The GSA is a Northwestern campus leader in organizing and conducting service events for the University and greater Chicago/Evanston communities. Our yearly events are described below.
The GSA 5K/10K is an annual race typically held in May at the NU lakefill and brings together students and staff across the NU campus. In addition to the race, there is breakfast, lunch, race prizes, and raffle prizes. This year, the race will benefit Girls on the Run, a non-profit that works to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles. Also, the first 100 runners to register will receive a free T-shirt! New this year: you can now register as a TEAM and have the chance to win fun team prizes (think: most creative costumes, fastest group time, etc.). We are also looking for volunteers to make this event as awesome as possible (runners and non-runners welcome)! All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and breakfast before the race. Register here!
Fairy Tale Trails
The GSA participated in the Women’s Club of Evanston’s highly successful Fairy Tale Trail. Students were provided with costumes by Women’s Center volunteers and entertained children in themed rooms of the trail. We had a wide range of characters to play this year, from a cow to a jungle bird to Prince Charming. The children were incredibly excited to be there, and the event raised funds for the Women’s Club. GWAN and GSA student volunteers ended the evening with dinner at Joy Yee’s Noodles. Thanks to all of our volunteers!
Photos From Past GSA Service Events
Other Service Opportunities
- Team up with Campus Kitchens to prepare meals and serve food to people in need
- Help out at the annual ArtsFest event with Northwestern Community Development Corps (NCDC)
- Check out Chicagovolunteer.net or Chicago Cares