Division of Student Affairs
August 2017
Upcoming USD Events:

OLÉ! Weekend
Sept. 1-5

Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 4

Sept. 6-14
Full schedule

Fall Convocation
Sept. 8 @ 3:30pm
KIPJ Garden of the Sea

Alcalá Bazaar
Sept. 12 @ 11:30am
Torero Way

Mass of the Holy Spirit
Sept. 14 @ 12:15pm
Immaculata Church

Student Org Conference
Sept. 15 @ 3pm
Hahn UC Forums

Kumeyaay Garden Dedication
Sept. 22 @ 3pm
Plaza Mayor

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CHR@USD Events:

Employee Bingo
Sept. 13 @ 12pm
Salomon Hall

Being Well @ USD: Food and Mood
Sept. 21 @ 12pm
DAC 112/113

Football Tailgate
Sept. 23 @ 12:30pm
Torero Stadium

Benefits 101
Sept. 28 @ 1pm
Maher Hall, rm 114

Benefits Health Fair
Oct. 19
More info TBA

Daily Group Walks
Meet in front of the Immaculata

Employee Fitness Classes
Click here

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Message from Vice President Carmen Vazquez

Dear Student Affairs,

As we begin to welcome back our students for the upcoming academic year, I wanted to thank you for all of your wonderful work this summer. With the substantial feedback we received from conducting the Huron study, I am certain that our division will continue to evolve into an organization that truly reflects our mission, which is to "create an inclusive, educational environment which motivates and supports student learning and personal development, serves the University community, and inspires students to make a positive contribution to society." I look forward to the many exciting opportunities that the new year will bring and I hope it will continue to inspire us to work towards becoming the best versions of ourselves. 

Many thanks to everyone working to make this Ole Weekend a welcoming and exciting weekend for our newest students!

Go Toreros!

Alcalá Bazaar

Join us for the annual Alcalá Bazaar on September 12 at 11:30am on Torero Way! Please encourage all students to learn about involvement at USD by attending this wonderful event!

Clubs and departments can register here. The deadline to register is 9/8 at 12pm. Please contact usdalcalabazaar@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Rainbow Educator Training

The Rainbow Educator program is now accepting training requests from the USD community. The purpose of the RE program is to build awareness, educate, and engage the USD community around identities such as sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity, and class, while promoting inclusion and visibility of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities. Rainbow Educators are committed to holding themselves and others accountable for working against all forms of oppression.

Rainbow Educator presentations are open to the entire USD community and are great additions to course content, trainings, and professional development. Please see the workshop options below and submit an online request by clicking on “Workshop Request.”

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Administrators Serving on Critical Issues Hearing Boards

The Critical Issues Board (CIB) is made up of one faculty member, one administrator and one student all of whom are trained to hear allegations of violations of the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities.

The CIB hears allegations that have the possibility of resulting in suspension or expulsion. Please note that, although the CIB does sometimes suspend or even expel, the focus is on student learning and community safety. We currently have a pool of nine administrators and we are hoping to extend our pool to 12. We have seen an increase in hearings over the past year which is why we are hoping to add to our number of trained hearing board members.

The time commitment is as follows: 

  • A one-time 6-hour Saturday training (Saturday, September 30; 9am-3pm and will be with the new student members)
  • A one-time 3-hour training to sit on hearing boards that review allegations of Sexual Misconduct (October 13; 9am-noon OR 1-4pm)
    In the following years (should they continue to serve) - annual 90 minute (either dead hours or Friday afternoon) training update including annual compliance requirement for hearing sexual misconduct cases
  • One to two hearing boards a semester (each hearing- including preparation time- takes between 2-5 hours)

Therefore, the first semester is about a 12-18 hour commitment and each semester after that is about an 5-10 hour commitment. To schedule your participation in a hearing, we send out an email request with the date and time and you only need to say yes if that time works for you.

Please contact Marie Minnick for more information.

Auxiliary Services OLÉ! Weekend Schedule Announced

View the Auxiliary Services OLÉ! Weekend newsletter for hours and services available September 1-5.

New this year: Aromas will be open and Bed, Bath & Beyond Pop-Up shop will return! The newsletter and more information regarding Auxiliary Services for students are available via our Student Resource page.

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USD Fit Schedule Announced

Fall 2017 USD FIT Employee GroupEx classes begin September 6. Expert instructors provide a wide range of fitness classes in convenient campus locations. Semester membership provides access to weekly classes offered M-F 12-7pm. Come as often as your schedule permits.

Benefits-based employees are eligible for free membership this fall. We hope you'll try these weekly opportunities to increase your well-being. For more information including schedule and registration, please visit USD FIT Employee GroupEx.
Personal Training specials will also be offered until September 24. Our nationally certified Personal Trainers design programs tailored to individual needs. For training package options and registration, please visit the USD FIT Personal Training webpage.

Healthy Masculinities Summit

Thank you to all who were able to attend the Healthy Masculinities Summit in early August! We will continue to explore the topic throughout the year. Be on the lookout for additional opportunities to engage with colleagues around supporting our male-identified students.

A Good Read
"It is very difficult to resist a pressure you cannot name. Every approach to educating men should begin with teaching them about masculinity." -Chris Kilmartin, "Men's Health & Mental Health on College Campuses".

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Josh Coyne Recognized by Trevor Project

Congratulations to Josh Coyne who was recently recognized as the Trevor Project's 2017 Spirit of Stonewall Award- Community Service! The Spirit of Stonewall honors "an individual or couple who is recognized as an up-and-coming leader within the community or whose contribution to the community in the past year was of particular significance." For the full article, find the link below.

Congratulations, Josh!

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Tech and Comm Corner

Just a digital marketing reminder for the beginning of the academic year:

  • If you would like to post any flyers or videos on the Hahn UC/SLP Digital Displays, visit sandiego.edu/ucslpdisplays
  • If you would like to post a flyer on any USD websites, please visit MyPostings at sandiego.edu/mypostings
  • If there are any new additions or recent departures from your staff, please send those updates along with email addresses to Kenny Eng to have the SA List Serv and website directories updated for the upcoming year!


Shout-out to the CSS and SLIC team for all of the help in planning the Discover San Diego Dinner events for our newest Toreros!
-Mandy Womack and Josh Coyne

Shout-out to Sean Horrigan for a wonderful remodel of the UC bathrooms!
-From everyone!

Shout-out to Erin Lovette-Colyer, the planning team, and Amanda Luckett for coordinating the Healthy Masculinities Summit!
-Cynthia Avery

Shout-out to Tierney Harrison and the Residential Life Training Committee for planning a comprehensive educational experience for our RAs.
-Scott Thomas

Want to recognize a colleague for their great work or general awesomeness? Submit a Shout-Out to Kenny Eng at keng@sandiego.edu for the next Student Affairs Newsletter

Please send any news or events for the upcoming month to Kenny Eng