Student Engagement Project

Kerrys Blueprint addresses the issues of campus community and commuter-student participation at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Roughly 85% of UIC students commute, and many students see campus purely as a place for courseworknot for becoming involved in student organizations, volunteer work, or activism. Her vision for the University of Illinois at Chicago is an engaged student body that seeks to create an active, social justice minded campus and to be an ally in solving the issues that affect the city of Chicago. The implementation of her Blueprint includes working toward the following goals: to engage commuter students and create a sense of community; to foster a sense of activism and social justice across campus; and to facilitate leadership training in order to provide student leaders with the tools they need to sustain this movement.

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