Faces of SSU is an annual project at Sonoma State University, in which students are recognized for sharing their unique story and their on-campus leadership and contributions to the Seawolf community. The nominated students share their story through written narratives and a photo campaign that will be displayed on-campus. These stories reflect on their individuality, campus involvements and experiences while studying at Sonoma State University.
This year, twenty students were selected to be a part of the 2018 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.
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 Transfer Student Program, the Love Your Melon Club, Multicultural and Panhellenic Greek Councils, Culinary Services, the Vagina Monologues, the Undoc-Scholars Coalition and many more.
Faces of SSU, was originally started in 2012, with the goal of starting conversations between students. It is easy to see that this goal has long been accomplished, and has continued to evolve over the years. Thus, these conversations have truly connected students, shedding light and embracing the diversity amongst the student population. From there, the campus community has continually grown, and will continue to grow over the coming years.
All Faces of SSU students were nominated by peers or staff or faculty. To be qualified, nominees had to meet certain criteria which included being a current student during the upcoming 2018 school year, actively involved in the area the peer or staff or faculty member represents, and willing to share their stories and have them on display for other Seawolves to see. A committee comprised of both students and full-time staff reviewed all nominations to assist in selecting the 2018 Faces of SSU.
The 2018 Faces of SSU story and photo exhibit will kick off with an Opening Reception on April 4 at 5 p.m. in Student Center Ballroom B. Many of the students selected will be at this reception to speak more about their story and express what being a Seawolf means to them. The poster board display depicting all Faces of SSU students will be on display in the Student Center April 4-11, and then can be found in the University Library from April 12 to May 18. In addition, banners celebrating the recipients will be dispersed throughout campus from Decision Day in April through Summer Orientation in June.
For additional information about Faces of SSU and where to see the displays, please visit seawolfliving.com/faces-of-ssu.
Faces of SSU is sponsored in part by Student Involvement and The HUB.