November 2017 RSO: Dream Closet

Get to know Dream Closet

  1. What is the focus of your organization? The focus of Dream Closet is to offer free clothing for people in the community who need a helping hand. Once a semester, we put on a free shopping event in MSU-Mankato’s Centennial Student Union Ballroom. The clothes we provide at these events are donated in boxes by members in the community.
  2. When did your organization start on our campus? How many members do you currently have? Dream Closet was started in an entrepreneurship class on MSU-Mankato’s campus in 2013. We currently have approximately 20 members in the organization.
  3. How often do you meet? What offices do you offer within the chapter? We meet two times a month. The offices we offer are social media/marketing advisory and tasks are otherwise assigned based on member interest.This year, we are changing leadership and that has been a challenge. However, we are excited to use this opportunity to create a new vision for Dream Closet. 
  4. What are your goals? Our goals for our organization is to continue to have more people come to our events, and to be more active in our community.
  5. What is the greatest achievement your organization has received? The greatest achievement Dream Closet has received is last spring our organization was chosen for Summit and Jacob Heights honorary charity.
  6. How do you join? If someone is interested in joining Dream Closet, they can join via our OrgSync page (Dream Closet for Girls). Dream Closet is a great opportunity to give back to your community and experience first-hand the way the community comes together in a supportive way.
  7. When is your next event? The next free shopping event will be in the Spring of 2018, follow us on Facebook for updates.

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October 2017 RSO: Black Motivated Women

Get to know Black Motivated Women – Mankato

  1. What is the focus of your organization? The purpose of Black Motivated Women is to provide a safe space for African and African-American women on campus to voice our opinions on social, economic and political issues as they pertain to the black community.
  2. When did your organization start on our campus? How many members do you currently have?The organization was created in 2014, but was brought back to the MNSU campus officially in the fall of 2017. We currently have a consistent 35 members, but over the past few weeks we have had a maximum of about 60 students attending our meetings.
  3. How often do you meet? What offices do you offer within the chapter? We meet bi-weekly on Thursdays from 6pm-7:30pm. Location varies between CSU 238 and CSU 253/4/5 depending on the week. We typically send the specifics of each meeting in an email to our members.
  4. What are your goals? Our biggest goals are empowering women of color on campus, strengthening the bonds of black women here in Mankato, and bridging the achievement gap. We want our girls to graduate and excel in life after college.
  5. What is the greatest achievement your organization has received? Receiving October RSO of the month has been the greatest achievement for our organization.
  6. How do you join? Joining BMW is simple! All students have to do is attend one of our meetings and sign up to receive our emails or send a formal request to join on Orgsync.

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