Faces of SSU Highlights Sonoma State University student experiences

April 17, 2020
Faces of SSU

Face-to-face interactions may have been cut to a minimum at Sonoma State this spring. But some up-close-and-personal traditions have not changed, including the university’s eighth annual “Faces of SSU” project.

Faces of SSU recognizes select students for their campus leadership and contributions to the Seawolf community. The nominated students share their experiences through written narratives and a photo campaign that will be displayed throughout campus. These stories reflect their individuality, campus involvements and experiences while studying at Sonoma State University. 

This year, 25 students were selected to be a part of the 2019-2020 Faces of SSU project. These students have all taken a vigorous role in upholding the Seawolf Commitment, truly embracing integrity, excellence, respect and responsibility in their day- to-day interactions with fellow Seawolves. Visit Seawolf Living for more information about the students who were selected to be a part of this year’s Faces of SSU and to watch a short video of them as well.

Additionally, all the Faces of SSU students are actively involved on campus, where each individual has served a role in the development of the university’s overall campus climate. Some programs that these students are involved in are the Queer Student Alliance, Associated Students, Women’s Club Soccer, Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) Mentor Program, Summer Orientation and Summer Bridge. 

Faces of SSU began in 2012, with the goal of starting conversations among students and the campus community. These conversations can truly connect students, shed light and embrace the diversity among the student population. 

All Faces of SSU students were nominated by peers, staff or faculty. To be qualified, nominees had to meet certain criteria including being actively involved in the area the peer or staff or faculty member represents, and being willing to share their stories and have them on display for other Seawolves to see. A committee of students, staff and faculty reviewed all nominations to assist in selecting the 2019-2020 Faces of SSU. 

Faces of SSU banners will be dispersed throughout campus during summer of 2020. There will be a reception in fall of 2020 to celebrate this year’s Faces of SSU. 

Faces of SSU is sponsored in part by Student Involvement and The HUB.

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