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True, Blue and Gold Summer News

July

this issue Meeting Dates: Meetings Dates P.1

Fall 2011 All meeting times

New Expectations P.2

are at 12:30pm in

Advice for Freshman P.3

M234 First Years: Will meet every Friday starting September 16 Second Years: September 7th October 5th October 26th November 30th Third Years: September 21st October 12th November 2nd December 7th Fourth Years: September 28th October 19th November 9th December 5th *

Greetings from the Student Involvement Center . We hope you are enjoying a safe and fun summer so far! We are excited for the start of the 20112012 academic year, and are anxiously awaiting your return to campus! In this newsletter you will find details for the upcoming year including the schedule of meetings, expectations for each class year, and information on the upcoming summer leadership retreat!

Melisa Williams Director, Student Involvement Center & Center for Multicultural Education and Diversity 716.880.2351 MLW85@medaille.edu

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! We hope you have had a wonderful summer, and I look forward to seeing you soon! Rebecca Coons Graduate Assistant, Student Involvement Center 716.880.2349


Expectations and Responsibilities by year:

What’s new for TBG for 2011-2012

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1 year: Fall Semester: Complete TBG First Year Weekly Leadership Series Participate as a Mentee in the TBG Mentoring Program Spring Semester: Attend the 2x month formal meetings Create an action plan for community service project Attend three leadership events Provide reflection papers for assigned events

2nd year: 1 x month formal meetings Responsible for marketing the TBG Leadership Program on the Medaille Campus. This will include maintaining the TBG bulletin board in the Sullivan Center, creating and managing a Facebook page, and maintaining the TBG OrgSync page and calendar

All students in the True, Blue and Gold Leadership Program will share the following expectations: TBG will be responsible for the Ice Cream Social on Friday, September 9 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in the Sullivan Center. This event will be discussed at our Annual Leadership Retreat on August 17 -18, 2011. Each class will be responsible for planning and implementing at least one fundraiser per semester. All funds will be used to supplement TBG programs and events throughout the year. Each class will organize and host one social opportunity for TBG students in order to strengthen

relationships within the group. Because service is an essential component of leadership, all students must complete fifteen (15) hours of community service each semester at the site of their choice. Hours must be documented by a supervisor or volunteer coordinator. All students will participate in the newly created Community Day. This 5 hour event will be held on a Saturday each semester and students will be informed of the date prior to the start of each semester. All students will participate in a group project each semester surrounding topics in leadership. Students will choose group members and each group will be assigned a date where they will present to their peers. This will help students develop their public speaking and teamwork skills while Differences between High School and College IN HIGH SCHOOL

IN COLLEGE

You will usually be told what to do and corrected if your behavior is out of line.

You’re expected to take responsibility for what you do and don't do, as well as for the consequences of your decisions.

You will usually be told in class what you need to learn from assigned readings.

It's up to you to read and understand the assigned material; lectures and assignments proceed from the assumption that you've already done so.


Probationary Status: An Update As members of the True Blue and Gold Leadership Program, each of you receives a scholarship totaling $10,000 over the course of your college career. As such, you are expected to meet all expectations of the program each semester in order to be found in good standing.

regardless of the reason must instead complete a 2-3 page reflection paper relating to leadership articles that will be assigned. Failure to complete required community service hours. Students will be informed of their Students who fail to number of required complete the requirements hours at the start of of the program will be each semester. placed on probation for the 1. Missing the WNY following semester and Student Leadership given a chance to improve Conference their standing in True Blue Exceptions will be and Gold. made for students with Failure to meet any of the confirmed academic following may result in or athletic conflicts. probationary status: Exceptions will NOT 1. Missing two (2) or more be made for students scheduled meetings with part-time during the semester. employment as Exceptions will be made students are given for students with ample time to documented academic request off. conflicts or scheduled 1. Participation and athletic events which attendance at three (3) require a student to be campus events off campus during a These can include meeting time. any event sponsored 1. Any student missing a by Student scheduled meeting Involvement,

Athletics, Residence Life, Career Planning, College Relations, Academic Support, etc. 1. Meeting individually with the Director or Graduate Assistant once per semester to discuss student progress within the program. Students in the True Blue and Gold Program represent their leadership ability through participation in the program, and failure to complete these requirements is indicative of poor leadership and poor time management skills. If you have any questions regarding the expectations of the program any of the information provided above, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Director. You represent student leadership at Medaille, and we want to make sure that you are making the most of the opportunities provided to you! *Please note, these may not be the only changes. You will receive an update of probationary information at your first meeting.

Advice for Freshman‌. "I wish I knew that every freshman coming into College had the same concerns and problems as I did, it was a relief knowing that I wasn't the only one who felt lost my first day" - Leah Lichtenbrger, Senior

Expectations and Responsibilities by year cont’d:

3rd Year: 1 x month formal meetings Serve as peer mentors to the first year students in TBG. Mentors are expected to attend campus events with their mentee(s), and Introduce them to leadership opportunities at Medaille. Students will be expected to meet regularly with their mentee(s) throughout the year.

4th Year: 1 x month formal meetings Serve as the Senior Class Council. Planning the events of senior week in the spring semester, and may plan additional opportunities for the senior class to make the most of their last year at Medaille.


You’re Invited! Annual Leadership Retreat August 17-18, 2011 Brocton, NY Being a student leader means being part of a larger team. Whether you are a positional leader (RA, OL, Club Officer, etc.), or a servant leader (TBG), you are an essential piece of the campus community. As such, you are invited to participate in this year’s Student Leadership Retreat near SUNY Fredonia where you will have opportunities to meet other student leaders, bond with your team, and engage in activities that will build your skills as a student leader. Held at SUNY Fredonia’s College Lodge, the Leadership Retreat will include completion of a ropes challenge course and other teambuilding activities designed to get you interacting with your fellow student leaders. Together you represent Medaille, and we would like to share in your leadership TBG Summer News 2011

Medaille College 18 Agassiz Circle Buffalo, NY 14214

True Blue and Gold Leadership Program  

Summer 2011 Newsletter

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