Sikh Students Collaborative

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On the purpose and mission of the Sikh Students Collaborative (2010)

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Sikh Students Collaborative

  1. 1. The Mission<br />Sikh Students Collaborative<br />
  2. 2. Importance of the SSA Institution<br />Next to the Gurdwara single most important institution the diaspora<br />Most activists honed their skills in their SSAs<br />Key period for identity exploration and assertion<br />
  3. 3. Lack of Investment<br />Underutilized<br />Underserviced<br />Underfunded<br />
  4. 4. A New Opportunity<br />The Sikh Students Collaborative<br />Funding from success in the Chase Bank competition<br />
  5. 5. Models<br />We are not alone in this situation<br />Muslim groups are channeled together through the National Muslim Students Associations – divided into zones, this advisory board of former collegiate MSA leaders – provide resources, scholarships, content, and aid<br />Jewish groups are bound together through Hillel associations on each campus that also consist of Rabbis and former Hillel student leaders – providing resources, scholarships, content, and aid<br />
  6. 6. Purpose<br />Through the creation of an advisory board of outgoing Sikh student organization executives and former participants <br />The project will act as a central point of communication and collaboration<br />provide a repository for policies, best-practices and regular events<br />impart training and leadership development through retreats and workshops for all incoming-SSA executives.<br />
  7. 7. How it will work<br />Advising<br />Planning<br />Funding<br />
  8. 8. Advising<br />Forum for former SSA leaders<br />Greater lifelong commitments<br />A way for CUMULATIVE knowledge to build<br />Mediating roles for conflicts on campus<br />
  9. 9. Planning<br />Best practices<br />Repository for resources – constitutions, to quality programming, etc.<br />Planning ahead for the upcoming year – creating a calendar<br />Greater coordination between SSAs<br />
  10. 10. Funding<br />Grants will be provided<br />Reduced costs through mass purchases<br />
  11. 11. Collective Efforts, Collective Results<br />No one is higher, we are in this together<br />ਸਾਧਸੰਗਤਿ ਸਚੁ ਖੰਡ ਵਿਚਿ <br />ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਵਸੈ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰਾ । <br />

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