist students of color in the navigation of their undergraduate college career and engages them in high impact practices to enhance their collegiate experience and increase their marketability after degree completion. The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs houses Pre-College Programming focused on access for under-represented student populations. The DRIVEN Scholars Program, which utilizes a comprehensive high touch advising model to monitor degree completion progress, provides leadership opportunities and assists students with advocacy in various social, cultural and academic advising needs. The office also provides programming on campus to assist in the development of an inclusive campus environment, as well as advising and support to student organizations. Student organizations frequently supported are Asia Club, Black Student Union, Hmong Club, Inter Tribal Council and Student Organization of Latinos.

The ropes and challenge course is a blend of low and high activities presented in a prescribed sequence designed to take individuals and groups beyond their own expectations or perceived limit. The numerous low activities and the 13 high elements suspended at a height of 18 feet from the ceiling can be experienced within the spacious Pioneer Activity Center in Williams Fieldhouse.

“I wish I would have gone to more campus events earlier. Once I got my job as a building manager, I became aware of things offered. I am now in the know and events are fun.” Melissa Schmitt Senior – Business Administration Slinger, Wis.

The atmosphere of the Ropes Course is a “Challenge by Choice." There are no failures. For someone afraid of heights, simply climbing a foot or two up a ladder can be a major achievement or pride. Participants are encouraged to challenge themselves both physically and mentally in a safe environment. Students may volunteer to help with the course in order to become better leaders and help others reach a higher level in many areas of their lives.

Intramurals

Williams Fieldhouse.................. 342.1568

Intramural sports offer more than 10 sport activities open to students/faculty/staff who are not college varsity athletes. Events are structured to accommodate a variety of skill levels with team, individual and dual sports to meet present and future needs. Leagues vary from highly competitive, very good to recreational where fun and entertainment are the important aspects. Men’s, women’s and co-ed divisions are offered. An integral component of the program is an environment that promotes good sportsmanship as well as developing effective leadership skills and positive social relationship. Intramural handbooks can be found in residence hall rooms, the Markee Pioneer Student Center and the Intramural Office.

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Outdoor Recreation

134d PAC.............342.1568 The outdoor recreation program provides a chance for students to explore adventures outside the realm of intramurals, varsity sports or physical education programs. Mark Sethne (sethne@uwplatt.edu) is a lifelong adventurer and has an extensive outdoor recreation background. Contact Sethne to arrange your group’s adventure or seek ideas and resources for your future travel. Check out opportunities on PioneerLink.

Pioneer Athletics “Being involved looks really good on a resume and employers like it. Also, it gets you connected.” Ryan Schutte Alumnus – Accounting and Business Green Bay, Wis.

134d PAC....................................342.1567 www.uwplatt.edu/athletics UW-Platteville Pioneer athletics offers a variety of sports for women and men. The sports offered for women are basketball, cross country, golf, softball, soccer, track and field, and volleyball. Men’s sports are baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, track and field, and wrestling. All female and male undergraduates are eligible, subject to certain university, WIAC and NCAA regulations. Student staff members are hired as ticket and concessions personnel at home athletic events/contests. Teams employ student staff as managers, video personnel, student trainers, etc. There are also volunteer opportunities.

Campus Life Rights and Responsibilites The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act guarantees students certain protections, e.g., limited access to your records and status by others – including parents, even if they’re paying the tuition bill. As a student, you have rights and responsibilities that are identified in UW-Platteville’s Student Handbook. Familiarize yourself with these rights and responsibilities.

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Behaving responsibly can present a real challenge to students who have little experience in managing personal freedom. A recent Harvard University study found that 44 percent of undergraduate students “binge drink.” Many of these students also attempt to drive after they’ve been drinking. Others fall victim to sexual assault more easily. A significant percentage of students report academic problems that result from their drinking habits. Many campuses report moderate levels of property damage caused by students who have been drinking.

While newfound freedoms are a lot of fun, there are also new challenges and temptations that accompany these new living conditions. P r a c t i c e moderation and responsible behavior. Do not become a statistic for poor academic performance or inappropriate behavior. Enjoy your rights, but act responsibly. Excerpts from the Why Freshmen Fail brochure from www.uwplatt.edu/firstyear.

David J. and Lou Ann Markee Pioneer Student Center

Information Center.....................342.1491 www.uwplatt.edu/studentctr The Markee Pioneer Student Center, located in the heart of the campus, is the community center of the university. It provides services, facilities and programs to meet the varied social, recreational and cultural needs of students, faculty, staff, alumni and campus guests. The building provides a food court, market place, meeting rooms of all types, bookstore, lounges and a general access computer lab. The Markee Pioneer Student Center employs a large number of students in a variety of areas. Students may work at the Information Center, Production Services, Event Services, Design Services, Passport Office, Accounting, Retail Dining and Catering Services. Further leadership skills and experience are available through student manager and student coordinator positions.

Programming and Special Events........................................ 342.1483 Programming and Special Events is comprised of four major areas: Campus Programming and Relations, Family Weekend, Homecoming and New Student Orientation.


Campus Programming and Relations www.uwplatt.edu/cpr................ 342.1483 Campus Programming and Relations offers diverse educational, cultural, social and recreational entertainment programs as a part of the broad curriculum at UW-Platteville. Program needs are assessed, planned, promoted, implemented and evaluated to support the campus curriculum. Student staff facilitate these objectives by recruiting volunteer committee members to create programs in community engagement, music features, current issues, Homecoming, Family Weekend, Pioneer Adventures, Platteville After Dark, Reel Deal,

personal safety and single parent issues). The center also provides support services, women’s leadership programs and outreach to everyone. The center emphasizes the development of self-identity and discourages the stereotyping of women and men. The center has a resource lending library of books, magazines and audio and video tapes. There are involvement opportunities in programs, special events and volunteer experiences. Take advantage of the facility; it is free and open to all.

Center for the Arts

University Box Office.................342.1298 www.uwplatt.edu/arts/cfa The Center for the Arts provides a professional performing arts environment for students to learn about the arts through performances and classroom experience. Performances are produced all year long by the Department of Performing and Visual Arts. The CFA also offers a Performing Arts Series. Previous artists include: The Blue Man Group, “Cirque Le Masque,” “Avenue Q” and “39 Steps.” The CFA is also home to the UW-Platteville summer Heartland Festival. Students are encouraged to volunteer as ushers for most CFA performances.

Nohr Gallery

the arts and special events. These events offer a rich variety of activities for students, staff, faculty, alumni and guests. There are many volunteer opportunities (join CPR Helping Hands) for those interested in making great things happen. Stop by the office or check PioneerLink for current event dates, times and locations. Sign up to be a CPR friend on Facebook. Join CPR on PioneerLink too.

New Student Orientation/ Welcome Weekend

Ullsvik Hall...................... 342.1298 www.uwplatt.edu/arts/nohr

Exhibits are on view year round in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery in Ullsvik Hall. Refreshments are served at the opening receptions. All exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public. Special arrangements may be made for group visits outside regular hours by calling ahead. The exhibitions are funded through segregated fees. Students work as gallery attendants. The gallery is home to the Harry Nohr permanent exhibit and the UW-Platteville permanent art collection.

“As a member of Block and Bridle, being able to work with professors and learn about their backgrounds, helps to enhance your own career path working with professionals at the university farm.” Renee Sternhagen Alumna – Animal Science Waukesha, Wis.

“UW-Platteville has many opportunities to get involved, from clubs, intramurals, to student government and especially Greek Life. Going Greek was one of the best decisions I have made so far.” Alex Peterson Alumnus – Social Science Burlington, Wis.

New Student Orientation is the official welcome to UW-Platteville. Students attend events to LAUNCH their future. They Learn About the University, Networking, Community and Home. Orientation crew leaders help students feel connected to the campus and community while creating a smooth transition. All new students, not just those who live in the residence halls, are expected to attend this action packed UW-Platteville welcome.

Patricia A. Doyle Women’s Center Warner Hall............................... 342.1453 www.uwplatt.edu/womensctr The women’s center provides a welcoming environment of all individuals in the university community. The center advocates for women students, faculty and staff regarding issues of concern (i.e., women’s health, women’s history, graduate school opportunities, scholarships,

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“Being involved around campus makes college life easier. You learn how to multi-task and connect with people you would have never thought of talking too. You learn responsibility and have fun at the same time.” Toia Mannery Alumna – Criminal Justice Milwaukee, Wis.

Student Health Services

Royce Hall ...................................342.1891 Students Promoting Respect is a health services group of UW-Platteville male student leaders charged with promoting respect of self and others. They increase positive interactions among students and decrease offensive or abusive behavior that can impede a productive learning environment. By planning events that call attention to issues such as sexual assault against women, violence toward others and hate-based behavior, SPR's main message is our campus "prioritizes respectful, considerate and compassionate behavior toward others."

Student Organizations

Advisor phone numbers are listed unless indicated. If information is not correct, please call the Pioneer Involvement Center, 608.342.1075, to receive the most current information. Go to PioneerLink site for more information on each group.

Academic Department Organizations “The thing I like best about working in the Bear’s Den is helping people, talking to them and seeing them in the computer lab. I learn about customer service and I have a better understanding of technology. Both aspects help me in my classes as I learn about business.” Scott Bockhop Senior – Business Finance Sauk Prairie, Wis.

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College of BILSA Ag Business/Ag Economics Club....... 342.6067 Ag Student Council............................. 342.1323 Agricultural Mechanization Club......... 342.1391 Agronomy-Soil Conservation Club..... 342.1388 Biology Club....................................... 342.1527 Block and Bridle Club..........................342.1119 Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO).......................342.6020 Collegiate FFA.................................... 342.1391 Communication Techonologies Ambassadors.................................342.1640 Construction Management Association.................................... 342.1154 Horticulture Club................................. 342.6026 Imaging Media Group......................... 342.6050 National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA)...................... 342.1007 Pioneer Advertising Federation..........342.1442 Pioneer Dairy Club.............................342.1754 Pioneer Investment Club.................... 342.1463 Pre-Veterinary Club............................ 342.1613 Public Relations Organization............ 342.1417 Reclamation Club............................... 342.1898 Society for the Advancement of Management....... 342.6049 Society for Human Resource Management..... 342.1459 Society of Pre-Medical Students........342.1527

College of EMS Alchemists and Chemistry Club......... 342.1692 American Foundry Society................. 342.1142 American Society of Civil Engineers.. 342.1235 American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers..... 342.1426 American Society of Mechanical Engineers................... 342.1987 American Society of Safety Engineers........................... 342.1141 Associated General Contractors........ 342.1239 Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)...................... 342.6064 Association of Computing Machinery.................... 342.1511 F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Team.................... 342.1439 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)........ 342.1808 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).. 342.1675 Institute of Transportation Engineers.............. 342.1533 Math Club........................................... 342.6107 Platteville Society of Environmental Engineers.............. 342.1544 Pioneer Performance Engineering.....342.1437 Society of Automotive Engineers........ 342.1431 Society of Manufacturing Engineers... 342.1448 Society of Physics Students............... 342.1696 Society of Plastics Engineers..............342.1115 Society of Women Engineers............. 342.1563 VECTOR.............................................342.1561 Women in Industrial Technology......... 342.1141 College of LAE Art Club..............................................342.1910 Collegiate Middle Level Assoication...342.6004 Criminal Justice Association............... 342.1621 El Club Español.................................. 342.1109 English Club....................................... 342.1926 French Club.........................................342.1117 Geography Club................................. 342.1386 German Club.......................................342.1116 History Club........................................ 342.1774 Humanities Club................................. 342.1484 Platteville Early Childhood Association (PECA)....................... 342.1201 Pre-Law Society................................. 342.1795 Professionals in Health Promotions, Physical Education and Health Education........................... 342.1571 Psychology Club................................. 342.1724 Public Relations Organization (PRO).342.1417 Student Wisconsin Education Association...................342.1317 Technology Education Association..... 342.1532


Community Service

Alpha Phi Omega (APO) National Service Fraternity.......................... 342.1648 Circle K International..........................342.1309 Community Service............................342.1448 Engineers Without Borders................ 342.1554 Habitat for Humanity........................... 342.1155 Up 'til Dawn........................................ 342.1077

Governance Groups

Presidents' Council............................. 342.1448 Residence Hall Association (RHA)..... 342.3240 Segregated University Fee Allocation Commission (SUFAC)... 342.1489 Student Center Advisory Committee (SCAC)......... 342.6038 Student Senate................................... 342.1448 United Greek Council (UGC).............. 342.1070

Greek Life Organizations

Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA)..........................342.1070 Interfraternity Council (IFC)................ 342.1093 Order of Omega (Greek Honoary)...... 342.1093 Women’s Greek Council (WGC)......... 342.1070

Men’s Greek Chapters

Alpha Gamma Rho............................. 342.1246 Delta Sigma Phi.................................. 342.1679 FarmHouse......................................... 342.1363 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia........................ 342.1017 Pi Kappa Alpha................................... 342.1070 Sigma Phi Epsilon.............................. 342.1483 Sigma Pi............................................. 348.1676 Sigma Tau Gamma............................. 342.1127 Tau Kappa Epsilon............................. 342.1249

Women’s Greek Chapters

CERES Fraternity............................... 342.1448 Gamma Phi Beta................................ 342.1448 Kappa Alpha Sigma............................ 342.1698 Sigma Alpha....................................... 342.1890 Sigma Alpha Iota................................ 342.1143 Theta Phi Alpha..................................342.1448 Zeta Beta Chi..................................... 342.1650

Honors and Recognition Societies

Alpha Lambda Delta (Freshman)....... 342.1663 Alpha Pi Mu (Indust. Eng.)................ 342.1718 Alpha Zeta (Agriculture)..................... 342.6027 Beta Alpha (Accounting)..................... 342.1337 Chi Epsilon (Civil and Enviro. Eng.)... 342.1479 Eta Kappa Nu (Elect. Eng.)................ 342.1237 Kappa Delta Pi (Teacher Ed.)............. 342.1244 National Residence Hall Honorary..... 342.3260 Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman)................. 342.1611 Phi Kappa Phi (Acad. Excellence)...... 342.1436 Pi Tau Sigma (Mech. Eng.)................. 342.1439 Tau Beta Pi (All Eng. Disciplines)....... 342.1081

Media

Exponent............................................ 342.1471 National Broadcasting Society........... 342.1630 TV-5.................................................... 342.1630 WSUP Radio...................................... 342.1635

Multicultural and Diversity Groups ASIA Club........................................... 342.1506 Black Student Union (BSU)................ 342.1585 Hmong Club....................................... 342.1506 Inter Tribal Council............................. 342.1139 International Students Club................ 342.1852 Student Organization of Latinos (SOL)............................ 342.1075 Sister 2 Sister.....................................342.1453 Stop the Hate.....................................342.1448 Students for Education Abroad........... 342.1010 Teaching Awareness thru Drama.......342.1070

“I like Platteville. It is a nice, quite campus, with lots of student-professor interactions. There are a lot of different diversity events and even CPR events to enjoy. When I came through on my first tour, I really loved it. I have not been disappointed. As an SA, I have worked hard to get the residents involved. Those that did really appreciated their time at Platteville and have gone on to be successful.” Jake Beirowski Senior – Criminal Justice and Spanish Green Bay, Wis.

“Getting involved is the best. It is one of the things that stands out the most in your college career and sets you apart and above the rest. Get involved – YOU’LL LOVE IT!” Becky Hass Graduate Student – Counselor Education, Higher Education Fond du Lac, Wis.

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“Being involved is the best way to relieve you from those “freshman jitters.” I think the best feeling ever is being recognized by someone because you’ve been involved so much. What I like most about Platteville is the many ways you can be involved. Yeah it’s not what we “city peeps” are used to but there is always something. It is the little joys!” Chakaris Craine Junior – Forensic Investigation Milwaukee, Wis.

“InterVarsity Christian Fellowship does very well at getting Christians together on campus and allows newer members to have a place to praise God and learn more about him.” Aaron Bishop Senior – Manufacturing Technologies Rib Lake, Wis.

“The thing I like about UW-Platteville is the fact students can play a vital role in the growth and development of student life and the campus community as a whole. Students are able to choose from a variety of organizations on campus to make our students well rounded in a diverse environment.” Quincy Bufkin Graduate Student – Adult Education Milwaukee, Wis.

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Music and Theatre

Spiritual Groups

Chamber Choir342.1446 Chamber Players................................ 342.6114 Concert Choir..................................... 342.1392 Coro D’ Angeli..................................... 342.1446 Gospel Choir...................................... 342.1331 Marching Pioneers............................. 342.1019 Music Educators National Conference...................... 342.1123 Musical Theatre.................................. 342.1198 Pioneer Brass Ensemble.................... 342.1021 Pioneer Jazz Ensemble...................... 342.1021 Pioneer Jazz Orchestra...................... 342.1021 Pioneer Percussion Ensemble........... 342.1018 Pioneer Players.................................. 342.1198 Singing Pioneers (Men)...................... 342.1446 Symphonic Wind Ensemble............... 342.1017 Symphony Band................................. 342.1019 University Orchestra........................... 342.6114 University Singers.............................. 342.1392

Campus Crusade for Christ................ 342.1341 Catholic Newman Community............ 348.7530 Fellowship of Christian Athletes......... 348.5644 Glowing Ministries.............................. 342.3230 InterVarsity Christian Fellowship........ 342.3200 Lutheran Campus Ministry................. 348.3022 Lutheran Student Fellowship.............. 348.9901 WELS Lutheran Campus Ministry......342.1738

Special Interest Organizations

Alliance............................................... 342.1373 Amateur Radio Club........................... 342.1230 Automotive Enthusiasts Club............. 342.6069 Ballroom Dance Club......................... 342.1396 Clay Club............................................ 342.1228 College Democrats............................. 342.1561 College Republicans.......................... 342.1784 Donut Run Club.................................. 342.3210 Fusion X Hip Hop Dance Team.......... 342.1448 Green Campus Project....................... 342.1689 Home Brewing Club........................... 342.1683 Juggling Society................................. 342.1241 Motocross Club.................................. 342.1261 Motorcycle Club.................................. 342.1070 Outdoor Adventure Club..................... 342.6107 O-Zone............................................... 342.1183 Paranormal Investigators of Platteville........................................ 342.1448 Pioneer Forensics and Debate........... 342.1047 Platteville Gaming Association........... 342.6137 Platteville Paintball Club..................... 342.1933 Society of Platteville’s Anime and Manga Maniacs........... 342.6137 Student Ambassador Corps............... 342.1181 Students for a Fair Wis. (SFW)........... 342.1448 Students for Peace and Justice.......... 342.1788 Students Planning for Success.......... 342.1814 Swing Club......................................... 342.1396 Veterans Club..................................... 342.1653

Sport Clubs

Aikido Club......................................... 342.1386 Badminton Club.................................. 342.6018 Bowling Club (co-ed).......................... 342.6038 Cheerleaders and Stunt Team............ 342.1698 Cycling Club (co-ed)........................... 342.1941 Diamond Club..................................... 342.1698 Dodgeball Club................................... 342.3210 Equestrian Club.................................. 342.1683 Fencing............................................... 342.1807 Freestyle Wrestling Club (co-ed)........ 342.1922 Golf Club............................................ 342.1483 Hockey Club (co-ed)........................... 342.1940 Hoops Club......................................... 342.1448 Kickboxing.......................................... 342.1922 Lacrosse Club.................................... 342.1511 Platteville Tuggers.............................. 342.3280 Rangerettes........................................ 342.1448 Rugby Football Club (men)................ 342.1674 Scuba Club......................................... 342.1448 Ski and Snowboard Club.................... 342.1072 Sportsmen’s Club............................... 342.6090 Swim Club.......................................... 342.6118 Tae Kwon Do (co-ed).......................... 342.1611 Tang Soo Do Karate (co-ed)............... 342.6107 Tennis Club......................................... 342.1534 Ultimate Frisbee Club (co-ed)............ 342.1537 Volleyball Club (men)......................... 342.1255 Women’s Rugby Club......................... 342.6024 Women’s Volleyball Club.................... 342.1255


Important Numbers Accounting Tutoring..................... 342.1660 Advising and Career Exploration Services (ACES)..................... 342.1033 Affirmative Action Director........... 342.1773 Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Education Services................. 342.1382 Algebra Skills Center................... 342.6715 Athletics....................................... 342.1567 Campus Programming and Relations (CPR)............... 342.1497 Career Center...............................342.1183 Cashier’s Office............................342.1211 Catering Office............................ 342.1249 Chancellor's Office...................... 342.1234 Children’s Center......................... 342.1260 College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture (BILSA)................................... 342.1547 College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science (EMS)................. 342.1561 College of Liberal Arts and Education (LAE)................342.1151 Cooper Living and Learning Center...................... 342.1296 Counseling Services.................... 342.1865 Design Services.......................... 342.1351 Dining Services........................... 342.1341 Education Abroad Program......... 342.1726 Engineering Advising Office........ 342.1563 Exponent..................................... 342.1471 Financial Aid Office...................... 342.1836 First Year Experience.................. 342.1081 Greek Life Office......................... 342.1070 Housing Office............................. 342.1845 International Student Services.... 342.1852 Intramural Office.......................... 342.1568 Karrmann Library......................... 342.1668 Lutheran Campus Ministry ELCA.348.3022 Mail and Duplicating....................342.1848 Math Department......................... 342.1741 Meal Access Office...................... 342.1404 Media Technology Services......... 342.1316 Office of Multicultural Student Affairs......................... 342.1555 OIT Help Desk (computer)........... 342.1400

Patricia A. Doyle Women’s Center..................................... 342.1453 Pioneer Involvement Center (PIC)........................................ 342.1075 Pioneer Passport Office.............. 342.1449 Platteville Cab Service................ 348.5678 Platteville Police .............. 348.2313 or 911 Prospective Student Services......342.1127 Public Relations Office.................342.1194 Publications Office........................342.1197 Registrar...................................... 342.1321 Rental Resources.........................342.6117 Residence Hall Association (RHA)...................................... 342.1844 ResNet........................................ 342.1990 Segregated University Fees Allocation Commission (SUFAC).................................. 342.1489 Services for Students with Disabilities....................... 342.1818 Student Affairs............................. 342.1854 Student Center Advisory Committee (SCAC).. 342.1489 Student Employment Office......... 342.1836 Student Health Services.............. 342.1891 Student Senate Office................. 342.1495 Student Success Center.............. 342.1818 Student Support Services............ 342.1816 Career Center...............................342.1183 Textbook Center.......................... 342.1265 Tutoring World Languages.......... 342.1723 United Greek Council (UGC)....... 342.1489 University Bookstore................... 342.1486 University Centers Network Support................................... 342.1857 University Police.......................... 342.1584 University Tutoring Services........ 342.1615 Women’s Studies Office.............. 342.1252 WATR (Writing and Tutoring Resource Center).................... 342.1615 WSUP-FM....................................342.1165 Women in Engineering Program.................................. 342.1563

“To me, involvement is not about how many things I can get on my résumé, but about how many profound experiences I can have and how many I can share.” Sam Waack Senior – Engineering Physics Manitowoc, Wis.

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