Stevenson University celebrates new Center for Student Life and Leadership

The area held its grand opening on Tuesday, offering students another unique space for collaboration
Courtesy of @su_studentlifeandleadership
Courtesy of @su_studentlifeandleadership

Energy, passion, smiles, and lively music filled the second floor of the Garrison Student Union on Feb. 7, 2024, as SU welcomed the new Center for Student Life and Leadership. 

Attended by students and faculty, guests mingled in the creatively designed space while being greeted with chances to win prizes like teddy bears, Stevenson cups, or a shot at a raffle for a brand new Stanley cup.

The new center includes colorful furniture and diverse spaces for collaboration and engaging teamwork. Stevenson welcomes all students to come utilize the space.

“This is really going to be a vibrant and exciting space for our students and student leaders to come together, collaborate, plan events for the Stevenson community, develop leadership skills, and learn how to get more involved,” said Jenna Womack, Executive Director of Student Life and Leadership. “It’s also a space where any student can come during the day, hang out in between classes, meet new people, make new friends, and really feel like they are part of our amazing Stevenson community.”

The idea for the Center for Student Life and Leadership was to emphasize growing connections during students’ times at Stevenson.

The Student Government Association was brainstorming a new student space where we could have space for student clubs and organizations,” said Womack. “When you’re here, joining a new club or taking part in a leadership role within an organization, you’re developing those skills that are going to help you outside the classroom, and then when you leave Stevenson.”

Stevenson students are already excited to begin utilizing the new space.

“[I’m looking forward to] being able to have more events, being able to have a new place to study, new scenery in general, having a new place to spend time with friends, and also a new place for group projects,” said student Diamond Askins.

The Center for Student Life and Leadership is already hosting many events in the coming weeks including a game night and multiple Valentine’s Day events. More updates on upcoming opportunities at the center are available on Instagram, @su_studentlifeandleadership.

“As soon as I came in here, it felt even more like a college campus,” Askins said.



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