Breaking Barriers 2015-2017

Breaking Barriers 2015-2017

Campus Theme 2015-2017 Breaking BarriersCampus Theme 2015-2017 Breaking Barriers

Exploring Key Issues

One of Utica College's most enjoyable traditions is the "Campus Theme," a year-long opportunity for all members of the College community to explore issues of great social importance from a variety of viewpoints. Events sponsored by other campus organizations, offices, or programs may all participate in and be recognized for "theme related" activities. The theme committee reviews proposals for theme sponsored events and contributes, as approved, to the funding of events that foster the campus theme. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in and suggest:
  • Public events, including presentations by nationally recognized public figures
  • Classroom discussions
  • All-College forums

Campus Theme 2015-17: Breaking Barriers

The Campus Theme for the academic years 2015-16 and 2016-17 is Breaking Barriers. The theme of 'Breaking Barriers' is multidimensional. In life there are constant obstacles that one will encounter and success depends on one’s ability to overcome them. UC students are encouraged to break down these barriers, allowing them to obtain success and move on to the next challenge in life. It is important that UC students do not feel as though they cannot overcome these challenges, instead they are encouraged to be the ones that are breaking barriers. Not only is this theme about individual perseverance and successes but it is also about interaction among our student population, particularly by improving the understanding and communication between people who have different opinions. UC and its student population are Breaking Barriers!

The Campus Theme Committee welcomes your ideas, and your energy. We are eager to support your programs as they bring a new understanding of what drives change both now and in the future.

Funding Evidence
       My name is George Archundia, and I am the current President of the Utica College Gay/Straight Alliance, and I wanted to personally thank you for the funding that was provided to us from the Campus Theme Committee for our 4th Annual Drag Show.
       We had such a successful event, and it has a lot to do with the support given from your committee. We were very happy to break barriers, by providing a fun, educational and safe event for the students, faculty, and staff here at Utica College.
       Again, thank you, we truly do appreciate it. (Spring, 2017)

Campus Theme Breaking Barriers Faculty/Staff/Student Table Tennis Tournament, Spring 2017
Campus Theme Breaking Barriers Faculty/Staff/Student Table Tennis Tournament, Spring 2017

SuggestionsIf you have ideas for a Campus Theme
or if you represent a student or other campus organization and wish to request funding for a campus theme event, use our convenient online suggestion form.

Contact Us

Christopher M. Tingley, D.B.A.

Christopher M. Tingley, D.B.A.

Chair, Campus Theme Committee
(315) 792-4405

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