Community Outreach


Student Leadership Team

Thank you for your interest in the OCO Student Leadership Team! Student leaders are essential to the work of the Office of Community Outreach (OCO) as evidenced by their involvement in planning and implementing all of our major programs. Besides being able to further their work in the community, our student leaders make valuable connections and gain many skills while serving on the OCO Student Leadership Team.

The primary positions available on the OCO Student Leadership Team include:  Alternative Break Trip Leaders, College Explorations Coordinator, OCO Super Saturday Coordinators, Special Projects Team Members, and Weekly Program Coordinators.  Student Director positions are also available for The Alternative Break Program, Special Projects Team, and Weekly Programs.  Only returning OCO Team Members are eligible for Student Director positions. 

All OCO Team Members Commit to:

Attend one overnight OCO Team retreat per semester.

Attend monthly OCO Team meetings on Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.

Assist with and participate in OCO's special projects, including BW Spring Service Day, Gift Drive, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (when applicable), MLK Day of Learning, and Saturday of Service.

A minimum GPA of 2.5 or above is required to apply.

Additional details for each role are provided below.


Alternative Break Trip Leaders

The Alternative Break Leadership Team is comprised of the Student Director, Trip Leaders, and the OCO Director. Together, they plan the alternative break trips for the year, recruit and select student participants, and lead the various trips. The Alternative Break experience provides BW students with the opportunity to break from the norm and spend their college break serving with other students in various parts of the country. Alternative Break trips are a great way to make a difference, travel to another area, learn new skills, and meet people with similar interests

College Explorations Coordinator

Since September of 2011, OCO's College Explorations Team (CET) has offered the opportunity for groups of middle school aged students to visit BW and learn about college. The idea is to expose students to a college campus at a young age to encourage them to see college as a possibility and start preparing now.  Visits include a question and answer session with a panel of college students, a brief presentation on preparing for college, and a campus tour. Groups are also welcome to bring sack lunches to eat in our Union or to purchase food through our Dining Services.

The College Explorations Coordinator oversees all aspects of each middle school visit. This includes, but is not limited to: selecting visit dates; contacting schools to book visits; selecting and training team members to conduct the tours; coordinating logistics for each visit including food, room reservations, and tours; and facilitating each visit.  

Special Projects Team Members

The Special Projects Team, consisting of up to 10 members, spends their time focusing on all of the larger events that OCO sponsors. These events include Saturday of Service, Gift Drive, MLK Day of Learning ,BW Spring Service Day and Leave it Behind.
For each event, a team member(s) is selected as the project point person(s), with the rest of the team operating as the planning committee. The project point  person is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the project under the supervision of the Student Director of Special Projects. This includes, but is not limited to, setting a project timeline, delegating tasks among the planning committee members, setting and adhering to a program budget and evaluating the program. Special Projects Team Members meet weekly.

Super Saturday Coordinators

Super Saturdays are small non-commitment service projects that occur 2-3 times each semester. Projects vary by month.  Two Super Saturday Coordinators work together to select the projects, recruit participants, lead each project, and facilitate reflection.  Super Saturday coordinators meet 1-2 times per month with the OCO Assistant Director.

Weekly Program Coordinators

The Office of Community Outreach has several weekly programs, each of which involves a group of students serving at a local agency for a few hours each week throughout the BW school year (except during BW breaks).  

Weekly Program Coordinators are responsible for all aspects of leading a weekly program at an established service site. Duties include serving as a liaison between OCO and the community partner, recruiting service participants, planning and facilitating reflection, and driving students to and from the service site (BW van provided). Weekly Program Coordinators will meet as a group 1-2 times per month (Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.).



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