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Dr. Lauren Vaknin
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Email: lauren.vaknin@gcccd.edu
Office Hours: 8:00 - 5:00 Mon - Fri
Phone: 619-660-4295

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Student Affairs

The Student Affairs Office at Cuyamaca College is the one-stop area for student engagement opportunities offering you numerous ways to become involved on campus. For example, the Student Affairs Office has all of the contact information, making it easier for you to become involved.

By taking an active role on campus, you will not only meet new students and enhance your college experiences, but you will also augment your leadership skills. Take advantage of the wide array of available opportunities - participate in student organizations, serve on committees, run for elected office, plan a campus event, and/or participate in leadership development training programs. You have the ability to shape your own college experience, and the Student Affairs Office will provide you with the tools you need to succeed.



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Diversity Dialogues

Purpose: These workshops, which will be offered on a regular basis, will focus on a variety of diversity awareness and social justice topics. Students will receive a stamp for every workshop they attend-students, who have completed a minimum of three workshops during the Fall and Spring Semesters, will earn a "Diversity & Leadership" certificate and will be recognized for their efforts at the Student Leaders Reception in May.

Cross Cultural Center:

Cross Cultural Center

Workshop Schedules:

Spring Semester 2017

Fall Semester 2016

Spring Semester 2016

Fall Semester 2015

Spring Semester 2015
Fall Semester 2014

Spring Semester 2014
Fall Semester 2013
 

SAFE ZONES

Safe Zones Training
                

The Safe Zones training program is an ally training that brings awareness of LGBTQIA issues and provides insight on improving campus climate. During this session, the presenters will provide a three-hour training, at the end of which, participants will have the opportunity to become allies. Finally, the training activities, discussion topics, and resources can be adapted in your classroom or student organization.

Next training: April 14, 2017

I-208 and I-209, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Please review the following Safe Zones materials:

San Diego Area Organizations

Definitions

Resources

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Ask-Me-What-LGBTQ-Students/232797/

Leadership Development Opportunities

Emerging Leaders Program

The goal of Cuyamaca's emerging leadership program is to offer opportunities for students to further develop and expand their leadership skills and knowledge, preparing them to serve in future leadership roles both on campus and in the community.

If you're interested in joining the Emerging Leaders Program, contact Lauren.Vaknin@gcccd.edu. For more information click on this link.

Academic Integrity Workshops

Students will be informed about academic integrity while participating in an interactive discussion regarding the Student Code of Conduct. This workshop will be a great educational opportunity to learn about the academic integrity policies and how to avoid potential misconduct issues in the future.

Individual student workshops are available. Please contact Lauren Vaknin at (619) 660-4612 or Lauren.Vaknin@gcccd.edu to schedule a session.

CONTEMPLATION ROOM: Students can use the contemplation room, which is located at the Health & Wellness Center (I-134).

Student Events

Spring Semester 2017

Welcome Week: Coffee & Donuts

January 30, 2017

8:30 to 10:30 AM

Student Center Quad

Welcome Week: Get the Scoop: How to Become Involved

January 30, 2017

2:00 to 4:00 PM

1st Floor, Student Center

Welcome Week: Student Organization Mixer

January 31, 2017

2:00 to 4:00 PM 

Cross Cultural Center, I-128

Welcome Week: Pan & Hot Chocolate

January 31, 2017

4:00 to 5:00 PM

Student Center Quad

Welcome Week: Student Involvement Fair 

February 1, 2017

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM 

Grand Lawn

Welcome Week: Cross Cultural Center Open House

February 2, 2017

1:30 to 3:30 PM

Cross Cultural Center, I-128

Welcome Week: Cross Cultural Center Open House

February 2, 2017

5:00 to 7:00 PM 

Cross Cultural Center, I-128

Welcome Week: Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

February 3, 2017

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 

Student Center, I-207

Welcome Week: Lunch and a Student Government Meeting

February 3, 2017

12:30 to 1:30 PM

Student Center, I-124

Diversity Dialogue: The Mass Incarceration of African-American Males

February 8, 2017

11:00 AM to Noon

Student Center, I-207

Diversity Dialogue: Reaching Out to Succeed

February 27, 2017

10:00 to 11:00 AM

Student Center, I-207

Diversity Dialogue: Overcoming Conflict and Finding Solutions with Peers

March 9, 2017

3:30 to 4:30 PM

Student Center, I-207

Diversity Dialogue: Social Justice Institute 

March 24, 2017

10:00 AM to Noon

Student Center, I-208 & I-209

Diversity Dialogue: Social Empathy Model- A Path Towards Social Justice

April 6, 2017

10:30 to 11:30 AM

Student Center, I-207

Diversity Dialogue: Safe Zones Training

April 14, 2017

1:00 to 4:00 PM

(Double Credit Event)

Student Center, I-208 & I-209

Diversity Dialogue: What You Say Matters

May 1, 2017

2:00 to 3:00 PM

Student Center, I-208

 

For more information, please visit the Student Affairs Office at I-120.

Last Updated: 06/27/2017

Contact

Dr. Lauren Vaknin
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Email: lauren.vaknin@gcccd.edu
Office Hours: 8:00 - 5:00 Mon - Fri
Phone: 619-660-4295

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