The Office of Student Affairs will be implementing a new Community Liaison Program for the 2015-2016 academic year. The mission of the program will be to foster a more cohesive off-campus student population, promote responsible and safe behavior among off-campus students, improve relationships with local residents in the Wilkes-Barre community, and create a conduit between off campus students and the University.
Community Liaison (CLs) will maintain the following responsibilities:
- Serve as a resource for Wilkes students and community residents living on their block/street.
- Plan and host annual neighborhood meetings.
- Disseminate resources and marketing materials to off campus students pertaining to campus activities, neighborhood events, and drug/alcohol information.
- Plan and implement non-alcoholic programs and events to build community among off campus students.
- Represent off-campus students on designated university committees.
- Meet with WBPD annually to discuss local ordinances, party issues, and neighborhood crime.
- Attend periodic meetings with Student Affairs staff.
- Complete a six-hour sexual violence bystander intervention training program offered in collaboration with the Victims Resource Center.
- Attend Student Government meetings as a non-voting member.
- Other duties as assigned.
Colonel Liaison will receive a $500 scholarship per semester.
- Junior/senior status; full-time undergraduate status
- Living in off-campus residence
- No record of University disciplinary infractions
Interested students must submit the following materials.
- A letter of interest explaining why the student is interested in the position and what impact he or she hopes to have on campus.
- Interview with Student Affairs
Ms. Gretchen S. Yeninas
Associate Dean Student Affairs
Passan Hall, 2nd floor