Handicapped Student Advisory Board
The Department of Campus Activities sponsored leadership programs like the Leadership Institute, which was a 10-
week non-credit class offered at
the beginning of each semester.
This program gave students opportunities to develop
leadership styles, learn how to
motivate groups, plan programs,
solve problems and deal with
conflicts, she said.
Another program, called
the Leadership Challenge, was a
one-day conference which attempted to introduce members
of student organizations to different types of leadership styles,
Trevino said. " We do group work
where they can get involved in
Working for an organization instilled responsibility and
allowed the students to grow,
said Marian Awad, the communication director of the Golden
Key National Honor Society.
Students who worked part-
time did not have much time to
spare, but they still participated
in student activities and benefit
by joining, Trevino said.
Involvement helped students feel they were part of the
university, and it encouraged
them to continue their course
work, Trevino said. Students who
did not have any connection with
the campus except studying had a
tendency to drop out, she added.
Durward Burral, a member
of the visual and performing arts
and special events committees,
said by participating in campus
events he had developed a feeling
of acceptance on campus.
Trevino said, "Sometimes
a few students get overly committed in their organizations and
don't turn in their assignments."
"It isn't good to get overly
involved in many groups and be-
HANICAPPED STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD, (bottom row) Tammy Kim Raul
Espino, Chad McMillan, (bottom row) Dina Abramson, Wes Ferrell, Hayley Waters.
Photo by Tricia Garcia.
come very popular and lose track
of why you are at UH," she said.
Awad said, "My top priority is studying, but I like to give as
much time as the Golden Key
needs and I learned how to manage time."
President of the Black Student Union, Mary Francis said if
she needed someone to talk with,
she always found a friend in her
organization. Francis also worked
part-time, but other members
helped her deal with the pressures of everyday life, she added.
The organizations themselves generated interests by setting up tables throughout campus
and encouraged students to stop
by and discuss the groups, Trevino
Some students may have
wanted to start their own organization, Trevino said. By having at
least three members and taking a
few days to learn regulations about
forming a group, students could
have started their own organization, she added.
"We're not here with just
buildings and book, we're here as
a community of breathing, challenging people," Trevino said, "to
learn to work with one another
and to build up our community."