Student-run, faculty-advised undergraduate JUHAN clubs and organizations are an important fixture on JUHAN campuses. The following resources may be used to aid in the process of creating a JUHAN club on other university campuses.
Fairfield University’s JUHAN Student Group – Sample Description
Interested in how you can take action during a humanitarian crisis? The JUHAN student group meets every other week in <ROOM>. The student group hosts programs throughout the year focused on humanitarian action and coordinates student responses to humanitarian crises as they occur, such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and the 2011 tornados in Joplin, Missouri. Join our Facebook group to keep up with our events!
The JUHAN Student Leadership Team continues to be a dynamic presence on campus. Here are the highlights of what JUHAN students accomplished in 2013-2014:
- Fairfield led the JUHAN network in declaring a Day of Solidarity and Fundraising for the Philippines in November following Typhoon Haiyan. At Fairfield, JUHAN raised over $5,000 which was donated to our Ateneo University’s response team in the Philippines our JUHAN partner.
- Students worked to educate the campus about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria, first through a panel discussion in the fall and hosting an informational refugee “tent” on campus in the spring. Funds were raised to benefit Save the Children’s Syrian Children’s Fund.
- Students also advocated and fundraised for clean water initiatives in the developing world focusing this year’s efforts on raising enough money to send three bio-sand filters to the Dominican Republic.
- JUHAN sponsored a Fairfield University / Habitat for Humanity “Build Day” in Bridgeport, CT in the spring. Builds will continue with a dedicated group of JUHAN students taking the lead.
- A third annual JUHAN sponsored alternative spring break trip was organized with by group of 11 students who traveled to Georgia to work with refugees in the Atlanta area with the International Rescue Committee.
- The JUHAN group also hosted a Red Cross training each semester. Participating students and staff members are now certified to act as first responders in emergency shelter care for the Southern Connecticut region in the event of another major weather event or natural disaster and to help with psycho-social care of victims of disasters.
All are welcome to be a part of JUHAN. Contact <NAME> for more information about joining this dynamic group.