Freshman: The Freshman Class Council (FCC) has led and sponsored many social and service events throughout the first semester, and plan to do so for the remainder of the year. By participating in events such as Autumnfest and Family Weekend, the FCC has interacted with many other student groups who perform service projects. They have also volunteered time and fundraised for groups such as Up ‘Til Dawn and Circle K. While service and volunteerism are an important aspect to FCC, the organization has also sponsored campus-wide social events. In Dec., they hosted a dodgeball tournament that had a very successful turnout. In the future they will focus on sponsoring both service and social events and implement new tactics to increase freshman involvement. Some ideas for future events include a charitable sports tournament and a student formal.
Sophomores: The Sophomore Class Council hosted a welcome back picnic for all sophomores. The council held several social events over the semester including a Pittsburgh Pirates game with Skyblast and a concert, a trip to Washington, D.C. to watch the Dukes’ men’s basketball team take on Georgetown (co-sponsored) and they hosted and quickly sold out of tickets to the 2nd annual Duquesne University Holiday Ice Skating event at PPG Place in December (co-sponsored). The council also helped at the Powder Puff Football Game during homecoming week and with Family Weekend. Throughout the fall, the council collected school supplies for underprivileged schools in the surrounding area. In the spring, the Sophomore Class Council is planning more service and social projects including Jubilee Soup Kitchen, a possible ski/tubing trip and a day trip to New York City. They are also looking into setting up a pep-rally/tailgate prior to an upcoming basketball game as well as volunteering to assist Best Buddies.
Juniors: The Junior Class Council participated in the Powder Puff Football Game and Autumnfest at Homecoming and planned a trip to Kennywood. They also volunteered at Family Weekend and participated in the Night of Lights. The Junior Class Council participated in the Tipoff Tailgate by entering a spirited Banner Competition. Some plans for this semester include taking a class trip and volunteering for the Christina Flood Spaghetti Dinner. This dinner is a fundraiser to help support a former Duquesne University student that was seriously injured while attending the Italian campus.
Seniors: The Senior Class Council hosted a Senior Graffiti Social and a senior social at the Hofbrauhaus this past fall. Planned for this spring, the Senior Class Council will host a Wine Tasting, and a Graduation Preview Day where seniors order their regalia for commencement and graduate schools. They will also sponsor a Senior Ski Trip at Wisp.