For my work study in the Dean of Students Office, I was assigned to reformat the Student Handbook to make it more consistent. I seized this opportunity to officially make the Handbook gender neutral and thus expand it to be more representative of the student body. This has a unique tie to my research paper, as I took the initiative to shift the paradigm that the Student Handbook has existed under since its creation. I’ve decided to not include the PDF with the changes that I made because it has not been approved by the Student Conduct Council yet due to the semester being interrupted by COVID-19, but please keep an eye out for my edits. This project was very important to me and took upwards of 48 hours to complete.
In lieu of that document, I give you the link to a library resource guide that my sociology class, SOC264 Latinx in the South, crafted this semester. In the words of my professor, Dr. Bazo Vienrich, “the desire to learn more about the Latinx experience in the U.S. South is present at Davidson [… and] this Library Research Guide will provide a starting point for those who have an interest in learning more about this group in the South.” My hope is that the knowledge of the Latinx experience in the U.S. south will grow at Davidson so that we can better understand and support our peers.
Additionally, in that class we created a short resource guide for the Ada Jenkins Center to distribute to its Latinx clients with resources that have Spanish-speaking representatives and/or are friendly and helpful towards Latinx people. The guide was made in English and Spanish and I was responsible for the design and formatting of the guide. You can download and/or view the guide below.