Activities and Programs
Clubs & Organizations
College of Medicine
- Latino Medical Student Association Student National Medical Association
- American Medical Student Association
- Filipino Americans in Medicine
- Partnership 4 Progress Mentoring Program
- Health Fairs and Mobile Clinics
College of Medicine
Each year, the College of Medicine selects outstanding student representatives to serve on the Admissions Committee for the Charles Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program. The students selected for this committee have excelled academically and have represented the mission of the University in their leadership, involvement in the community and student activities. The student representatives participate in the interview process by greeting applicants, providing campus tours and participating on the medical student panel where applicants can ask questions about the medical students’ experiences in the Medical Education Program.
College of Medicine
Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee
College of Science and Health
CDU Student Ambassador Program
About the Program
The CDU Student Ambassador program is a service program made up of a selective group of student leaders from diverse backgrounds who exhibit the ability to lead by example and have an interest in helping others. All of the Ambassadors are widely involved in numerous campus activities and are selected based on a challenging application process. The program is comprised of enthusiastic student leaders, both in and out of the classroom, at Charles Drew University.
The mission of the CDU Student Ambassador Program is to provide personalized interaction focused on the enrichment of student growth through service to the institution.
The CDU Student Ambassadors devote their time to support the University's institutional advancement activities in coordination with the Office of the President, the Office of the Dean, the College Of Science and Health, the College of Medicine, the Office of Admissions and Outreach, and the Charles Drew Student Government. CDU Student Ambassadors assist with a wide variety of events, such as, University tours, Graduation Activities, Oath and Honors Ceremony, and other special University occasions.
CDU Student Ambassador Requirements
All eligible candidates must be current part-time or full-time students and are required to turn-in the required application materials. Preferred candidates are outgoing, enthusiastic, possess strong communication skills, and have a desire to provide excellent service to the University. Once selected, all CDU Student Ambassadors must maintain a minimum 2.5gpa every semester and must be trained in University history and service protocol.
CDU Student Ambassador Program Application
Charles Drew Student Government (CDSG)
The Charles Drew Student Government (CDSG) is the official student government organization. The CDSG elects officers from the current student body and appointed program representatives. Students participate in scheduled monthly meetings where they determine budgetary expenditures establish and review student related policies, plan and coordinate events and activities that benefit the entire student body. The members of the CDSG also sit on various University and College of Science and Health policy-making committees, such as the University Budget Committee and the College of Science and Health’s Student Academic Performance Promotion with Judiciary Committee (SAPPJC).
All students pay a one-time student service fee that entitles them to membership in the CDSG organization. This membership allows students to participate in all programs, events and activities that are sponsored or co-sponsored by CDSG.
Student Government Election
The Charles Drew Student Government (CDSG) sponsors a campus-wide student government election during the Spring Semester for the upcoming school year. All currently enrolled College of Science and Health students who are in good standing are eligible to participate in the CDSG election.
Eligibility Requirements for CDSG Candidates: Candidates for an elected office must complete the required nominating application and meet the eligibility requirement as stated in the CDSG By-Laws before candidacy is approved by the Office of Student Affairs.
The CDSG Executive Council consists of nine elected student leaders: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer as well as three members of the college’s SPPCP committee and two members of the Student Affairs Committee. The nine-member CDSG Executive Council and each program’s two student representatives make up the Legislative Council for the Charles Drew Student Government.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC PEER MENTORING PROGRAM (PSPMP)
The Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science Program Specific Peer Mentoring Program (PSPMP) has two missions: (1) To utilize a network of student volunteers to provide support and foster academic growth for all undergraduate and graduate students at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science and (2) To create a community of "students helping students" to achieve and maintain a balance of academic and social success.
- Cultivate a safe, caring, friendly, and fun learning environment.
- Provide a positive and constructive source of encouragement, support and guidance, academically for all students on campus.
- Continually challenge students to improve their interpersonal skills and academic performance.
- To promote professionalism and academic success and to lead by example.
- To provide students with an opportunity to increase their involvement at Charles Drew University.
- To create a sense of accountability within the program, by having mentors take on leadership roles.
What Is the Program Specific Peer Mentoring Program (PSPMP)?
A student governed resource created for incoming and current students, to aid them in getting the most out of their Charles Drew University education. The goal of this student volunteer-based program is to provide support for all undergraduate and graduate students at Charles Drew University. Peer mentoring fosters a safe, friendly and caring learning environment which promotes student success in their specific academic and/or professional areas of study.
What Can PSPM’s Assist You With Here at Charles Drew University?
- One-on-one Mentoring
- Encouragement and strategies for success
- Finding services and resources
- Adjusting to student life
- Information about the surrounding area
- Getting involved!
Who Is A PSPM?
Program Specific Peer Mentors are accomplished upper-year students who serve as role models and represent an important source of information and guidance. They not only help students develop strategies for academic success but they also help them make the “journey to program completion” a pleasant experience. Understanding the unique atmosphere of the Charles Drew campus, Peer Mentors help fellow students find the resources they need in order to have a positive university experience. Peer Mentors volunteer their time and are not tutors but, may offer tutoring hours per approval and guidelines set by the Student and Educational Services Director, Ms. Victoria Franklin, your Program Director, and with agreement between mentors and their mentees.
Who Can become a Mentee?
Anyone! Although there are specific requirements for the Program Specific Mentors, there are NO REQUIREMENTS to become a mentee. Just submit a mentee application with your information and you will be assigned a Mentor.
Project Santa Claus
Date: Saturday, June 6, 2009
Awards Dinners and Banquets
Oath and Honors