On March 27, The Employee Appreciation Board recognized The Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE) team.
SLiCE includes both professional and student staff, who often take on roles outside of their set job responsibilities to make a positive impact on Colorado State University’s campus, the Fort Collins community and many communities around the world. The office provides opportunities for students, faculty, staff and alumni to learn and grow even if they are not directly associated with SLiCE. The staff work with student leaders to go on 15 to 18 “Alternative Breaks” around the world each year, where they focus on various social issues such as homelessness, substance abuse and addiction, mental health, immigration, and more.
SLiCE staff has also focused greatly the past few years on Food Insecurity and some staff members were instrumental in creating the Mobile Food Pantry that is utilized by faculty, staff and student each month. SLiCE staff all have projects within their job responsibilities yet they take the time to volunteer and support other teams members with their projects, such as Cans Around the Oval, CSUnity and the Student Leadership Awards.
SLiCE was nominated by Jess Dyrdahl, Program Coordinator for Leadership Development, who writes, “…To my knowledge, food insecurity is not even listed in anyone’s job description.” And, “…staff encourage people to bring their whole selves to the office and try to assist each individual that walks through the doors or attends their programs. It is a fantastic unit that tries to go above and beyond every day in both little and big ways to make a positive difference in someone’s life.”
The SLiCE team enjoyed swag giveaways as well as sandwiches and salad from Spoons, provided by the CSU Employee Appreciation Board.
If you would like to nominate a unit that is going above and beyond to be recognized by the EAB, go to csueab.colostate.edu.