Program Ideas

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Passive Program: (Bathroom stalls)

Description: In each bathroom stall, I put a up a piece of paper with a different question. The girls got to answer the question and comment on other’s answers.

Instructions/Things Needed: a good size piece of paper, a pencil, a string to tie the pencil in place with, tape, and questions.

Other Considerations: […]

By |March 5th, 2015|Categories: Passive Programs, Reviewed, Social/Community Building||0 Comments

Bored Board

Name: Alex B
School: Colorado State University

Description:

This is a simple program. Just print out a list of things to do around
your campus. Many people get bored because they don’t know what’s around them. Here is my list;

Running
Jogging
Bowling
Walking
Hiking
Rock climbing
Reading
Water-skiing
Jet skiing
Scuba
Tubing
Kayaking
Canoeing
White water rafting
Tree climbing
Bird watching
Badminton
Tennis
Golf
Baseball
Basketball
Cricket
Rollerblading
Roller Hockey
Fencing
Karate
Judo
Tai Chi
Aerobics
Hop Scotch
Tetherball
Parachuting
Driving
Sight seeing
Boulder hopping
Climb Horsetooth Rock
Tag
Frisbee Golf
Frisbee Football
Frisbee
Card games
Sun tan
Listen to a […]

By |March 5th, 2015|Categories: Bulletin Boards, Passive Programs, Reviewed|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Poetry Reading

Description:

We invited residents to come to our lounge to read poetry: theirs or just poems they felt connected to. Poetry is such a great way to express yourself, and you don’t even have to be a poet to enjoy it! So all our residents had a fab time. We turned off the lights in […]

By |March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Program Ideas, Reviewed, Social/Community Building||0 Comments

Gutter Splits

Here at Appalachian State University we do this thing called “Gutter Splits” where you get a gutter from the hardware store and line it with tin foil. Then you fill it up with ice cream, bananas, chocoloate syrup, whipped cream, nuts…whatever you want…and then each resident gets a spoon and digs in! It’s an […]

By |March 2nd, 2015|Categories: Program Ideas, Reviewed, Social/Community Building|Tags: , |0 Comments

Beach Scene Party

Description:

We threw a beach party for residents as part of a “beating the winter blues” theme week. We had beach type music, food including tropical fruits, mocktails (nonalcoholic mixed drinks), and hot dogs cooked in the fireplace. There was also a costume contest for the best dressed for the Carribean. Another contest to consider […]

By |February 28th, 2015|Categories: Reviewed, Social/Community Building|Tags: |0 Comments

Standing on the other side of the fence

Description:

***WARNING***
This is a VERY high risk program for many people. Make sure the facilitator is willing and able to handle mixed and sometimes angry reactions! When Kevin and I facilitated “Standing on the Other Side of the Fence,” it was originally an interactive program about GLBT individuals and the problems they face every day, […]

By |February 28th, 2015|Categories: Diversity, Presentations, Reviewed||1 Comment

Frustration Piñata

Description:

As finals period was approaching, I listed all the ‘pet peeves’ that my residents had at that time on index cards. These annoyances ranged from University Parking Fines to a dreaded required writing course: Expository writing. I also had residents, ahead of time, list their own personal annoyance on index card. I then taped […]

By |February 27th, 2015|Categories: Academic Success, Reviewed|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Do it in the sand

Name: Nicole
School: Southwest Missouri State University

Description:

Do it in the Sand was a program used to promote recycling while having lots of fun. Students put colored sand into glass or plastic bottles to form some sort of sand creation. After the sand was put into the bottles, the students decorated the bottles with fuzzy balls, […]

By |February 27th, 2015|Categories: Reviewed, Social/Community Building|Tags: , |1 Comment

World’s Largest Crossword

World’s Largest Crossword Puzzle
Social

Description:

This is simple, make a huge crossword with the names of all of the residents in the hall. Place it in the lobby with markers attatched.Name: Hill
School: University of Wyoming

By |February 27th, 2015|Categories: Bulletin Boards, Passive Programs, Reviewed||0 Comments

Beauty Care – Makeovers!

Description:

A representative from Mary Kay (a janitor of an area dormatory) is coming to show the residents the importance of make up and the ways to apply and the reason that each one works. She is given questionnaires about the skin types of the residents. Then she brings the appropriate materials. Nothing needs to […]

By |February 27th, 2015|Categories: Program Ideas, Reviewed, Social/Community Building||1 Comment