Student Profile

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David Herbstritt '17
Major: Politics and Philosophy
Hometown: Greenville, New York

Involvement on Campus: Student Union President
 
What is your favorite part of your role? 
 
I love being able to make change on campus. Our Student Union has a lot of power to make things happen on campus, and seeing those improvements actually develop and become a reality is just the best feeling.
 
How has this involvement impacted your time at Brandeis? 
 
I've been able to make some great friends, and I've done some of the things I'm most proud of in my life during my time on the Union. It's allowed me to do work I enjoy while giving back to one of the best communities I've ever been a part of.
 
What made you get involved?
 
A friend encouraged me to run as a Quad Senator my sophomore year, but making a difference and finding joy in doing the work is what kept me involved and motivated me to keep finding new ways to serve the Brandeis community.

Event Support Meetings

Are you getting ready to plan a program on campus? Come to one of the weekly Event Support Meetings on Mondays and Tuesdays at 3 p.m. in Room 315 of the Shapiro Campus Center.

Staff from the Department of Student Activities, Public Safety, Conference and Events Services and a representative from the Student Union are all there to ensure that you are on the right track to programming success!

Club Leader Listserve

To receive important club leadership related emails, we recommend that at least two current members from your club (usually the President and Treasurer) are subscribed to the Club Leaders listserv.

 

Leadership Development

The staff in the Department of Student Activities and the Division of Student Life and Success assist student leaders with every aspect of their club life at Brandeis, including program management, organizational development, group dynamics, contract negotiation, budget administration and more.

  • Acquire and build upon your leadership skills in order to better serve your groups.

  • Network and build better working relationships with other student leaders on campus.

  • Gain access to resources through the Brandeis community.

  • Broaden your perspectives and increase your awareness of the countless leadership opportunities available at Brandeis.

  • Obtain significant leadership experience that may help you secure positions in the future.

  • Develop lifelong skills that will better prepare you for future roles at Brandeis and beyond.

The Department of Student Activities is here to help you succeed. You can always stop by our office in Shapiro Campus Center, room 203, at the end of the hallway.

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CLUB RESOURCES

Download the Club Leaders' Handbook 2016-2017

As a part of our continued support of the Student Union and Union-recognized clubs and organizations, the Department of Student Activities offers various programming resources to assist student groups with their many programmatic efforts. The Club Leaders' Handbook is a great tool that includes department information, forms, policies, programming tips and creative ideas to get your group and your events marketed to campus. Student Leaders should be sure to read the Club Leaders' Handbook for information on how to make you and your organization successful.

Starting a New Club: A "How To" Guide

The Department of Student Activities also has step-by-step guides that detail how to start a new club. Check out our Club Accreditation Guide.

Club Google Site Update and Anti-Hazing Acknowledgment Form

Every semester the Department of Student Activities asks all clubs and organizations to complete a form stating that they are aware of the Massachusetts Act Prohibiting the Practice of Hazing. Clubs must complete the anti-hazing acknowledgment form to maintain their status as an active club on campus. We also ask that clubs provide us with their most up-to-date club and club leader information at the start of each school year so we can accurately reflect your club on your club's Google site. Complete this form yearly to remain a recognized, chartered or secured club on campus, as well as whenever you have changes that need to be made to your club's Google site. If you are a newly recognized club, completing this form will allow us to create your Google site so others can find you and contact you to get involved!

For a copy of the Massachusetts Act Prohibiting the Practice of Hazing, please visit this year's copy of Rights and Responsibilities

All recognized, chartered and secured groups MUST complete the Club Google Site Update and Anti-Hazing Acknowledgment Form! This online form should be completed by the President or leader of our group and must be completed annually. Please click here to complete the Club Google Site Update and Anti-Hazing Acknowledgment Form. All forms must be submitted by October 15 or your organization may risk dechartering.