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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:

Fall Semester 2017

Spring Semester 2017

Fall Semester 2016

Spring Semester 2016

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: Fall Semester 2017

Please review the following Safe Zones materials:

San Diego Area Organizations

Definitions

Resources

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

Student ID Card 

Please stop by I-120 (Student Center) for your identification card. You can pick up your cards Monday- Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. 

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).

 Fall Semester Student Events 

August 2017

Welcome Week: Coffee and Donuts at the Student Center Quad

August 21, 2017

8:30 to 10:30 AM at the Student Center Quad

Welcome Week: How to Become Involved

August 21, 2017

2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Student Center Quad

Welcome Week: Coffee and Donuts

August 22, 2017

8:30 to 10:30 AM at the Student Center Quad

Welcome Week: Wii U & Snow Cones

August 22, 2017

11:00 AM to Noon at the Student Center, 1st Floor

Welcome Week: Free Food Giveaway

August 23, 2017

4:00 to 5:00 PM at the Student Center Quad

Welcome Week: Student Involvement Fair

August 23, 2017

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Grand Lawn

Welcome Week: Free Food Giveaway

August 24, 2017

4:00 to 5:00 PM at the Student Center Quad

Welcome Week: Student-Faculty BBQ Mixer

August 25, 2017

12:00 to 1:00 PM at the Student Center Quad (Outside the “H” Building)

College Hour: Chaldean Culture and Traditions

August 28, 2017

2:00 to 3:00 PM at the Grand Lawn

September 2017

Success in STEM Event       

September 12, 2017

2:00 to 3:30 pm at the H Building

College Hour: Latino Heritage Celebration

September 14, 2017

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Grand Lawn

Diversity Dialogue Workshop: Developing a Positive Multicultural Orientation toward Diversity

September 14, 2017

2:00 to 3:00 PM at the Student Center, I-207

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Diversity Dialogue Workshop: Diversity & Social Justice

September 18, 2017

1:00 to 2:00 PM at the Student Center, I-207

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Diversity Dialogue Workshop: Teaching Tolerance- Supporting Students from Immigrant Families and Undocumented Students

September 19, 2017

1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Student Center, I-207

Diversity Dialogue Workshop: The Border Corrido: Music of Resistance

September 26, 2017

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Student Center, I-207

October 2017

Technical Reading Skills for STEM Workshop

October 10, 2017

1:00 to 2:00 pm at the H Building

Diversity Dialogue Workshop: Learning about Filipino Culture & Traditions

October 12, 2017

1:00 to 2:00 PM at the Student Center, I-207

Diversity Dialogue Workshop: Aversive Racism and Microaggressions

October 19, 2017

2:00 to 3:00 PM at the Student Center, I-207

Mole Day Celebration

October 23, 2017

Noon to 1:30 PM at the H Building

College Hour: Disabilities Awareness College Hour

October 25, 2017

Noon to 1:00 PM at the Cuyamaca Gym

Diversity Dialogue Workshop: ­­­­­­­­­­­ Understanding your Cultural Identity

October 25, 2017

12:30 to 1:30 PM at the Student Center, I-207

Diversity Dialogue Workshop: Breaking Barriers to Build Bridges- A Mental Health Initiative

October 30, 2017

2:30 to 3:30 PM at the Student Center, I-207

November 2017

STEM Student Alumni Panel Discussion   

November 16, 2017

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the H Building

Diversity Dialogue Workshop:  Developing Cultural Humility

November 16, 2017

2:00 to 3:00 PM at the Student Center, I-207

College Hour: Native American Heritage

November 21, 2017

1:00 to 2:00 PM at the Grand Lawn

Last Updated: 08/18/2017

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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