Activities and Choices on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Nights
Building upon a successful partnership, throughout the 2012-2013 academic year, Alice! Health Promotion and Residential Programs will continue to encourage RAs and CAs to offer student-initiated events and activities which serve as healthy options to the party scene and promote smart, safe and responsible social interaction and behavior on and around the Columbia campus. Primary consideration will be given to proposals that are designed to best support this mission.
- Sponsored by RAs and/or CAs (collaboration is encouraged, but not necessary)
- Social, recreational, or entertainment-based
- Held on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday nights
- Planned for and advertised to building and/or area (individual floor proposals will not be considered)
- Scheduled to begin at 9:00pm or after
- Activities and choices do not promote or involve alcohol or other drug use or unsafe/unhealthy activities
- Activities that are structured to promote interaction, engagement and investment to attend the entire program are highly preferred (i.e.- an Open Mic Night; a Bike Tour to the Brooklyn bridge). The program ideally will serve to hold interest over a period of time versus serving as a "stop-by" prior to heading out for the evening.
- Events must be accessible to students with disabilities
- All proposals must be submit a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program date.
We encourage staff to think critically about social, recreational, or entertainment-based options that Columbia students would like to attend on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings aside from the party scene. Currently, few programming options are offered for Columbia students to come together on these evenings in the late night hours. Think creatively and prepare to share what is needed to plan and implement this program. While some portion of the funding can be spent on food, please think creatively and consider additional incentives to motivate attendance, props, games, supplies, etc. Most events are funded within a $200 range. A detailed budget will need to be kept in order to track actual expenditures.