LSU student, faculty, and staff volunteers are projected to be working at sites from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. completing projects like painting, cleaning, and yard work all at the request of homeowners and nonprofits across East Baton Rouge Parish.
Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. A brief opening ceremony will take place at the beginning of the day with dismissal to work sites immediately following.
About Geaux BIG Baton Rouge
Geaux Big Baton Rouge is modeled after “The Big Event” program, which was established in 1982 at Texas A&M University and engaged more than 19,000 volunteers in 2013. Inspired by The Big Event Program at Texas A&M, LSU student Elaine Giles founded Geaux BIG Baton Rouge at LSU in 2011.
Geaux BIG Baton Rouge is a one-day event that unites LSU students and Baton Rouge residents through service to strengthen the university’s relationship with the community. Our volunteer efforts seek to focus on real needs by working on projects identified by Baton Rouge residents in areas including Old South Baton Rouge, Mid-City, and North Baton Rouge.
The first Geaux BIG Baton Rouge was held in 2013. Geaux BIG Baton Rouge 2016 hosted approximately 1,300 student volunteers and 70 work sites. LSU students volunteered an estimated 5,252 collective hours in the Baton Rouge community on that single day.
Individual vs. Team Volunteers
Students and community members can register to volunteer for Geaux BIG Baton Rouge as a individual, team leader, or as a team member.
To be a team leader, you should assemble a team of at least three people (including yourself). Team leaders will name their teams when they register and will ensure that all members of the team register to volunteer. Team leaders are required to attend a training before Geaux BIG to learn more about the logistics for the event.
Geaux BIG Baton Rouge is free for all LSU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the university who wish to volunteer, but requires advance registration.
Volunteers should bring a light, portable snack, like a granola bar or trail mix, to maintain stamina throughout the morning.
Please wear closed-toe shoes to volunteer.
About the Heart Healthy Food Drive
We love our students! Celebrate the American Heart Association‘s American Heart Month (and Valentine’s Day) with us by donating foods the AHA has recommended for healthy hearts and lifestyles.
We are seeking heart-healthy donations throughout February:
- fresh, canned, or dried fruits and vegetables
- whole grains: oatmeal, brown rice, and whole grain pasta
- low-fat dairy products
- frozen or packaged skinless poultry and fish
- non-tropical vegetable oils
- snack-size portions of nuts
- snack-size portions of dark chocolate snacks
Donations may be dropped at 455 LSU Student Union or faculty and staff may call 578-5160 and we will pick up your donation.
The last training in the TigerLink Training course is a refresher to remind everone how to use this system after the break. If you’re new to TigerLink don’t be afraid to join!
Get Plugged In!
TigerLink is your network to involvement here at LSU. We have over 400 registered student organizations, 400 opportunities for you to tap into. Don’t be afraid to try something new, leave a mark, and make the LSU experience yours!
What is TigerLink?
TigerLink is a website database that will assist you with managing your student organizations while tracking your personal involvement imprint at LSU. TigerLink replaces the LSU Student Organization Community, sometimes referred to as Simplicity.
What does the system offer for you?
You can login anytime, anywhere to:
- Access your current membership files
- Complete currricula to develop skills and abiliites
- Find new organizations as well as org contacts
- Register student organization events
- Track your service hours
- Vote in campus elections
- View your involvement record, just like a transcript
Hosted by LSU Campus Life, this event is an opportunity for LSU students to participate in open dialogue that includes ways students and student leaders can help reduce bias and hate on college campuses. The event is casual and so is the attire. You may email Kathy S. Jones or RSVP to this event directly on TigerLink. Feel free to invite a friend to dinner!
What do apples, a toad, and Tom Brady all have in common? They are all in games that will be at Thursday Night Live: Game Night presented by LSU Student Activities Board. Bring your friends and enjoy free games of Apples-to-Apples, Jenga, Madden (for the XBox), Mario Kart and much more. Remember to bring your TigerCard for entry.
Becoming a new officer or leaving your officer position can be a bit tricky at first. Come to ‘Officer Transition’ to learn how to successfully transition into your new role or out of your old one and start off your organization on the right foot.
The first Thursday of the month, LSU Student Activities Board presents their Thursday Night Live program featuring an Open Mic Night. All students are welcome to perform whatever they so choose – keeping profanities out. Whether you attend to perform your newest song, rhyme, or stand up in front of a live audience made up of your friends and peers, or just want to see other student’s talents, you’ll find yourself coming back month after month.
Previous performers have even been chosen to perform as openers during the LSU Homecoming Concert.
Join Special Olympics Louisiana and Volunteer LSU as the Special Olympics will be held across Baton Rouge held March 3 – 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.! Events feature intense competitions and every four years serve as the stepping-stone for athletes to move on to National Games and then progress to World Games. Volunteers are needed for set up, escorting athletes, scoring, timing, officiating, medical, etc.
Volunteers will register for specific shifts (morning, afternoon, or Sunday) and will assist in needed areas.
Why Friday Night Out?
At Friday Night Out, “people with a variety of diagnoses and levels of ability come together in friendship and fun. One person’s weakness is another person’s strength!”
About Coffee with Campus Life
Coffee with Campus Life is a casual gathering of Campus Life professional staff, graduate assistants, and student leaders with all LSU students to make connections; answer questions; get information, advice, answers, and tips for getting the most of one’s LSU experience; and to further build the Tiger family. Coffee and pastries provided by Campus Life.
The event series is free and open to all LSU students and offers conversation with free coffee and pastries.
Future Coffee Dates
Thursday, March 30, 2017