During April 12thand 14th, San Diego State students had the opportunity to take part in the Aztec Unification Project (AUP). The project is a two-day service event which incorporates a day for training and a day for service. Students have the opportunity to work with other student organizations on campus in order to better the community. Community service is something that this campus advocates to the fullest extent and the AUP represents the core of what community service means to SDSU.
The three student organizations that participated were the Muslim Student Association, Hispanic Business Student Association, and Alpha Phi Omega. The Muslim Student Association is a cultural organization on campus that values the traditions and values of the Muslim culture. The Hispanic Business Student Association is one of the most prominent organizations within the College of Business and recently won awards at the past Future Rising Business Leader Banquet. Alpha Phi Omega is a service and support organization on campus that emphasizes service and support to the community.
The service event for the AUP was Sharon’s Ride Run Walk. Sharon’s Ride Run Walk for Epilepsy is one of the largest epilepsy awareness events in the United States. The event was created to honor Sharon Rosenfeld, a nurse and teacher who worked to better the lives of individuals with epilepsy. These outstanding student organizations served throughout all stages of the event. They helped check in all the participants and helped serve them lunch. The students also volunteered at the water station, properly hydrating all the participants. The AUP is one of the most fulfilling opportunities that an organization can participate in on this campus. If you are interested in bettering the community while forming new friendships with your fellow Aztecs, visit our site http://www.sll.sdsu.edu/leadership/aup.html. Make sure to sign up and leave your legacy as an Aztec!