Eagle Days of Service are offered to provide the campus with opportunities to get involved in projects held once a year. These projects are quickly becoming campus traditions and typically have a lot of volunteer sign-ups. The EV Program likes to hold a couple of these projects per quarter. These projects serve a large amount of people in a short amount of time, but the impact is lasting.
The first service project to kick off the beginning of the school year, Eagle UP is a Welcome Week tradition that allows for 250 incoming freshmen and transfer students to spend a few hours, on the day before Fall quarter begins, serving the community alongside their peers. Staff, faculty, and student leaders from around the campus serve as site leaders, ensuring that students meet plenty of people they might normally interact with during their time at EWU. Fifteen to twenty community partners are chosen to be the service sites. Students usually receive a free lunch and t-shirt before being sent to their sites. Transportation is always included as well.
A campus tradition for over 10 years, the OCE took on the task of coordinating Harvest Fest in 2013. Every year on Halloween, over 350 children (toddlers-5th graders) come to campus to trick-or-treat around the buildings on campus. Between the children and their parents, approximately 750 people visit the campus for this event. Staff and faculty purchase candy and hand it out as the children are led through the buildings on the Tour Map. After the tours (3:30-5:00pm), the families can attend a carnival hosted by Cheney Kiwanis members. Community Partners include Cheney Kiwanis and the local Fire Department. Campus Partners include AUAP, Sorority and Fraternity Life, EWU Fastpitch Softball, Residence Life, and many more. This is a popular event for students because they get to dress up as well. It is planned for 2014 to make Harvest Fest a peanut-free event for children safety.
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