Global Lounge network and membership

If you're part of a club and/or organization with a global or intercultural focus, you are invited to join the Global Lounge network.

The Global Lounge has really had a huge impact on the Africaon Africa Awareness Initiative this year. It's provided a physical space for us, our events and has given us the resources to make a lot of our events successful. The Global Lounge has impacted me personally too because it is a place for me to meet people who care about the world and what happens in it. I had the opportunity to learn about world events, making me a better global citizen.


Whether it's finding a venue, reaching a contact, or learning about avenues for funding, the Global Lounge responds to my inquiries with flexibility, openness, and a sincere interest in making things possible

Tarini, WUSC

Structure of the Global Lounge Network

Clubs and organizations that comprise the Global Lounge network are separated into committees, each of which are responsible for organizing a particular aspect of Global Lounge programming. 

The Global Lounge committees include:

International Development Committee

  • Arrange for events for the members of the Global Lounge network such as holiday socials and end of year events
  • Plan and execute the annual International Development Week, hosted during the first week of February
  • Plan and manage passive programming projects that will enhance dialogue and collaboration within the space
Additional responsibilities outside of work would include helping with preparation for events.

Intercultural Committee


  • Work with clubs to enable intercultural  dialogue and programming such as Global Cafés
  • Creatively build community, encouraging intercultural and interfaith exchanges within the space

Sustainability Committee


  • Work collaboratively with other clubs to plan and host events surrounding sustainability
  • Creatively build community and encourage learning and dialogue for sustainable practices/activities  

Additional responsibilities outside of work would include helping with preparation for events.

Anti-racism Committee


  • Work collaboratively with other clubs/organizations to plan and host events surrounding anti-racism 
  • Creatively build community and encourage learning and dialogue for racial justice 

Additional responsibilities outside of work would include helping with preparation for events.

Membership requirements

Making a positive impact is often hard to do alone. The Global Lounge offers your organization resources, and an opportunity to collaborate with others through workshops and social events.

Global Lounge Network membership requirements

  • Nominate one representative – a Global Lounge Officer - to attend Network meetings and be a part of a Global Lounge Network committee. The Global Lounge Officer must be part of your club’s executive team as this provides a greater opportunity for information transfer.
  • Global Lounge Officers and club or organization president must attend and complete the Global Lounge Orientation requirements.
  • Collaborate with other members of the network on an event or initiative within your committee. If an event is not possible, other collaborations may be considered.
  • Actively engage through the Global Lounge Hub on Canvas
  • Attend at least one Global Cafe or virtual Global Lounge event.
  • Acknowledge Global Lounge membership in any publications or advertising materials.
  • Actively provide feedback and assessment to improve Global Lounge programs.
  • Attend and complete Global Lounge Network Training in September with the club President.
  • Actively provide feedback for the improvement of Global Lounge operations

President and Global Lounge Officer responsibilities

Complete the asynchronous and synchronous components to the Global Lounge Orientation by the end of September, meaning you must complete scheduled and non-scheduled components.

The asynchronous components will be provided in the beginning of September. The synchronous component will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2020. The training will include:

  • Opportunity to connect with all other members

  • Find out about Global Lounge  – the what, when, where, why and who

  • Find out about expectations and event calendar for the year

  • Improve teamwork and leadership skills

Membership Benefits

  • Connection to community and a network of like-minded student leaders.
  • Access to the new Global Lounge Professional Development Grant to fund your participation in workshops, conferences and other training opportunities in line with the Global Lounge Mandate.
  • Access to Global Lounge communications and marketing channels through our social media and newsletter to further your clubs outreach and promotion.
  • Resume building experience and access to a reference and/or letter of experience from the Program Advisor, if  you are an active network member.
  • Priority access to the Global Fund to fund your club or personal initiatives.

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