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.




Learn more about the mission for Global Week, and the vision behind this year’s theme: JUSTICE.

Global Week Theme

Global Week 2019 Theme : “JUSTICE”

“JUSTICE” as a theme rises from a genuine respect for people and a desire to treat everyone with fairness and appreciationThe members of the Global Week committee—clubs and organizations, professors and staff—present programming that engages in deep conversations about what Justice is, what it has been, and what it should look like.

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.





Sponsoring Global Week 2019 Organizations

Student Activity Association

Global Week is an initiative of the Student Activity Association, led by the Office of Student Engagement.

Campus Rec & Wellness

Student Affairs

Residence Life and Dining

Academic Affairs

Art + Design

Modern Languages, Philosophy and Religion

Special Education and Rehabilitation


Research and Economic Development

Career Development Center

Conference Services

Clubs and Organizations

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



Campus Police

University Relations

For any questions or more information about Global Week, please contact Fernando Alcántar, Director of Student Engagement and Chair of the Global Week committee.

Click here to view the page for Global Week 2018.

Click here to view the page for Global Week 2017.

Click here to view the page for Global Week 2016.