Welcome Week Engage Events | LSU Campus Life

Engage. Lead. Geaux.

Tuesday, August 20
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Locations across campus

There are hundreds of opportunities to ENGAGE with the LSU community that will help you develop your role as a leader on our campus and in society. Join us for LEADership and diversity activities where you will learn about topics, issues, and skills that will guide you through your academic and professional journeys. Learn what it means to be a leader and how to get involved from students, faculty, and staff.

For more information about the sessions, contact Campus Life at campuslife@lsu.edu or 225-578-5160.


Pick a location, a topic and a time!

Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center

Each session is offered at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Session Description
For the Culture Karaoke The Clarence L. Barney, Jr. African American Cultural Center would like to invite incoming students to an afternoon of karaoke featuring prominent African American artists from all decades. The session is limited to the first 40 attendees.


Coates Hall

Each session is offered at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Session Description Room
Creating Your Community The power of positive relationships.  Develop critical peer groups, automatically gain an advocate, and find your academic supports all in one session! The session is limited to the first 40 attendees. Room 234
Disability: Assumptions, Perspectives, and Awareness  Disability related information on interacting with people with disabilities, assumptions commonly made, and general awareness.  Questions will be presented to the audience in a game style format with small snack prizes along with follow-up from Disability Services staff. The session is limited to the first 40 attendees. Room 225
Diversity 101 This interactive workshop is designed to help you explore cultural competencies and diverse communities. The session is limited to the first 66 attendees. Room 220
Food Pantry Volunteer Training Join Campus Life staff to learn more about the LSU Food Pantry and become a trained volunteer! The session is limited to the first 35 attendees. Room 111
What Matters Most: Planning Your Priorities, Focusing on the Important Effective time management is not about finding a way to get all things done, it’s about getting the right things done. In this class, learn how to use the personal and organizational values of your roles to define your truly important goals and identify responsibilities that should be the main focus of your time. By understanding which tasks are important, you’ll ensure that you spend your time on what matters most and reach optimal productivity. The session is limited to the first 35 attendees. Room 127
Money Matters Did you know that 1/3 of LSU Students list finances as a source of stress? This workshop will empower students with information about financial literacy and the resources available though the Cale P. & Katherine Smith Student Financial Management Center. The session is limited to the first 40 attendees. Room 109
Navigating as a student of color Wondering where to go to find people that look like you? This session will have panelists talk about the various ways in which they maneuver through campus and how they remain involved in the wider LSU community. The session is limited to the first 40 attendees. Room 218
Game of Choices SAA staff will introduce students to common experiences of LSU students, help them understand how their choices impact their success at LSU, and familiarize themselves with campus resources. The session is limited to the first 35 attendees. Room 130
Social media responsibility This interactive workshop will demonstrate ways to protect your online identity.  The session is limited to the first 90 attendees. Room 145


Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex

Each session is offered at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Session Description Room
Adding Value A facilitated leadership discussion based on the Drew Dudly TEDx video "The Game has No Winners." The discussion will focus on how we can add value to ourselves and others. The session is limited to the first 48 attendees. Room E130
Inclusive Leadership Panel discussion with current student leaders about creating inclusive organizations and spaces.  The session is limited to the first 90 attendees. Room E134
Lollipop Leadership  A Lollipop Moment is a special moment where one person positively impacts another persons life--often without realizing they have made an impact. Join us for a screening of the Ted Talk "Everyday leadership" followed by a discussion of how you can be a leader by simply being yourself. The session is limited to the first 200 attendees. Room 130
My name is… Screening of 'The Power in Your Name' Ted talk followed by a discussion. The session is limited to the first 100 attendees. Room E137
UWELL with UREC Learn from Fitness Professionals on how to take advantage of all the opportunities at LSU UREC to stay fit and healthy throughout your collegiate years and beyond. Stay up-to-date on the latest tips and tricks to make yourself successful inside and outside of the classroom. The session is limited to the first 48 attendees. Room E131


LSU Student Union

Each session is offered at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Session Description Room
BaFa' BaFa'  BaFa' BaFa' is a fun and interactive activity intended to improve participants' cross-cultural competence by helping them understand the impact of culture on the behavior of people and organizations.  The session is limited to the first 50 attendees. Magnolia - Room 301 & International-Room 303
Being an Ally to the LGBTQ+ Community Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the LGBTQ+ Project to learn more about queer history, inclusive communication, and allyship.  The session is limited to the first 45 attendees. OCC Classroom - Room 256J
Color me Fun! Students will be able to experience the stress-reducing benefits of coloring while learning about diverse leaders and cultures.  The session is limited to the first 12 attendees. Barataria - Room 319 and Vermilion - Room 308
Cultural Crafts Get crafty with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and learn how to make dreamcatchers, papel picado, and origami designs.  The session is limited to the first 16 attendees. Council - Room 312
Geaux Vote Exercise your right to vote while in college by learning more about the voting process, how to get registered, where to vote, etc. Geaux Vote is a non-partisan organization which aims to educate and engage students in civic responsibility & the political process.  The session is limited to the first 75 attendees. Capital Chamber - Room 329
Leadership Letters Students will be able to write letters to themselves outlining their leadership goals in their first semester at LSU. The letters will be mailed to students at the beginning of the Spring 2020 semester.  The session is limited to the first 20 attendees. Caddo - Room 305
Lead & Serve @LSU From leadership cohorts to service trips to Ghana, come learn what opportunities Campus Life provides! Students will learn how to invest in themselves and their community at a local, national, and international level with Campus Life. The session is limited to the first 50 attendees. Vieux Carre - Room 325
Mindfulness in Practice Students will learn about the body's natural response to stress. They will learn the basic tenets of mindfulness and breathing skills to help cope effectively with life stress and prevent emotional distress. The session is limited to the first 50 attendees. Red River - Room 323
Teambuilding/ Low ropes In this interactive workshop participants Learn effective communication, problem solving, and decision making skills in this hands on session focused on developing an understanding of yourself through activities and initiatives.  The session is limited to the first 40 attendees. Atchafalaya - Room 339
Tigerlink Explore more than 450 student organizations as Campus Life helps you navigate Tigerlink, our student engagement tool that connects you with opportunities for involvement, leadership, and service. Campus Life - 358 A
Vision Boards Step into your 1st year at LSU with your vision in front you. This session is designed to help you create your vision for success and will help you focus on your goals. All the materials needed to create your personal vision board will be provided.  The session is limited to the first 45 attendees. Castilian - Room 304

 

Nicholson Hall

Each session is offered at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. with the exception of the LSU Gospel Choir. The LSU Gospel Choir session will offer one session from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Session Description Room
Find your fam Learn more about student organizations that celebrate the unique identities, cultures, and interest of the LSU community. The session is limited to the first 85 attendees. Room 109
GLBT Ted Talk How the worst moments in our life make us who we are - Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of adversity, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he's met in the years since. In a moving, heartfelt and at times downright funny talk, Solomon gives a powerful call to action to forge meaning from our biggest struggles. The session is limited to the first 300 attendees. Room 130
LSU Gospel Choir Join the LSU Gospel Choir for a fun and interactive workshop about making beautiful music through collaboration. The session is limited to the first 85 attendees. 3:30 session only. Room 119

 

William A. Brookshire Military & Veterans Student Center

Each session is offered at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Session Description
Open House Take a tour of the William A. Brookshire Military & Veterans Student Center and learn more about the services provided. The session is limited to the first 20 attendees.

 

William's Hall

Each session is offered at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Session Description Room
Get involved w/RHA The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the governing organization for all on-campus residential students. Every year, RHA welcomes hundreds of student leaders who are excited to begin their leadership journey or continue the great work they performed before coming to LSU. Come learn about involvement opportunities within RHA & meet the executive board - everyone who applies will receive a leadership position! The session is limited to the first 50 attendees. Room 201
Homecoming & SAB Want to learn more about the ways you can get involved though the Student Activities Board and Homecoming? Attend this session to learn how to kick off our Campus Life leadership Journey. The session is limited to the first 150 attendees. Room 103
Student Government Grown-ish: Leadership 101- Navigating life in college is tough and so is finding your voice in sea of a thousand others. Come along with us as we give you advice on cultivating leadership at LSU and how you can use your passion to make a difference on campus no matter the avenue you choose. The session is limited to the first 150 attendees. Room 102

 

Women's Center

Each session is offered at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Session Description
Speed Mentoring This fast-paced activity will give participants the opportunity to meet and network with campus & community leaders while learning about leadership, diversity, engagement, & volunteer/internship opportunities. The session is limited to the first 45 attendees.