IU Respect Week

Gina D'Amato-KaufmanDuring October 7-11, 2013, Immaculata University held various events in recognition of the University’s annual Respect Week that correlates with the new Anti-bullying Campaign initiated by Immaculata University at the beginning of the fall semester.  Each day of the week promoted a different theme.

Monday, October 7: Respect Myself
Students saw affirmation displays posted across campus on mirrors.

Tuesday, October 8: Respect My Friends
Special Presentation with Gina D’Amato Kaufman of Penn State Abington:
“Building Members through Respect: Why Hazing Isn’t A Leadership Quality”
Loyola Hall from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 9: Respect My Community
Students demonstrated their caring for the Immaculata community by making greetings cards for the retired IHM Sisters at Camilla Hall.

Thursday, October 10: Respect My Significant Other
Annual Clothesline project (students supported survivors of relationship and sexual violence by writing messages on t-shirts for awareness and advocacy)
Special Presentation with Vicki Weatherby of the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County:
“Love Shouldn’t Hurt”
Loyola Hall 127 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Friday, October 11: Respect My World
Students enjoyed root beer floats with the IHM Sisters of Camilla Hall.

In addition to the campus-wide events, students, faculty, and staff had an opportunity to do video “shout outs” which are brief testimonials regarding Respect Week; the campus community can also tweet what RESPECT means to them at #IamRESPECT.   Photos from the various events can be emailed to interculturalprogram@immaculata.edu.

Immaculata’s new anti-bullying website (www.immaculata.edu/speakup) has myriad resources for people interested in learning about bullying and how to prevent it. Clips from the video shout outs will be uploaded to the web site. Activities for Respect Week are sponsored by Intercultural Programming.

Immaculata University is a comprehensive, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.


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