This semester, the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement is partnering with the Office of Residential Life and Housing to offer multiple grants to undergraduate students and organizations who are interested in hosting events on campus for students. The grants are sponsored by Dean Brad Williams and are a way to keep students engaged and involved on campus despite current COVID-19 restrictions. The application for the Turn the Tide events grant can be found on SharkHub and is open to individual NSU students, social Greek life organizations and registered undergraduate clubs and organizations.
Any student or organization with an event idea that will engage students on campus are encouraged to apply for the grant. Submitted ideas will be reviewed by a committee of staff from the partnering offices and will be approved based on meeting the grant criteria. To be eligible to receive grant money, an event must be held on NSU’s Davie campus during the fall 2020 semester and be open to all NSU students. Gerard Wheeler, the director of campus life and student engagement at NSU explained that grants are a great way to show that fun programming can still be done despite covid.
“If you want to learn how to do programming or have a great, amazing idea that you think students will want to see, but don’t know how to do it or don’t know how to start it, apply for the grant and let our team help you get it accomplished. It’s beautiful to see an idea [come] to fruition, and to say your club, despite COVID-19 and what’s going on, was able to put on an event and it was successful [is pretty cool],” he said.
Students and organizations who received the grant will work alongside the Office of Residential Life and Housing and the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement to organize the event and ensure it meets all required safety protocols. There is no deadline to apply for the Turn the Tide event grant, so students are encouraged to submit ideas throughout the semester.
“We have students who are here. If you decided to come back to campus and be here, I don’t think that your experience should be compromised… We [want] to make sure that students still [feel] like they are getting that college experience,” said Wheeler.
For more information about the grant, email email@example.com.