April 5, 2017:
Ronald McDonald House Volunteer Effort: Members of SORO assembled "grab-n-go" breakfast bags and created encouragement cards for families at the Ronald McDonald House in Morgantown.
April 1, 2017:
Roundtable Discussion: SORO leaders presented a roundtable discussion at the Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Conference at Ball State University.
February 25, 2017:
Grassroots Advocacy Presentation: SORO members hosted a round table discussion WVU Graduate and
Professional Student Leadership Conference today about Grassroots
February 4, 2017:
Scarf Distribution: SORO members distributed scarves and other winter accessories downtown.
January 21, 2017:
Million Women March: Join SORO members to show strength, power, and courage in this human rights march.
December 2, 2016:
"13th" Documentary Viewing: Join SORO members in watching and discussing the "13th", a documentary centered on race in the U.S. criminal justice system.
November 14 - December 16, 2016:
Winter Accessories Drive: SORO is collecting winter accessories (gloves, scarves, hats) to distribute to those in need in the Morgantown community.
November 7 - December 2, 2016:
Basic Needs Drive: In honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, SORO members are collecting basic necessities to distribute to Bartlett House in Morgantown and NCWVCA in Fairmont.
October 12, 2016:
White Privilege: Brandon Webb and Dr. Atiba Ellis discussed what white privilege is and how the history of oppression has affected voting rights as part of WVU's annual diversity week events.
September 7, 2016:
Meet & Greet Event: Are you interested in becoming more involved in events to
promote social justice, diversity, and outreach at WVU and in the surrounding community?
Come and meet the current members of SORO and learn about upcoming event details!
April 15, 2016:
Out of the Darkness Walk
: Students participated in this event to support suicide prevention on the first-ever
Out of the Darkness Walk on campus.
April 8, 2016:
Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Conference: Students presented a symposium
on "Demystifying Human Trafficking in the United States" for fellow counseling psychology
students and faculty. They also presented a poster on our group, SORO, and proposed
a social justice/advocacy piece for refugees.
March 8, 2016:
Club Presentation: Students met with rotary club members and "spoke out"
about the SORO initiatives completed and planned for in the future.
January 30, 2016:
Winter Accessory Distribution - Students distributed the scarfs and other winter
accessories that were collected to various neighborhoods within Morgantown.
January 16, 2016:
Syrian Refugee Resettlement Meeting - Students attended a Syrian Refugee resettlement
meeting to learn about ways to assist in advocacy, outreach, volunteer opportunities,
and delegated tasks to prepare to house refugees in our community.
December 10, 2015:
Movie Night - Students watched "Miss Representation" and discussed issues with
gender roles, stereotypes, and representation of women in society through social
October 18, 2015:
Lobby Day - Students participated in lobbying for mental health issues and advocating
for social justice in Charleston, WV.
October 3, 2015:
Poster Presentation - at West Virginia Psychological Association Conference
September 11th, 2015:
SORO Social - Bowling night in the Mountainlair
July 25-31, 2015:
Appalachian Prison Book Drive - A portion of all money spent using our event
coupon at Barnes and Noble will be donated to the Appalachian Prison Book Project.
Paperback book donations are also being collected!
January - March 2015:
Scarf Drive - Warm clothing accessories are being collected and displayed downtown
to meet the needs of the homeless and raise awareness about the challenges faced
by individuals of low SES in the winter.