DISCOVER YOUR PATH
WEEK AT A GLANCE
NAME: Garrett Smith
HOMETOWN: Albertville, AL
POSITION: Vice President of Site Leaders, Alternative Student Breaks
FAVORITE INVOLVEMENT MEMORY:Through Alternative Student Breaks, I led a trip of students to Camp Summit, a camp located in Paradise, Texas, that provides barrier-free outdoor experiences for children and adults with disabilities. We had the opportunity to serve as camp counselors and assist with day-to-day living skills and lead campers in traditional camp activities such as horseback riding, archery, and recreational sports. Through this experience, we truly lived out the line of the Auburn Creed that states, “I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all.”
WHY TO GET INVOLVED: Students should get involved on campus because it will enrich your overall college experience. Getting involved is an excellent way to explore what you’re passionate about while making lasting friendships and gaining relevant experience that will benefit you beyond your time Auburn. No matter what organization you join, you are going to have the opportunity to get pushed out of your comfort zone, learn your strengths, and grow as leader.
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:129
Spring Up is a leadership program designed for freshmen and sophomores who are looking to grow as leaders at Auburn and get connected to involvement opportunities across campus. Each group meets weekly, will participate in activities, and hear from student leaders from many of Auburn’s largest campus organizations.
Spring Up fosters students at auburn to become better leaders not only on campus but also in their careers. Staff and members create lasting friendships and memories while a part of Spring Up. Not only are relationships formed, but members also learn leadership, interview and service skills. Spring Up staff encourages members to be involved in other organizations on campus and will help in every step of the application and interview process.