CSU Model United Nations
c/o Clayton State University
Department of Social Sciences
2000 Clayton State Blvd
Morrow, GA 30260
Darrell Campbell, Head Delegate
Dr. Karen Young, Faculty Advisor
The Clayton State University (CSU) Model United Nations
program is an academic based student program which includes
a community of scholars, both student & faculty, with a focus on
leadership, academic excellence and service to the community.
Several of the goals of the program include the ability to provide
an innovative, advanced educational experience to academically
talented students and to prepare these students to function
in leadership and service roles.
WHO WE ARE
The Clayton State University (CSU) Model United Nations program is an academic based student program which includes a community of scholars, both student & faculty, with a focus on leadership, academic excellence and service to the community.( 5144) The program is built around a one or two semester course load, the first being SOCI 4800/Model United Nations which takes place during fall semester, and the second being SOSC4800/Model United Nations Phase II, which meets during spring semester. In general, if the Model UN Team will be attending a conference in November of fall semester or January of spring semester, the SOCI 4800 course will take place in the fall. The SOSC 4800 course is offered every spring semester as this course involves the CSU Model UN Team conducting their research in preparation to attend the annual National Model United Nations conference which takes place at the United Nations in New York City every spring semester.
Many of the essential elements covered in the SOCI 4800 and the SOSC 4800 involve student participation in extensive research, public speaking, technical writing, gaining diplomacy and problem-solving skills, and developing the teamwork skills necessary to function together as a cohesive unit at the conference while representing a designated nation.
At the 2013 conference the CSU Model UN Team represented the Republic of Togo and at the 2014 conference they represented the Republic of Mali.
Several of the goals of the program include the ability to provide an innovative, advanced educational experience to academically talented students and to prepare these students to function in leadership and service roles.
WHAT WE DO
The Clayton State University Model United Nations program prepares students to attend the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in New York City during the spring semester of each academic year, but to also attend other selected conferences throughout the year as well. The NMUN conference actively promotes civic engagement and multiculturalism among student members who attend from all over the world. When these students come together at the conference, they jointly work toward the promotion of peace and security, human rights, improving the environment, issues of food & hunger, protection and elevation of women and children worldwide, economic and social development, and the understanding of globalization in their community, in their nation, and in the world at-large.
They return home to use these skills in their campus community, in larger surrounding communities and in the nation. Finally, the students gain valuable skill sets for the successful use in the peaceful resolution of conflicts whether they occur at the student’s home campus, in the surrounding community, in the region, or in the state.