Create Your Own Student Organization: Spark a Change!
Many UT students are putting in a much needed effort to “Spark a Change” by emulating the traits Martin Luther King Jr. was applauded for. The following is a brief synopsis of the organizations they have created and steps on how to create your own organization!
Premedical students are known to dance on the edge of ethical and political swords and Rahul Prasad, a Biology UT student, put in the initiative to start an organization called “Model UN” in which UT students from different countries discuss political issues relevant to their places of origin. The standpoints of the Security Council nations (United States, Great Britain, France, Russia, China) are used in debates often held on the first floor of Sullivan Hall.
I personally feel egocentric living and being raised in America while my Palestinian brothers and sisters are struggling in Palestine as does a dear friend named Butheina Hamdah, a Political Science major and IC columnist, who decided to start the organization called “Students for Justice in Palestine”. Butheina believes the cause of the organization is that of Social Justice and Human Rights and the Fall Semester overflowed with successful events including the participation in ISA’s “International Village” in which the Palestinian culture was displayed!
The steps these students used to Spark a Change are simple. Click here to view the easy-to-follow steps on how to Create your Own Student Organization on UT’s Campus in order to organize and discuss political or controversial topics which may concern us, divide us, or even push our buttons; but which ultimately create Justice, Tolerance, and Understanding among people of difference!
UT faculty who will be more than delighted to support your cause include Michele Martinez (the Dean of Students), Jessica Merritt (Program Manager), Sabina Serratos (Associate Director) and Rebecca Bair (Secretary in the Office of Student Involvement).
As Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”….
Spark a Change!