The Dean of Students' Office and the Student Coordinating Committee (SCC) work together to promote self-care and community. Below is a sampling of free programs taking place this year.
William James College offers a number of student-led organizations. Organizations are open to all students.
For those of you who do not know, the month of June is nationally designated as Pride month in memory of a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in NYC in late June 1969. This raid set off a series of protests and riots advocating for LGBT rights, and is considered the impetus for the current LGBT rights movement. (There's lots of pretty good info about the history of Gay Pride on Wikipedia.)
There are many Pride events to attend in Boston, you can check them out on www.bostonpride.org. All are welcome to all events - you don't have to identify as LGB T to have fun at Pride events or to recognize Pride as an important part of engendering equality in our society.
The SCC is comprised of two co-chairs, class representatives, and student representatives to various administrative and school committees that work to represent the voice of the entire student body. The Student Coordinating Committee acts as a vital link in the flow of communication between all the various constituencies within the school. Students serving on the SCC are an integral part of the majority of faculty and administrative committees that exist in the school. Students are provided a voice in much of the decision-making that occurs at William James College and are afforded the opportunity to represent the interest of their peers throughout our community.
The SCC provides a great opportunity to become acquainted with the MSSP community. Becoming involved helps to maintain the consideration of students’ perspectives and needs as well as assuring a sense of community among the students, faculty, and administration. The SCC is also working to establish more student-led groups and to aid in planning additional educational and social activities.
In the meantime, we'd like to introduce you to MyCampus and its various components. On MyCampus you will find access to library information, department documents (registrar, financial aid etc.), and the SCC homepage. There is also a "Student Marketplace" located on MyCampus, where you can list things you'd like to sell (books, furniture, etc), jobs wanted/available, housing and roommate requests, and much more. It’s like William James College’s version of “Craigslist.” This is a great way to become familiar with some of the other things that our community has to offer.