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AU Student Human Rights Collaboration Committee

The AU Student Human Rights Collaboration Committee (SHRCC) is a prestigious group of highly-qualified graduate and undergraduate student leaders who lead the human rights movement at American University.  The SHRCC works collaboratively across the campus to integrate awareness of human rights into the activities of the seven schools at American University: CAS, KBS, SIS, SOC, SPA, SPExS, and WCL. The SHRCC works in close collaboration with the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law.

The SHRCC is composed of two students from each school (ideally one graduate and one undergraduate), who serve a one-year term from May to April the following year. Members contribute their time, ideas, and leadership abilities over the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters. They meet twice a month to engage in cross-campus dialogues, to create campus-wide human rights activities (including activities in support of the Human Rights Film Series in the Fall, and a week of activities in the Spring), to coordinate an integrated outreach strategy to publicize events and activities (including managing the “Human Rights at AU” portal and calendar), and whatever else they can dream up. All students with a demonstrated commitment to human rights who will be enrolled at AU through April 2014 are encouraged to apply.

In return for their hard work, SHRCC members will have unique opportunities to attend committee-only events, meet with renowned human rights faculty and practitioners, and participate in interactive workshops to develop the skills necessary for human rights careers such as grant writing, public speaking, media training, and more.

Questions? Visit the FAQs page for answers to frequently asked questions. Download the flyer here.

Applications are available for download here (2013 SHRCC Application) and must be submitted by 5pm EST on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 to Center Program Coordinator Whitney Hayes, whayes@wcl.american.edu.