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Students Promote Social Responsibility

National Student Day, set for Oct. 6, will celebrate community service completed in September.
SDSU students volunteer their time to the community as part of Associated Students' Good Neighbor Program. Photo courtesy of Associated Students
SDSU students volunteer their time to the community as part of Associated Students' Good Neighbor Program. Photo courtesy of Associated Students

Students who participate in community service activities during the month of September will be rewarded with more than just the knowledge that they’ve helped their fellow man.

To commemorate the first annual National Student Day, individuals and groups can earn credit for community service hours completed and win prizes for the most popular socially responsible idea and example of volunteerism.

“National Student Day is important in that it marks the campuswide collaboration between Student Affairs, Associated Students and Aztec Shops,” said Rob O’Keefe, Associated Students vice president of finance.

“These three auxiliaries have been responsible for putting together a program that revolves around National Student Day during our homecoming week.”

Event at the SDSU Bookstore

On Oct. 6, the SDSU Bookstore will host an event celebrating National Student Day. After the homecoming parade, students will be invited to the SDSU Bookstore where there will be music, food and drink, and students will receive a free tote bag made of 100 percent recycled material.

“Associated Students and Student Life and Leadership have put so much into this great new day,” said Todd Summer, director of campus stores. “It has been a wonderful experience working with them to organize and facilitate a day that champions students and student commitment to social responsibility.”

How it works

Students can register at Student Life and Leadership and pick up their National Student Day green wristbands that are required to participate in the SDSU Bookstore event, taking place 1-3 p.m. Students who write a story and submit to www.nationalstudentday.com can get their wrist bands at the bookstore the day of the event.

Student Life and Leadership will track volunteer hours, and winners will be announced at the event at 1:45 p.m. Awards will be given for individual stories, individual service and group service.

The Oct. 6 event also includes an Alta Gracia discussion about paying workers a living wage and complimentary MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam lip applications.

Prizes and Awards

Individual Awards for Stories:

  • First place: Free textbooks for one semester (required textbooks only)
  • Second place: $100 in MAC Cosmetics or $100 in Alta Gracia Clothing
  • Honorable mention: Autographed Copies of TOMS Shoes Founder Blake Mycoskie's Book, "Start Something that Matters" (5 winners)

Individual Awards for Service (as registered at Student Life and Leadership):

  • First place: Free textbooks for one semester (required textbooks only)
  • Second place: $100 in MAC Cosmetics or $100 in Alta Gracia Clothing
  • Honorable mention: Autographed Copies of TOMS Shoes Founder Blake Mycoskie's Book, "Start Something that Matters" (5 winners)

Group Awards for Service:

  • First Prize: $1,000 SDSU Bookstore Gift Card
  • Second Prize: $250 SDSU Bookstore Gift Card
  • Third Prize: $100 SDSU Bookstore Gift Card
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