East Stroudsburg University

Global Week

Global Week is an ESU campus-wide initiative that engages our community in cultural celebration of international traditions, as well as experiential learning in areas of diversity, social justice, and service.

The World Comes to ESU

During the first week in April, ESU brings elements of diversity to life through interactive and engaging programs.

Sample Global Week Schedule

Monday, March 30

Monday, March 30

Chinese Lantern Celebration

7:00 pm

Mary Street Field

Campus Activities Board and Chinese Club

Tuesday, March 31

Empty Bowls

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location TBD

Art + Design and Warrior Food Pantry


Holi: Festival of Color

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Shawnee Quad

DESI Student Organization and Student Engagement


Disability Expo

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Mattioli Recreation Center

Campus Rec & Wellness, Especial Ed & Rehab, OASIS, Autism Speaks U, Council for Exceptional Children

Wednesday, April 1

Multicultural Student Mixer

11:00 – 1:00 pm

Commuter Lounge, University Center

Student Engagement, Center for Multicultural Affairs, MOAB, Commuter Council



The Rise of the “Nones”

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Beers Lecture Hall

Student Engagement, Modern Languages, Philosophy & Religion, and spiritual organizations


Latin Night

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Beers Lecture Hall

Latin American Association, Spanish Club

Thursday, April 2

Cricket Tournament

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Shawnee Quad

DESI Student Organization and Campus Rec & Wellness


The Immigrant Dream: Live Stories from the Members of the Central American Caravan

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Stroud 117

Student Engagement, Center for Multicultural Affairs, Gender & Sexuality Center, Student Government Association, and Political Science Club


To Our Loved Ones

8:00 – 9:00 pm

Shawnee Quad

Black Student Union, Student Engagement

Friday, April 3

Through Their Eyes Conference

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Innovation Center

Special Education & Rehabilitation


Relay for Life

7:00 pm – 7:00 am

Koehler Fieldhouse

Colleges Against Cancer

Saturday, April 4

LBGTQ-PRIDE Conference

8:00 am – 12:30 pm


Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence, Gender & Sexuality Center, Student Engagement


International Festival

4:00 – 6:00 pm

University Center

International Student Organization and African Student Association



7:30 – 10:00 pm

Lower Dansbury

Gender & Sexuality Center and PRIDE

The Global Week logo

Something wrong with the logo? The world is upside down? Good.

Old models of the globe are said to have promoted up/superior and bottom/inferior mentalities, promoting inequality through cartography. For instance, we are used to seeing Latin America and Africa at the bottom, and America and Europe at the top. But why? The world has no up or bottom, it is floating in space, but we often attribute qualities of value because of location.

So what happens if we flip the world around. Is it wrong? Does it feel weird? The point of Global Week is to challenge those preconceived notions we have about equality, social justice and service. Maybe is good to flip our world view upside down and see ourselves through a difference lens.

Each year, the inside of the logo will change to showcase the theme for the year with a brand new design, but preserving the concept and framework of Global Week.

The Way of the Warrior

As part of the ESU community, we are committed to following the “7 Ways of the Warrior.” For this year’s Global Week, we are focusing on one of them: “A Warrior is . . . a Champion of Social Justice.”

Throughout the initiatives this week, and for the rest of the year, as Warriors we thrive each days to find a direct connection between the classroom and the real world. Part of that connection means using our intellect, gifts, and resources to champion equality in areas of need in our communities and around the world.

Global Week Themes

Love Like a Warrior

Be the Change




Global Week is led by the Office of Student Engagement, and includes collaborations from Campus Rec & Wellness and Stony Acres.

Traditional collaborators include Residence Life & Dining, and the Gender & Sexuality Center.

Traditional collaborators include: Autism Speaks U, Campus Activities Board, Christian Fellowship, Colleges Against Cancer, Commuter Council, Council for Exceptional Children, Feminist Alliance, International Student Organization, Jewish Student Organization, Latin American Association, Spanish Club.

Traditional collaborators include: Art + Design, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Religion, Special Education and Rehabilitation, Theatre.

Traditional collaborators include: Career Development Center, Conference Services.

Traditional collaborators include: Aramark, Campus Police, University Relations.

50 years

Enhancing the Warrior Experience!

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