What is a DUG?
A Departmental Undergraduate Group (DUG) is a group of concentrators that aims to create a sense of community within their concentration. DUGs help students make and strengthen connections with other concentrators, professors, and concentrator alums; provide a means for first- and second-year students to explore various concentrations; and enable concentrators to explore potential career opportunities and pathways related to their field(s) of study.
Concentation advisors & Directors of Undergraduate Studies: Here is the slide deck about DUGs, presented at the DUS lunch meeting on September 23, 2019.
What do DUGS do?
DUGs organize events ranging from study breaks for concentrators, meals or teas with faculty members, field trips to relevant sites (such as museums or documentary screenings), panels with guest speakers, workshops with alumni, capstone/thesis celebrations, movie nights, and more! (For help with event planning, visit the SAO Event Planning Guide or email the DUG Coordinators at email@example.com.)
Additionally, most concentrations expect that a member of the DUG will be at their table for the Concentration Fair for sophomores. The Fair this semester is on Wednesday, October, 23, 2019 at 7:00pm in Sayles Hall.
How do I get involved with a DUG?
First, check the Focal Point website to see if your department has a DUG with a website--DUG student leaders are listed at the end of the description of the concentration. If a DUG doesn’t exist in your department, you should start one yourself!
DUG Program Overall Learning Goals:
- Facilitate building relationships among prospective concentrators, current concentrators, and faculty within a concentration.
- Provide meaningful academic and personal experiences through diverse and innovative student-centered programming.