Send Our Gammans to SOPHE!
The funds raised in this campaign will enable our chapter to send a small group of members to attend the SOPHE conference in Atlanta, GA. The many ESG chapters across the country send students to SOPHE, to network, learn more about campus health programming opportunities, and expose students to research in the field of public health education. While we were the first ESG chapter in the country (Alpha chapter), Ball State’s chapter currently lacks the funding to send students to the conference. Doing so will provide professional experience and development for those students who attend, and these students will be expected to share their insights with the other members of BSU’s Eta Sigma Gamma.
As ESG is of the primary student organizations responsible for campus health programming, this opportunity will facilitate current ESG members to better address health issues on campus and create innovative programs. With the recent loss of our campus health educator, ESG will likely be required to contribute even more effort to designing and implementing health programs that benefit our campus community. It is our hope that, should there be funds donated beyond the needs for sending a small group to SOPHE, those funds will be reserved to provide additional resources for our existing campus health programs, including Operation Jungle Red – our annual violence against women prevention campaign.
Working to uphold our name as Eta Sigma Gamma’s Chapter of the Year in 2019, the funds received would allow for members to attend a national conference that offers continuing education, networking and resources to improve the honorary chapter at Ball State University. Furthermore, Eta Sigma Gamma plans and implements six health education and promotion events throughout each semester that promote healthy behaviors among the campus community. While our members pay dues, much of those are used to pay for initiation expenses for new members. This funding will be essential to continuing our work as representatives of health education on our campus.