Student Conduct invites volunteers to serve on Conduct Council
The Office of Student Conduct manages the Conduct Council, a formal hearing panel of staff, faculty, and students trained to review charges of non-academic undergraduate misconduct for an individual student, group of students, and/or student organization(s). Volunteers commit to one hearing of 2-3 hours per month and attend two educational trainings annually. As a volunteer, you will help to ensure "fair and consistent application of policies and procedures to undergraduate students’ behavior to ensure a community that respects the dignity and right of all persons to reach their highest potential." Learn more and apply at https://tinyurl.com/ccforosc. Please complete this form by Friday, September 8.
Healthy Emory Well-being Survey
Healthy Emory is partnering with Campus Life wellness champions to better understand your personal well-being goals. This survey will help develop programming that you want and need. Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey here.
Staff changes in the Office of Health Promotion
For the majority of fall semester, Brandi Benton, director of the Office of Health Promotion (OHP), will be away from the office on medical leave. To provide continuity of administrative support for the office while Brandi is out, Claire DePalma, EdD – special advisor to the associate vice president for Health, Well-being, Access, and Prevention – will serve concurrently as acting director for OHP. Claire joined Campus Life in May and has been instrumental in supporting programmatic and strategic efforts to advance student well-being.
Additionally, as of August 30, Willie Bannister, LPC, has retired from Emory after serving for nearly 17 years. In his most recent role as associate director in OHP, Willie provided counseling on alcohol and other drug abuse prevention for the campus community. For questions about substance-use counseling resources, recovery, or related services, please email OHP@emory.edu, call 404-727-1000, or come by AMUC Suite 237.
Emory University Associate Vice President of Campus Life and Clyde Partin Sr., Director of Athletics Keiko Price has announced the appointment of India Chiles as the next head coach of the Emory University's softball program. Chiles, a former All-American and SEC Player of the Year with the University of Tennessee, joins the Eagles after serving as director of Southeast Championship Training and head coach of the Fury Platinum 18u National Team. Chiles has also owned and operated SlapperNation LLC since 2011, a training company that specializes in teaching slap hitting in a clinic setting. Learn more.
Byron Jones joins the CCE team
The new director of student-led community engagement for the Center for Civic and Community Engagement is Byron Jones (he/his), who prefers just “Jones.” His responsibilities include the student-led community engagement area, which encompasses Alternative Breaks, Community Connection, Social Justice Education, Weekly Service Trips, Volunteer Emory and its Days of Service, and SHINE,
which serves metro Atlanta’s refugee, immigrant and new American communities. Jones served previously with Georgia State University as assistant director of student civic engagement and interim director of civic engagement. He is working on the dissertation for his EdD from Nova Southeastern University. He earned his master’s in higher education from Mercer University and bachelor’s in political science from Morehouse College. Jones enjoys spending leisure time with family, especially his two sons, camping, fishing, coaching and volunteering. He reports to James Roland, CCE’s senior director. You can send a welcome message to Jones at email@example.com.
Bethany Miller joins Office of Respect
Serving as counselor/advocate in the Office of Respect, Bethany Miller (they/them), LCSW, provides comprehensive survivor response services to students who have experienced sexual violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and/or relationship violence. They served previously as counselor/advocate at Wake Forest University and earlier as court advocate in a domestic violence court
in St. Louis County, Mo. Miller is a licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina, with a master’s degree in social work from Washington University and bachelor’s in history and psychology from Wake Forest. Hailing from Boone, N.C., in the Appalachian Mountains, Miller enjoys being outdoors, especially kayaking, hiking, gardening, wrestling their dogs, and coaching their kid’s sports. In August, they moved to metro Atlanta with their partner and 8-year-old daughter. Miller reports to Emily Palmieri, PhD, director of the Office of Respect. You can send Bethany a welcome message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taylor Bischoff moves on to Georgia Tech
Beginning her Emory journey as a Residence Life coordinator at Oxford College in 2019, Taylor Bischoff arrived on the Atlanta campus in 2021 as complex director of Turman and Hamilton Holmes Halls. In the years since, she has made many lasting contributions to Residence Life, Campus Life and the entire university
community, at the same time fostering a warm and vibrant Emory experience for her student staff and residents. As student staff development coordinator, Bischoff helped create the “Choose Your Own Adventure” winter training model. As First Year Experience coordinator, she helped build partnerships with Orientation, Advising, and New Student Programs. Bischoff managed Songfest in 2022 and 2023 and taught ECS 101 for two years. Now, she is embarking on a new chapter in her career – as assistant director of the Women’s Resource Center at Georgia Tech. Her last day with Emory was August 25.
Finance Services' Shaquan Jenkins promoted
The new business manager for Student Governance Services (SGS) is Shaquan Jenkins (she/her). After joining Emory in 2018, Jenkins accepted a position with Campus Life's Financial Service Center team in 2019 as an SGS accountant. In her new role, she will take on the day-to-day responsibilities of managing SGS, including strategic planning, streamlining and
improving department processes, and supervising four new accountants and student staff. Jenkins' many contributions to support Emory students include assisting in the migration from paper to online/digital submissions for all student organization financial transactions and processing hundreds of reimbursements and payment requests on their behalf. Jenkins reports to VonYetta Hunter, associate director of SGS. You can congratulate Shaquan at email@example.com.
Meet Emory's Class of 2027
From hometowns near and far, students responded “yes” to Emory College of Arts and Sciences and Oxford College. Selected from an applicant pool of 33,534 students, 1,955 made Emory their new home, with move-in for the Class of 2027 starting as early as Aug. 14 in preparation for classes starting August 23.
Photos: Incoming students compete in the 2023 Oxford Olympics
Split into eight teams made up of the 25 orientation groups, the first-year students compete for glory in various games and activities. This year’s champions were the Red team and the Orange team was runner-up. The Most Spirited award went to the Hot Pink team.
Kicking off the fall athletics season with College Colors Day and Gold Rush Tailgate, September 1-2
Each year on the Friday before Labor Day, college fans across the U.S. show their spirit and school pride by celebrating College Colors Day. All members of the Emory community – students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends — are encouraged to wear their blue and gold on Friday. Then, join us for the Gold Rush Tailgate!
- On September 1, the Atlanta Queso Truck will serve food at 6 p.m. prior to the games. Volleyball will take on Centre in the WoodPec Arena at 7 p.m. Women's Soccer will take on Piedmont at 7:30 p.m. The first 100 students will receive Gold Rush T-shirts.
On September 2, Emory Men's Soccer will play Washington and Lee at 5 p.m. The first 100 students will receive Gold Rush T-shirts. The first 50 students will receive free Chick-fil-A sandwiches.
All students and other fans are encouraged to wear gold. Read more to learn how you can participate.
Be Loud! Be Proud! Go Eagles! Fly Higher! See you there!
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