Virtual Student Organization Center
Campus Life and Campus Ministry are teaming up to keep the SXU community connected while students are learning remotely. If we can't have you with us in the SOC, we'll bring the SOC to you!
This page will be updated frequently so be sure to check back regularly for new details and opportunities, especially as we add more virtual activities and resources!
Please view the Anti-Racism Display curated by the SXU Library.
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- How White People Can Hold Each Other Accountable to Stop Institutional Racism
- The Anti-Racist Reading List
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- #TalkAbout Trayvon: A Toolkit for White People (PDF)
- Anti-Racism Resources for all ages
- 1619 Project (PDF)
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- Talking About Race
An African-American-oriented online magazine that provides an unflinching analysis of important issues in the Black community through insightful and savvy commentary from Black thought-leaders.
The nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience
An NBC platform highlighting "stories by, for and about the Black community" with the goal of "elevating America's conversation about Black identity, politics and culture today."
A lifestyle, fashion and beauty magazine for African American women.
An online platform made for and by Black millennial women, celebrating the beauty, strength, and power in the Black community
A global organization whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
The nation's largest online racial justice organization which seeks to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward.
A multi-racial civil rights organization which uses innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change.
A coalition that advocates for and invests in community-led safety initiatives in Minneapolis neighborhoods.
A Black, trans, and queer-led organization that is committed to dismantling systems of oppression and violence, and shifting the narrative to create transformative, long-term change.
Online platform and organization that utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America.
A non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system.
A Twin-Cities based organization that was created to deal with police brutality on an ongoing basis. It operates a crisis hotline where people can report abuse, offers legal, medical, and psychological resource referrals, and engages in political action against police brutality.
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- Hands Up Act
- Tell Minneapolis City Council to Defund the Police
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Virtual SXU Resources
We realize the move to Remote Learning causes disruption from the rich learning and social environment cultivated through personal interaction and face-to-face instruction. We are committed to develop individual solutions, where possible, to help you complete your education this spring.
Please submit a Remote Learning Support Request to share your individual challenges. We will evaluate and provide as much support as possible to maintain productive learning experiences.
Stay Active and Connected
- Visit these museums from around the world
- Best free things to stream for kids
- Host a Netflix Watch Party for your friends or RSO
- Google Hangout with your friends for a cup of coffee, a meal and more
- Stream the Met Opera
- Sign up for the College Pen Pals program to chat with college students all over the country
- Socialize through video games
- Want some positive news? Search #COVIDKindness on Facebook or Twitter to see what good you can find!
- Enjoy Chicago Museums or Theaters for free from home
- From USA Today, here are 100 things to do while stuck inside
- Self-Compassion Exercise and Meditations
- Tea Time with Sandra Kim, Coronavirus Edition: free healing circles on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Chat with an SXU Counselor
- Free Yoga Classes
- Mo Willems, Kennedy Center Education artist-in-residence, invites you to his daily lunch doodle
- Counseling services are available online and by phone through federal SAMHSA
- The Lonely Hour podcast
- Try the Headspace App
- Try the Calm App
- Try the Smiling Mind App
- Try the Simple Habit App
- Coronavirus Sanity Guide by Ten Percent
- Timer Meditation App
- Meditation at the Hammer
- Spend 10 minutes each day reflecting on the Scriptures
- Find a parish that is offering a livestream of Sunday Mass
- Check out different ways to practice mindfulness and meditation
- Receive weekly emails with resources and reminders for Campus Ministry programs
- Partner with the city of Chicago and volunteer to help the homeless (PDF)
- We are always open to new ideas, if you would like to suggest new ideas for programs or resources you'd like to see let us know on The Den.
Virtual Resources for Registered Student Organizations (RSO)
Curated by Hana Tulemat, graduate assistant for Student Activities. Please be sure to check back often as more will be added.
Being able to connect with your organization is important, especially during a time like this. Staying connected will keep your organization active and engaged with the community you've worked so hard to build. Here are some options and resources you can use to stay connected this semester
Please read how to start a video call, if you're unfamiliar. This type of resource can be used for your board meetings, Q and A seminars for your organizations or an unscheduled meeting to stay connected with everyone.
Please don't forget to add your meetings to The Den as well!
The Den has multiple resources for you to use to stay connected and active for your
board and its members. Under Manage Organization, Menu there are the following tabs:
Under News, you can add information for all organizations and the SXU community to view, such as updates, interesting articles relating to your organization or tips and methods you think other organizations can use to stay involved and connected. You can also announce new leadership, election results for your E-Board and more. Utilizing News is a great way for you to stay active in the RSO community.
Under Elections, you can set up an entire online election process and create a ballot for your officer elections. Not only does this streamline your elections, but it creates a way for your RSO to stay on track for officer transition and setting up leadership for the next academic year. To learn more about how to set up elections on The Den, check out this article.
Under Roster, there is a section called Messaging. Here you can create a relay (mass email) to your organization, to specific members and more.
Under Documents, you can add a file to publish Minutes from your board meetings for the rest of the organization to see and read what the board talked about, planned or changed.
What are Minutes?
Minutes are a way to organize your board meetings under each member and their input. Usually, the President will take notes and then upload the Minutes to the Documents tab.
Saint Xavier Council's document tab indicates their RSO's Minutes. Please use The Saint Xavier Council's Meetings example as an outline for your own RSO Minutes and feel free to customize it the way you like.