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New Facilitators: RC@C 2015

A program to facilitate honest conversation with incoming students about alcohol and other drug issues at Columbia

Dear Student:

Thank you for expressing interest in serving as a facilitator for this successful initiative, in its third year, co-sponsored by Alice! Health Promotion and Residential Life.  This training and facilitation offers an opportunity to learn about alcohol and other drug issues and to speak to incoming first-years about managing their choices around alcohol and other drugs as they transition into the Columbia community.

Why facilitate RC@C with incoming students?

  • Impact our community in a healthy way
  • Support the rights of all students to make their own choices regarding alcohol and other drugs
  • Ensure students understand residential policy as it relates to choices regarding alcohol and other drugs
  • Gain leadership experience
  • Meet new people

Expectations

RC@C facilitators are expected to act as a positive role models for Alice! Health Promotion, Residential Life, and Columbia University at all times.  While understanding that all students are human, there is an expectation that peer facilitators demonstrate and promote responsible choice and healthy behaviors regarding alcohol and other drugs.  Applicants who currently have a judicial sanctioning of probation or above are excluded from participation as a facilitator.

Important Dates:

  • Spring Training is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 26, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Facilitators will move-in on Monday, August 31.
  • Fall Training is scheduled on Tuesday, September 1, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  
  • RC@C facilitation will occur Tuesday, September 1, from 6:00-10:30 p.m. (Exact facilitation time TBD.)

Attendance is required at each of the above-noted dates in order to facilitate this program.  Completed applications must be submitted below before the application deadline on Friday, March 27, 2015, at 8:00 p.m.   You may be contacted for an interview as a final component of your application.  We look forward to reviewing your submission and will inform you regarding your status as a facilitator by Friday, April 10.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Nathan Johnson, or Alicia Czachowski.

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