Each of us has a story, firmly planted in the ground of our personal values, which makes us who we are. When we are brave enough to share these experiences, something spectacular happens.
As we come together as students and openly express our beliefs and backgrounds, prejudice, bigotry, and ignorance dissipate. We begin to see each other and our world in a different light; together, our stories make a clearer picture of ourselves and our university.
The purpose of The Grace A. Tanner Center’s student story project ties into the center’s mission--to discuss “the full range of values... pertinent to the human condition.” Here, you can learn of experiences from all over SUU campus shared through art, photography, audio, and the written word.
On this page, you'll find various resources created for instructors who would like to incorporate the Tanner Center Student Story Project as an assignments in their courses.
Assignment Guidelines: Guidelines for the instructor and students, including information on the current year's theme
Resources: Additional content that supports the assignment and theme
Media Release: Each student that wishes to have their story shared online must sign this form
Before sending student stories, make sure they include:
- Name and major
- At least 200 words (description if not a written story)
- At least one high quality photo (600x315 or 1200x630)
- Media Release (if story is to be considered for publication on the site)
*Note: All media content should be individually attached to the email
Send stories to email@example.com
Submissions based on the 2020 theme, "Building Cultures of Meaning," will be accepted until March 1, 2022.