periclesWe all need to eat. Some of us eat well—enjoying access to healthy, fresh food. Others struggle to find adequate food to sustain them, or are forced to rely on processed, fatty, non-nutritious food. Fighting hunger and increasing the supply of environmentally sustainable and responsibly produced food are two sides of the same issue. If you care about where your food comes from or whether others have enough to eat, take a look at these opportunities.

How to Get Involved

Classes

Here are a few classes that may be of interest to you. For descriptions of these classes, and for others related to this issue, please see the course catalog at drew.edu/catalog.

  • BST 310: Management
  • CE 215: The Nonprofit Sector
  • CE 250: Leadership in Practice
  • PSCI 215: The American Presidency
  • REL 214: Business Ethics

Clubs

DREW COLLEGE DEMOCRATS

Stimulates political participation; promotes democratic ideals; advocates the ideas and principles of the Democratic Party; and supports candidates from the Democratic Party at the local, state and national levels.

COLLEGE REPUBLICANS

Works toward community-wide acceptance of conservatism through educational programming.

ALPHA PHI OMEGA

Is a service fraternity based upon the principles of friendship, leadership and service. The organization offers a unique blend of programs to help members grow as individuals and as a group.

DREW ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS SOCIETY

Promotes academic discussion of economics and business and seeks to create and strengthen relationships between members and the economics and business community.

Contact: To learn more and get involved, please email stuactiv@drew.edu or call 973.408.3924.

Special Programs

THE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM

Is for women who want to learn, grow and engage in our Drew University community and who are passionate about creating positive change. This free symposium in the spring provides dedicated time focused on your personal leadership development, motivation to achieve your goals, and networking opportunities with women in and outside of Drew. Students from all areas within the university are invited; simply register and attend. For more information and to register: Please visit www.drew.edu/StudentActivities/drewlead/womens-leadership-symposium.

DREW STUDENT PHILANTHROPY AMBASSADORS

Celebrates philanthropy on the Drew campus and organizes philanthropic events and campaigns throughout the school year. Contact: alumni@drew.edu or 800.979.DREW.

LEADERS EMERGING AT DREW

Is a four-week program in the spring that helps students learn about themselves as leaders and discover how they can create positive social change at Drew. After completing this program, students earn a certificate for successful participation. Students also receive special invitations to participate in leadership opportunities and programs within Campus Life & Student Affairs. Contact: stuactiv@drew.edu or 973.408.3924.

Community Partners

BOROUGH OF MADISON

Drew students regularly volunteer or intern with borough departments. Students can also work with the Madison Chief Executive Council, which has the goals of civic engagement, corporate impact and education leadership within the community to foster the next generation of Madison leaders. Contact: Jim Burnet, Assistant Borough Administrator, at burnetj@rosenet.org or 973.593.8496.

GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN NJ

Puts girls’ leadership skills to the test as they seek some of the highest awards earned in Girl Scouting and build courage, confidence and character. Girl Scout volunteers introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined. Contact: Send an email through their website, gsnnj.org.

CITIZENS CAMPAIGN

Seeks to create “civic trustees” who utilize their power to bring cost-effective and evidence-based solutions to the challenges facing their cities. These civic trustees seek to create a new standard for public dialogue by using a “no-blame” approach that focuses on strengthening our cities and developing solutions for the benefit of the community as a whole. Contact: Apply to become a Civic Trustee at www.thecitizenscampaign.org/civic_trusteeship.

Other Information

LEADERSHIP FOR SOCIAL ACTION MINOR

Contact: Amy Koritz, PhD – akoritz@drew.edu or 973.408.3208

To learn more: drew.edu/undergraduate/what-you-learn/leadership-for-social-action