The Community Portfolio is a collective of student-facing departments whose purpose is to enhance collaboration and synergy to promote a sense of belonging and community and to develop a healthy, socially just, ethically engaged, and inclusive community of citizens poised to challenge and transform the world.

Departments


CCE promotes, coordinates and supports civic and community engagement efforts of the Emory community through learning, service and engaged scholarship to the campus, metro Atlanta and beyond. The CCE partners with students, staff and, faculty committed to doing meaningful service in the community. Currently, the CCE facilitates over 150 partnerships with numerous nonprofits, governmental agencies and community groups to address a range of important social issues.

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The Office of Health Promotion contributes to students' success in and out of the classroom by providing resources, healthy skill-building consultations, group education interventions and training, campus initiatives, and mentoring for future public health professionals.

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The Department of Recreation oversees Emory club and intramural sports, as well as Play Emory, which provides a myriad of facilities and programs that promote sustainable fitness and wellness principles.

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The Office of Student Conduct reviews and resolves alleged misconduct by undergraduates in a way that balances the developmental needs of the student, the community’s needs as a whole, and the university’s responsibility to treat all students with dignity and fairness.

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Where students pursue passion and achieve connection to advance a global society.

To cultivate purpose in students through transformative experiences that promote engagement, learning, intercultural competency, and community building.

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The Office of Student Success Programs and Services (SSPS) includes Student Intervention Services (SIS), the 1915 Scholars Program, Respect Program and veterans assistance.

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Signature Programs


The 1915 Scholars Program celebrates the heritage and on-going journey of students who are the first in their families to attend college. The program provides informational, academic, and social support to alleviate some of the barriers that first-generation students  commonly encounter, while encouraging and supporting their collegiate aspirations. The program involves faculty, peer, and alumni mentorship, specialized orientation programs, on-going academic workshops and community-building events through structured interactions with Campus Life, the Office of Undergraduate Educations, the Alumni Association, and various support services.

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The coalition engages offices across the Emory enterprise to mitigate high-risk alcohol use while developing an environment that is more supportive of those who choose not to drink. The coalition has five goals:  

  1. More Emory students remain abstainers or low-risk drinkers.
  2. Community members easily and readily interpret and use Emory's alcohol and drug abuse policy to create a safer Emory.
  3. More community members are consistently held accountable for upholding Emory's alcohol and drug policies.
  4. More student organizations make positive and safer decisions regarding alcohol and drugs.
  5. More institutional stakeholders in Emory University and Emory Healthcare are engaged in addressing high-risk alcohol use among faculty, staff, and students.

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The CBSC Fellowship introduces a talented, dedicated, and diverse group of Emory undergraduates to the challenges of, and opportunities for, building community in contemporary urban America. Through academic coursework, an intensive, paid 10-week internship summer field experience, site visits, small group meetings, and public presentations, CBSC Fellows have opportunities to see firsthand the critical role that collaboration plays in the resolution of important public issues. CBSC Fellows hone the skills needed to transform their passion for social justice into meaningful actions that revitalize communities and promote positive and lasting social change.

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In 2013, Emory Campus Life launched Creating Emory to emphasize the importance of integrity, diversity, inclusion, dialogue, and interpersonal violence prevention on campus. Creating Emory has evolved. Now in its sixth year, the program focuses more specifically on the role students play in creating their own Emory experience, as well as how they can uplift the experience of others. During the program, we ask students to examine their own identities and values and how these intersect with the identities and beliefs of others. We also discuss what it means to build safe, supportive communities, addressing bystander behaviors and social justice action, which reflects the initial goals of the program at its inception. Currently, participants in Creating Emory will be able to: 

  • Describe what they bring to the Emory community
  • Describe what others bring to the Emory community
  • Explain Emory’s values
  • Identify circumstances in which to take action as a bystander
  • Identify personal actions to advance social justice
  • Describe the value of engaging in conversation

Dooley After Dark is a free program that features night and weekend activities such as movies, casino nights, comedians, and other entertainment.

ECAN is dedicated to the study and practice of effective and productive human interaction through nonviolent actions. Building on Dr. Bernard LaFayette’s expertise with the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the application of these principles, ECAN provides education and training programs aimed at promoting effective, nonviolent human interaction. ECAN programming is applicable to diverse audiences ranging from corporate clients to university students. ECAN is led by Business Practice Improvement in conjunction with Campus Life and the Office of the President.

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The IWI is comprised of an interdisciplinary team committed to engaging in practices that positively impact the health and collective well-being of our community. In alignment with Emory Campus Life’s (2017) strategic plan, the IWI will:

  • Develop and sustain a more student-centered approach to promoting health and well-being that is consistent with the values and priorities of Emory students.
  • ​Develop a centralized framework to guide our respective practices in our efforts to create a healthy Emory.​
  • ​Identify a process for evaluating the university’s effectiveness in creating and sustaining a healthy Emory. 

As a community of scholars, Emory University is committed to an environment in which open expression of ideas is valued, promoted, and encouraged. Recognizing that the educational process of our institution requires diverse forms of open expression, including freedom of thought, inquiry, speech, activism, and assembly, the university affirms the rights of members of the community to assemble and demonstrate peaceably within the limits of this policy. Simultaneously, the university must maintain the right of Emory community members to pursue their day-to-day activities and to be protected from physical injury or property damage. The Respect for Open Expression Policy was therefore implemented in 2013 to affirm Emory’s unwavering commitment to open expression while acknowledging the challenges and tensions these actions could create in an ever-changing community. Campus Life supports the Respect for Open Expression Policy by coordinating the Open Expression Observers Program. Open Expression Observers may be sent or requested to attend meetings, events, or protests to ensure the rights of community members and protesters are protected.

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Project SHINE connects Emory students with Atlanta area organizations serving refugees, immigrants, and new Americans. SHINE volunteers function as tutors or teacher's assistants in English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, citizenship preparation classes or after school programs. For two-to-four hours each week, students support and get to know individuals who are seeking to learn English, gain U.S. citizenship, succeed in school, and become civically engaged. In addition, SHINE organizes educational and celebratory events to foster understanding, creative collaboration, and poly-cultural competency. 

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An annual conference for students, staff, and faculty, RespectCon aims to end violence on college and university campuses through a social justice lens. Established in 2012, the conference regularly draws more than a hundred attendees from across the country. It is the only annual meeting dedicated to addressing sexual violence through social justice-informed approaches and collaboration.

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