Students aren’t only learning when they’re in class – there is also tremendous learning and skill development that comes from extra-curricular and co-curricular activities like campus events, club involvement and volunteerism.
The Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum is a university-wide co-curricular program that is designed to engage ‘Both Sides of the Brain’ through the completion of co-curricular programs, events and experiences within ten different domains. Each domain requires the completion of a set of core experiences and a number of electives, as well as a reflection to further enhance learning and skill development.
The Certificate of Engagement recognizes students’ commitment to continuous learning and initiative to invest in holistic development and personal growth, as well as the learning and skill development that has been achieved through their co-curricular experiences. Students will receive an insignia for each domain they complete on their certificate.
Key experiences, events and activities are presented within ten co-curricular domains, each with it’s own learning and skill development objective.
The ten domains, with their objectives and a summary of typical experiences, are listed below:
Students have developed their understanding of different aesthetic forms; and had opportunities to participate in or contribute to a variety of artistic experiences.
Students will complete four experiences and a reflection. Experiences include attending a variety of on and off-campus arts events, performing or sharing their own art or modes of creative expression, attending Niagara cultural events and festival and/or visiting local galleries or museums.
Students have developed their appreciation of the history, values and culture of Brock University; contributed to on-campus traditions and activities; and identified as proud members of the Brock community.
Students will complete eight experiences and a reflection. Experiences include attending orientation activities, campus spirit events, or varsity athletics games; and becoming involved in campus activities such as clubs, student governance, on-campus employment, and on-campus volunteering.
Students have developed their understanding of transferable skills and career interests; identified future opportunities; and learned how to prepare for employment and further education.
Students will complete seven experiences and a reflection. Experiences include working with Career Education professionals on-campus to create polished resume and cover letters; attending workshops to develop effective job search strategies and interview skills; and meeting with mentors or professionals in their chose field.
Students have developed their respect for community involvement; become engaged citizens; and committed to serving and dedicating time to others within Niagara and beyond.
Students will complete three experiences and a reflection. Experiences include completing at least 40 hours of community services and attend a Brock facilitated day of service.
Students have recognized and developed their understanding of diverse perspectives; and demonstrated accepting and inclusive attitudes and behaviours.
Students will complete five experiences and a reflection. Experiences include attending workshops focused on issues related diversity and inclusion such as accessibility, sexuality, gender identity, race, and religion.
Students have increased their global and cultural awareness; explored environmental, social justice, and/or political issues; and developed an understanding of interconnectedness in the world.
Students will complete six experiences and a reflection. Experiences include attending workshops focused on global issues such as the environment, politics, or economics, as well as cultural awareness. In addition, students are encouraged to have an international experience such as volunteering, working or studying abroad.
Students have developed their appreciation for lifestyle choices that promote holistic well-being; and adopted personal strategies for self-care.
Students will complete six experiences and a reflection. Experiences focus on multiple dimensions of health – emotional, mental, sexual, physical, and financial – and encourage students to attend workshops and become physically active.
Students will develop their innovative and creative thinking skills; and will develop an understanding of what it means to be innovative.
Students will complete four experiences and a reflection. Experiences focus on developing innovative, creative or critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills; and could include entrepreneurial activities or addressing social, process or service needs in the community.
Students have developed their leadership and teamwork skills; applied knowledge through practical experience; and worked collaboratively toward shared goals.
Students will complete five experiences and a reflection. Experiences include not only learning about leadership, but leading other students in volunteer experiences or learning opportunities.
Students have explored their strengths, talents and tendencies; recognized the need for self-awareness and continuous learning; and challenged themselves in new ways.
Students will complete six experiences and a reflection. Experiences include enhancing their skills through various workshops, learning about themselves through self-assessment and trying new and different things outside their comfort zone.