One of the strengths of Hypatia and Galileo is the involvement of upper class students. In addition to mentoring, they also organize and lead the following committees for the communities:

  • Academic support – holding regular study hours to help students with homework, leading and organizing review sessions, hosting events to help with study skills, etc.
  • Social – planning and organizing events for students to interact and meet each other outside of class
  • Service learning – planning and organizing community service activities
  • Outreach – planning and organizing K-12 efforts, including hands-on activities for students to learn about engineering and hosting school visits to campus
  • Professional development - planning and organizing events with corporate partners and campus partners, such as Smith Career Center, to assist students in preparing for internships and future work skills
  • Communications – collecting information from the other committees to distribute to first-year students in a weekly email, weekly newsletter, and Facebook page
Peer mentors group

Some of the activities planned by the committees this year included:

  • Hiking to the Cascades
  • Shaving cream whiffle ball
  • S’Mores night bonfire
  • Ice cream pajama party
  • Pancake breakfast
  • ENGE 1024 and other course exam review sessions
  • Engineering Expo preparation night
  • Football tailgate
  • Relay for Life
  • FIRST Lego Robotics volunteering
  • Humane Society volunteering
  • Community leaf raking
  • And MUCH more!