Connecting athletes with various departments and organizations on campus strengthens the student-athlete experience and enhances the mission of the college. Some programs that have benefited from these connections include:
The purpose of a SNL event is to provide late night interactive alcohol free activities in Lund Center for Gustavus students looking for something to do during the hours of 10pm-1am.
The student-athlete organization SAVE sponsored the first SNL and is in charge of submitting a budget to student senate to help fund a portion of the SNL expenses. In addition to student senate money, funding for SNL events are also provided by other departments such as: CAB, Peer Education and Chemical Health, Residential Life, Gustie Greeters.
Current recognized organizations on campus can submit an application/action plan to SAVE if they would like to sponsor an SNL event. Organizations are given $400 to help run the event and the opportunity to earn fundraising money for completing set criteria before, during and after the event. SAVE is responsible for looking over these action plans and decides which organizations are given the opportunity to sponsor the SNL event throughout the year.
During the 2012-2013 school year, SNL’s were sponsored by: the Gustie Greeters, CAB, Peer Assistants, Residential Life, Eppies, SAVE, Habitat for Humanity, Proclaim & FCA, TMT’s, Men’s & Women’s Soccer, Women’s Rugby, Olas and the Geology Club. The number of students who attend SNL vary each week with the Fall Semester average being 428 students, J-term average of 132 students and the Spring Semester average of 257 students.
Collaborating with the Center for Servant Leadership, the GAME event allows student-athletes the opportunity to meet with various employers in the Lund Center NCAA Room over lunch once per semester. This is an excellent opportunity for student athletes to meet with 3-4 different employers in a small group setting and explore employment options.
Student-athletes are encouraged to dress in business casual clothes and come with questions for employers. The Center for Servant Leadership staff at Gustavus is also be available to answer questions about business etiquette and offer tips when talking to employers.
2012-13 employers who participated were: Target, Thrivent, Cigna, Federated, Aerotek, MN Reading Corps, and Securian.
Throughout the year student-athletes are asked to help organizations sponsor speakers who come on campus or assist departments in promoting different health events. Some events student-athletes have promoted or assisted with include:
- Chicken Soup with Health Service
- Great American Smoke Out with Peer Education and Chemical Health
- Sexual Assault Awareness with SART
- American Heart Month with SAAC
- Campus Wellbeing Fair