Announcement

The first ever Kennesaw State Owl Creed Week, which debuted in 2018, resulted in over 25 programs, offered collectively by over 20 KSU offices, and 1,310 people coming into contact with the Owl Creed! The highlights of 2018 Owl Creed Week included the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the drafting of the Creed by the KSU Student Human Relations Task Force.

January 2022 marks the fifth year of Kennesaw State’s Owl Creed Week!!! Student Advocacy invites all members of the campus community to commemorate the fifth year of this tradition of affirming the Creed values through engagement in thought-provoking and hand’s-on activities (such as panels, open houses, workshops, service opportunities, and tabling)! Please join Student Advocacy, under the Division of Student Affairs, in providing the KSU community with opportunities to promote and apply the five action-oriented tenets of the Kennesaw State Owl Creed:

  • Personal and Academic Excellence
  • Respect for Others
  • Encourage Unity
  • Remain Faithful to Ideas/Determine Threatening Behavior
  • Develop an Academic and Social Community That is Civilized, Rewarding, and Dynamic

Intended Learning Outcomes

Our intended learning outcomes for Owl Creed Week are inspired by the Social Change Model (SCM) (HERI, 1996) as our theoretical framework for educating students about the Owl Creed. The SCM was designed by educations to specifically help college students "to promote deeper self-knowledge of one’s values, talents and interests, helping students to answer questions about who they are, what they stand for, and the depth of their capacity to engage with others collaboratively to facilitate positive social change" (Dooley & Shellogg, 2006, p. 21).

The values associated with this model, commonly known as the "seven C’s":

  • Consciousness of Self – awareness of beliefs, values, attitudes
  • Congruence – thinking, feeling, and behaving with consistency
  • Commitment – energy that motivates individuals to serve and drive the collective effort
  • Collaboration – working with others on a common effort
  • Common Purpose – work with shared aims and values
  • Controversy with Civility – differences in viewpoint are inevitable, but aired openly with civility
  • Citizenship – individual and collaborative groups become responsibly connected to the community and the society

References

Social change model of leadership development: A 20-year legacy and future considerations. Campus Activities Programming, 49(5), pp. 20-25.

Higher Education Research Institute (1996). Social Change Model of Leadership, (3rd Edition), Los Angeles: Higher Education Research Institute, UCLA, pp. 22-23.

At the conclusion of Owl Creed Week events, evaluations will be distributed to assess program and content relevance to the Creed tenet(s), achievement of SCM learning outcomes, and to inform future content for Owl Creed Week activities.

Program Criteria

All Creed Week activities must meet each of the five (5) following criteria:

  1. Open to, or concerning the affairs of, students at KSU.
  2. Scheduled to occur between January 27th through Saturday, February 2nd, 2019.
  3. Incorporate no less than one (1) of the five tenets associated with the Kennesaw State Owl Creed.
  4. Intended learning outcomes should meet a minimum of one of the seven (7) values of the Social Change Model

Program Proposal Submission Process

All program proposals must be submitted in Owl Life and received no later than October 15, 2022.

To access the form:

  1. Log into Owl Life using your KSU net ID and password.
  2. Go search for the Student Advocacy Owl Life page.
  3. Scroll to the "Forms" section of the page.
  4. Select 2022 Owl Creed Week Call for Programs & Events

Once your form has been submitted, you will receive notification that it has been received. A team member from our office will reach out to provide you with further details regarding your proposal.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Nicole Phillips at nphill10@kennesaw.edu for more information.

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