The FIT Meditation Space is located on the seventh floor of the Dubinsky Student Center (Room A-746), and was created to provide a spiritually calm, warm, and supportive space for FIT students. It invites students from all backgrounds and cultures to meditate, pray, reflect, or simply to take time to be still. Personally, I love to relax in between classes and take time to reflect on my week and manifest positivity in my life.
Meditation Space Guidelines
The Meditation Space is intended for currently enrolled students and is intended for individual use only. In other words, this space may not be used for any organized group activity or meetings.
Hours of access are from 9AM-6PM, Monday through Friday. The room will remain unlocked and accessible during this time. The Space is closed on weekends, college holidays, and academic term breaks. Visitors must adhere to the following guidelines:
• Sign the Guest User log upon entry
• Remove your shoes upon entry and place them in the provided shoe rack
• Any bags or backpacks should be placed into the cubbies provided
• Do not use this room as a lounge, study room, a meeting room, or for other purposes
• Do not use this space to sleep
• No items are to be removed from the room save for your own personal belongings
• Users are asked to leave the room in the same condition as it was in prior to use
• Silence and mutual respect are expected at all times; music is to be listened to through earphones or earplugs with all musical devices (e.g., iPods, MP3 players, etc.)
• Food and beverages are not permitted in the meditation space
• Cell phone use in space is for emergency use only; cell phones must be placed on silent upon entry
• Candles, burning oils, incense, or any other flammable items are not permitted in the meditation space
As many students wonder what actually happens during the week at FIT, the Department of Student Life gives all students a great breakdown of different events and activities going on, day by day! Each Sunday, “This Week @ FIT” provides plenty of information on things going on around campus. As a great intro into Week of Welcome, here is the daily get-down around town, or campus that is..
Tuesday, January 30
DECA’s Bake Sale | Sponsored by FIT Collegiate DECA 9am-5pm | David Dubinsky Student Center, Lobby
Come support FIT Collegiate DECA in their efforts to raise money for their annual competition! We will be selling baked goods to sweeten up your day!
Stalking Awareness | Sponsored by the Campus Anti-Violence Education Group and the Security Advisory Committee 12-2pm | David Dubinsky Student Center Lobby
January is Stalking Awareness Month! The New York Police Department will be in theDubinsky Lobby on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 12:00-2:00 pm to share tips and tricks for staying safe in the city. Learn different ways to stay safe and about resources on and off campus. This event is sponsored by the Campus Anti-Violence Education Group in collaboration with the Security Advisory Committee.
Gospel Choir Bake Sale | Sponsored by the FIT Gospel Choir 12-4pm| David Dubinsky Student Center, Lobby
Stop by the Dubinsky Lobby to grab a sweet treat and support the FIT Gospel Choir!
Welcome Week Ticket Sale; First Come, First Served! Stop by the David Dubinsky Student Center, 7th Floor Room A724 starting at 1:15pm to 2pm (or until tickets are sold) to buy tickets for the Broadway show Hello, Dolly! starring Bernadette Peters on Thursday, February 1st @ 7pm for $30/ea. Exact change/cash only and FIT ID is required (each ID can buy two tickets and non-FIT guests are permitted). Please contact Allie Carter at email@example.com for any questions or more information.
BSU “For the Cuture” Model Casting | Sponsored by the Black Student Union 1-2pm | David Dubinsky Student Center, A734 FIT’s Black Student Union is hosting model castings for their 2018 “For the Culture” runway presentation. Models must bring heels to walk in and come prepared with measurements known.
We all wondered if roommate horror stories are true, and the reality is, they can be! Here are a few tips to get all of you prospective students prepared for selecting a roommate…
1. New/entering students are able to choose from our three residence halls on 27th street: Alumni, Coed, and Nagler. Research the halls, and figure out which one best fits your preferences.
2. Selecting roommate(s) increases the chances of choosing your preferred accommodation. It is to your advantage to have the roommate with the earliest selection date/time choose a room type. So don’t be afraid to reach out on Facebook after you are confirmed for housing!
3. Once a room type is selected, all mutually selected roommates will automatically be assigned. Students eligible for room selection can use Advanced Roommate Search to find other students seeking roommates. Use of this feature is strongly encouraged as there is an advantage to selecting roommate(s). If you do not choose a roommate, one will randomly be assigned.
4. Be sure to completely fill out your MyHousing assessment that will gather information about your living preferences to help find a right match for you.
5. Don’t be afraid to get social – we all have have had to get used to new surroundings, don’t let your shyness get in the way of making connection with people during your roommate search!
As a student leader, I cannot express how rewarding it is to serve the FIT community and positively create opportunities and change for students of all walks of life. Whether a prospective student or a current student, I believe getting involved on campus as a leader will give you the skills you need to become a successful business professional, scholarly student and a better person as a whole.
The overall vision of the Leadership Ambassador (LA) team of paraprofessionals is to work with the Counselor for Leadership Programs in the Department of Student Life to create intentional opportunities for students to learn what it means to lead at FIT and in their community. Students with limited involvement seeking to get more involved are encouraged to apply, as well as students who have demonstrated a commitment to student leadership who would like to share their knowledge with their peers.
Some of the duties of a Leadership Ambassador include:
Assist with facilitating leadership education trainings and presentations as ambassadors of the Department of Student Life as needed.
Serve as Student Facilitators on Leadership Weekends (occurs in September and February).
Complete a leadership project based on personal interests in the New York City community and present to college.
Assist in the development of leadership events, service-learning initiatives, and civic engagement opportunities.
Advance communication and marketing efforts for Leadership Programs. This may include the use of social media, websites, promotional tables, and personal communication.
Assist in the recruitment of future Leadership Ambassadors.
Report to the Counselor for Leadership Programs in the Department of Student Life at FIT, and attend all trainings, events, and meetings related to the position.
Support administrative tasks and planning for leadership programs.
It is important to note that the following requirements:
Must have a cumulative college GPA of 3.0.
Must be in good standing in FIT Student Conduct System.
Must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at FIT for the duration of the 2017-2018 academic year.
“Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership…” Dee Hock
This past weekend I had the privilege to attend the exhilarating Leadership Weekend, put on by FIT Student Life and Student Association! I would like to say… anyone can be a leader – get involved, take action for the greater good, and most importantly make connections.
I learned so much this weekend – about myself, and how to work with others! If you are a perspective student, FIT encourages student involvement. This is another reason to apply to the Fashion Institute of Technology !
I challenge current FIT students to apply for the Spring Leadership Weekend! An information session will be held January 25th from 1:00-2:00 PM in Room A721. Find out more information about the Leadership Weekend here, or contact Christina Ferrari at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the Student Life office in A713!