What is SDES? Student Development and Enrollment Services (SDES) is a division of the university comprised of a wide-ranging array of programs and services dedicated to providing students with opportunities for learning and a broad, collegiate experience.
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SDES News & Happenings
Amy Maitner is the recipient of the 2015 Eleanor Roosevelt Women’s Studies Scholarship Award. Maitner is a junior majoring in Advertising and Public Relations with a minor in Women’s Studies. She lives her life led by her passion for women’s rights and social justice activism.
The “Tunnel of Oppression” educated students about oppression, discrimination, and social justice. The goal of the event was to expose participants to various forms of oppression and the impact it has on individuals, as well as connect participants to UCF and local resources. Participants were guided through a series of mixed media scenes that each portrayed one example of how oppression may be experienced. The event included electronic media and acting performances on topics of: racism, hazing, accessibility, heterosexism, intimate partner violence and gender identity.
When it comes to recognizing a student in some form of distress, it is no surprise that university faculty and staff are often on the front line; observers to a student’s unusual or concerning behaviors in the classroom.
When this occurs, there is a need to get involved, but more often the doubt is about getting involved. The solution is QPR gatekeeper training.
With May graduation, UCF Career Services collaborated with the School of Public Administration to host the annual Nonprofit and Public Service Career Showcase. Held on April 16, the showcase connected more than 350 UCF students and alumni with over 40 organizations from the nonprofit, service, and government sectors.
PRIME STEM/Student Support Services is a federally-funded TRiO program (U.S. Department of Education) that supports college students pursuing STEM majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) who are first-generation, low-income, and/or have a documented disability.
UCF President John C. Hitt’s fourth goal: “Become more inclusive and diverse.”
Three cultural graduation celebrations ─ Nguzo Saba, Lavender and Veterans ─ highlighted the academic accomplishments of students with the opportunity to celebrate among their family, friends, faculty, staff and supporters.
April 21 marked the inaugural Common Reading Book Reveal Party hosted by First Year Experience. Attendees were provided with a brief history of the Common Reading Program, information on learning outcomes and the committee/book selection process announced the 2015-2016 selection: The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore.
Student Development and Enrollment Services, Academic Advising Council, and Regional Campuses presented the 10th Annual UCF Advising Updates Forum on April 16. The forum is designed to provide advising professionals from the University of Central Florida colleges and departments, as well as from partner institutions, with the most up-to-date information on advising policies and procedures. Additionally, regional institution partners provided information on corresponding changes.
This spring semester 29 third and fourth year students were matched with faculty members from across campus for a paid undergraduate research experience through the LEAD Scholars Academy.
These assistantships cover a wide variety of academic areas: psychology, biology, sport and exercise science, hospitality and more.
Do you know someone who has made outstanding contributions to enhancing diversity and inclusion efforts at UCF? If so, here’s an opportunity for that individual to be recognized for their hard work and dedication.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites all UCF students to share their creative sides with the UCF family and select Central Florida organizations by submitting an entry in the Diversity Week Student Poster Contest.
On March 17, 10 children from the US Dream Academy at Memorial Middle School visited UCF for “A Day in the Life of a Knight.” The US Dream Academy focuses on the social and educational development of students in high-risk areas.
May 26Networking Strategies Career Services and Experiential Learning: 115
May 27Rapid HIV Testing Event Recreation and Wellness Center: Wellness Center Classroom
May 27Successful Interviewing Career Services and Experiential Learning: 115
May 28FREE STD Screening Health Center & Pharmacy: 2nd Floor Conference Room
May 28Getting Started: Experiential Learning Career Services and Experiential Learning: 115
May 28Journal To Self Discovery Recreation and Wellness Center: Wellness Center Classroom
May 28Social Networking Strategies Career Services and Experiential Learning: 115
Jun 2Build Winning Resumes Career Services and Experiential Learning: 115