Luminescence is the Washington University Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). On campus, Luminescence chooses and presents its four Monthly Awards.
Luminescence coordinates with CS40 on the Fall Retreat and the Spring Retreat at the beginning of the second semester. The organization also supports leaders through service. In Fall 2015, we raised $261 through our “CandyGrams for a Cause,” to donate to the St. Louis chapter of Big Brother, Big Sister, which gave a high schooler the opportunity to learn about leadership and service.
Luminescence also provides a leadership consulting and facilitation service to the residential community (which will potentially expand to reach all of the student groups across the WashU community). Every member receives rigorous training by SIL and Residential Life staff in order to facilitate problem-solving exercises for groups looking to resolve issues with team building/teamwork, communication, responsibilities, attendance, and much more.At the end of the year, Luminescence judges the CS40 College Council of the Year Competition.
Luminescence also awards the annual Luminescence First Year Scholarship, and the Larissa Malmstadt Distinguished Service Award.This organization is ran by students who are passionate, driven leaders, strive to inspire and help other leaders find their potential, throughout the residential communities and campus of WashU.