NJCU’s First Generation Week

November 8-12

"Positive Persistence in Education"
Sunday, November 8, 2020

Social Media Campaign
NJCU First Gen faculty, staff and students will be featured across all social media platforms. We encourage the campus community to use #WeAre1stGenNJCU on posts during this week to help build awareness of the inspiring stories of our First Gen community!

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NJCU Feud: First Gen Edition
Monday, November 9 at 2:00-3:00 pm

Let’s have some fun with a “Gothic Game Knight” where a team of First Gen faculty/staff will face off against a team of students to see who can best guess the survey responses of our NJCU student population.

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Investing in My Future: Family Financial Aid Night
Tuesday, November 10 at 6:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Robert Macauley, Director of Financial Aid

Mr. Macauley will assist students and their families in navigating the daunting financial aid process by providing tips to understanding the FAFSA and verification process. He will also share ways to maximize financial resources.

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Breaking Barriers through Human Connection #ACHE
Wednesday, November 11 at 2-3:30pm
Guest Speaker: Maryann Diaz, LMSW

Utilizing Hip Hop music and the Social Emotional Learning Framework, Ms. Diaz will introduce four leadership qualities: Accountability, Courage, Humility, and Empowerment (ACHE) needed to effectively navigate unfamiliar systems. The workshop will focus on the importance of acknowledging trauma and reinforcing power in resilience, addressing opportunity gaps and the challenges behind college readiness, promoting diversity and inclusion, acknowledging implicit bias, anti-racism and minimizing oppression, and the abilities young scholars have in effecting change to dismantle generational and systematic barriers.

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Alumni Networking Event
Thursday, November 12 at 6pm

First-generation students and alumni will engage in an honest conversation about the challenges associated when being the first in one’s family to embark on new journeys such as higher education. Alumni will provide students with support and insight into what they learned through the process. This is a collaborative initiative brought to you by the members of the First Gen Planning Committee and the following campus entities:

ASCEND, Council on Hispanic Affairs, Donor and Alumni Engagement, Housing & Residence Life, Office of Financial Aid, Opportunity Scholarship Program, Pre-College Programs, Speicher-Rubin Women’s Center, Student Government Association, The Center for Leadership & Engagement, and TRiO Learning Community.

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Student Event Listings

In addition to the selection student events listed here, please visit the main University Events Calendar for more campus activities.


 

October
Event  Description Date Platform Time

Pride Time: Beyond the Sticker

To strengthen LGBTQIA+ allyship through conversation and education

10/6

Zoom
more info

12pm-1pm

Community Hour: Domestic Violence Prevention in a COVID World

To learn how we can stop the violence and give survivors the support they need with special guest from Women Rising

10/8 Zoom
more info
2pm-3pm

Pride Time: Beyond the Sticker

To strengthen LGBTQIA+ allyship through conversation and education

10/20 Zoom
more info
12pm-1pm

Gothic Knight Ally Safe Zone Training

 To learn how to creative a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for members of LGBTQIA+ community 

10/30 Zoom
more info
1pm

Past Events

SEPTEMBER
Event  Description Date Platform Time
Movie Night & Kahoot

Movie showing via zoom with a game of kahoot about the movie afterwards
Sponsored by the Student Activities Board

9/1 ZOOM 6:00pm
"Follow the Money" Scavenger Hunt Scavenger hunt that includes campus resources
Sponsored by the Student Activities Board
9/2 ZOOM 6:30pm-7:30pm
Knights Assemble An event of ice breakers to get students to connect and get to know one another in a virtual platform
Sponsored by the Student Activities Board
9/3 ZOOM 6:00pm
NJCU Takeover with DJ Zeke NJCU Live Takeover with a DJ
Sponsored by the Student Activities Board
9/4 INSTAGRAM LIVE 5:00pm
Nights of Challenges Similar to Knights Assemble but instead of ice breakers it's a bunch of games for teams to compete in.
Sponsored by the Student Activities Board
9/8 ZOOM 6:00pm
Pride Time: Beyond the Sticker

Strengthening LGBTQIA+ allyship through conversation and education
Sponsored by CTR for Equity and Diversity

9/8 ZOOM 12pm-1pm
Scavenger Hunt Similar to the other Scavenger hunt
Sponsored by the Student Activities Board
9/9 TBA TBA

State of the Black Student Leader

Join this conversation about the impact of Black student leadership at NJCU. Also take this opportunity to learn more about restarting the Black Freedom Society student organization on campus.
Sponsored by the CLE

9/10 ZOOM 4:00pm
Wild Weekend (North America) Virtual Trip touring North America. Day 1 is informational Day 2 is exploring and adventuring
Sponsored by the Student Activities Board
9/11, 12 ZOOM TBA

Groceries for Seniors

Help distribute and deliver groceries for local seniors
Sponsored by the CLE
9/12
9/19
9/26
More Information 12pm

Open Mic Night

Poets, singers, rappers, and more! Bring your skills for this night of talent
Sponsored by the CLE

9/15 ZOOM 7:00pm

NJCU Leadership Honor Society Kickoff Orientation

Come find out about the new look leadership program. This is your chance to sign up and get the leadership skills needed to succeed and a lot more opportunities
Sponsored by the CLE

9/16 ZOOM 2pm-4pm

Conquering Your Fears

Facing fears such as Rollercoasters, sky diving, and etc
Sponsored by the Student Activities Board

9/16 ZOOM

6pm-7:30pm

Community Hour: The Hustle: Organizing School, Life and Activism with IFC Founder Summer Reyes Helping help students tackle school and social injustices
Sponsored by CTR for Equity and Diversity
9/17 ZOOM 2pm-3pm
Time Management and Getting Through College Presentation on how to get through college and how to manage your time
Sponsored by the Student Activities Board
9/17 INSTAGRAM LIVE 5pm-6pm
HouseParty App House Party app has games to be played while being able to see the other players as if you are on facetime
Sponsored by the Student Activities Board
9/18 HOUSEPARTY 3pm-4pm
Pride Time: Beyond the Sticker Strengthening LGBTQIA+ allyship through conversation and education
Sponsored by CTR for Equity and Diversity
9/22 ZOOM 12pm-1pm
Cards for Health Care Workers Sending Physical or virtual cards to health care workers as a thank you. Possibly have a drop off box in GSUB 9/22 TBA ALL DAY

How to Effectively Respond

A major part of communication the response. The way you respond to an email or a request can determine what the following steps will be taken towards achieving success. Learn about tone, language and the written response.
Sponsored by the CLE

9/23 ZOOM 2:00pm
Talent Show Talent Show via IG
Sponsored by the Student Activities Board
9/23 INSTAGRAM TBA
Wild Weekend (Africa) Virtual Trip touring Africa. Day 1 is informational Day 2 is exploring and adventuring
Sponsored by the Student Activities Board
9/25, 26 ZOOM TBA
Community Hour: How To Be An Anti-Racist Discussion Courageous conversation centering Ibram X. Kendi’s NY Times Bestseller
Sponsored by CTR for Equity and Diversity
9/25 ZOOM 12pm
Virtual Museum Trip VisIting a museum virtually
Sponsored by the Student Activities Board
TBA TBA TBA
Why Kamala Harris Matters? Relevant talk with UCONN’s Professor Manisha Sinha
Sponsored by CTR for Equity and Diversity
9/30 ZOOM
more info
2pm