Student Activity Association

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.

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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