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Aspire

aspire

Aspire (CU 1000 requirement) is a peer-led health and safety focused dialogue presented by Healthy Campus student facilitators.  The dialogue covers three areas key to maintaining a safe campus:  alcohol misuse, mental health, and sexual victimization in adherence with Title IX. Approximately 55 undergraduate and graduate students will serve as program facilitators for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Aspire Facilitator Information 2014-2015

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Commitment:

Aspire Facilitators will be expected to participate in two different two-hour training sessions in April, and additional training sessions will be held in August.  During training days and group dialogue practice, facilitators will be placed in groups of 4-6.  The locations and times will be based on the facilitators’ schedules.  Facilitators can expect to work 2-6 hours per week for the first 8 weeks of the fall semester.  

Additionally, facilitators will be encouraged to enroll in at least one credit of the Aspire Creative Inquiry course.  A day/time for the class to meet will be scheduled based on everyone’s availability.    

Application and Interview Process:

Selected applicants will be invited to participate in an interview on a rolling basis.  Interviews will be held in Fike 303.  20-minute interview time slots will be available on February 25, 26, and 27, March 3, 4, and 5.  During the interview, you will be asked to partake in a 5-minute public speaking activity.  This will be a fun activity that allows you to showcase your creative side!  If you are studying abroad or off-campus for an internship, you will participate in an interview via Skype.

Compensation:

All Aspire facilitators will receive a stipend at the end of the fall semester in addition to a facilitator t-shirt and other gear that will be used to promote Aspire.   Average facilitator compensation is $350 but may vary if you choose to take on additional responsibilities.

Past Aspire Facilitator Comments:

“Standing in front of a group of people and listening to them share opinions on subjects that are normally taboo among strangers always left me feeling like I had accomplished something.” - Clair, Architecture ‘14

“It was a great experience!” – Leah, Counselor Education, Student Affairs ‘14

“I have become a better public speaker and have gained tons of experience working as a facilitator.” – Greg, History ‘14

“I loved being a facilitator! It gave me a chance to not only get to know my fellow facilitators, but it also allowed me to meet new students.” – Meredith, Counselor Education, Student Affairs ‘14  

Key Dates to Remember:

Event

Date(s)

Applications Accepted

February 6-19

Interview Scheduling

February 17-21

Returning Facilitator Interviews

February 19-21

New Facilitator Interviews  

February 25-27

New Facilitator Interviews

March 3-5

Notifications

March 10-11

Deadline to Accept Position

Thursday, March 13

Aspire Team Building Social:  Student Union Bowling Alley

Thursday, March 27 6:30 PM -8:00 PM

Training (2 hours)

Wednesday, April 2 OR Thursday, April 3

Group Activity (1 hour)

April 7 – April 11

Training (2 hours)

Wednesday, April 16 OR Thursday, April 17

Facilitation Practice (1 hour)

April 21 – April 25

Training (3 hours)

Thursday, August 21

Training (day-long)

Saturday, August 23


Any further questions, please contact us at aspire@clemson.edu

Fall 2014 Session Information

Aspire sessions for Fall 2014 will be held from Monday, September 1st – Thursday, October 2nd for freshmen and transfers students and Tuesday, September 2nd – Wednesday, September 18th for Bridge students.

Online sign up for sessions will open the week of September 25th.  Students are encouraged to sign up early to select their preferred peer facilitators and session time.  New students are also encouraged to refer to Blackboard for more details on all CU 1000 requirements.

To contact the Aspire coordinators, please email aspire@clemson.edu.