Outriggers

Learn About What Outriggers Does!

 

out·rig·ger [definition]-a framework extended outboard from the side of a boat; supporting a float that gives stability.

 

Just like the definition of an “outrigger” states, Outriggers is dedicated to helping others maintain balance and improve all aspects of their organization. Outriggers work by request to develop individualized programs catered to the particular desires of the organization in need.  We develop programs catered towards team building, communication, group dynamics, leadership, and group goals. Requesting Outriggers is a great opportunity to mix up your weekly meeting or add to trainings, retreats, etc. Outriggers serves groups and organizations in the Harrisonburg and JMU community. We provide the opportunity for organizations to recognize and fulfill their highest potential. Ultimately, Outriggers are “Peers Helping Peers Help Themselves.”

 

Here’s how it works:

Outriggers facilitates programs that include hands on activities and in depth discussions. Request a program, and we will create an individualized program for you. Programs generally last between 30-90 minutes. We have helped out in executive meetings, committee meetings, hall meetings, general meetings, after school programs, retreats, sports practices, and many other events.

Fill out the following form online: Online Outriggers Program Request Sheet  to request a program! We ask that you submit a program request at least 10 business days before the requested program date.

We can’t wait to work with you! If you have any questions or comments please contact the Outriggers Program Assistant, Lauren Rowell at outriggers@jmu.edu. Also feel free to stop by our office in Madison Union 320B!

 

Interested in joining our team?

We look for members who…

  • Are willing to help others and learn
  • Enjoy teamwork, communication and leadership
  • Can commit at least 3 semesters
  • Feel comfortable speaking in front of others
  • Enjoy family style organizations

We accept applications in the fall. Following a review of paper applications by all current members and advisors, group and individual interviews will be conducted.

Meet the Outriggers
Lauren Rowell
Lauren Rowell

Internal Affairs Committee Head

Justice Baird
Justice Baird

Workshops Committee Head

Tara Phelan
Tara Phelan

Training Committee Head

Josh Bensink
Josh Bensink

Internal Affairs Committee Head

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson

Workshop Committee Head

Kimmy Ewen
Kimmy Ewen

Program Assistant

Brittney Mason
Brittney Mason

Training Committee Head

Emily Hivick
Emily Hivick
Hannah Pelligrino
Hannah Pelligrino
Rachel Bensink
Rachel Bensink
Jessie Stratton
Jessie Stratton
Joseph Heller
Joseph Heller
Morgan Billingsley
Morgan Billingsley
John Lobdell
John Lobdell
Harry Hudome
Harry Hudome
Ryan Strand
Ryan Strand

Membership/Outreach Committee Head

Lizzet Suarez
Lizzet Suarez
Katie Lese
Katie Lese

Advisor

Jennifer Morgan
Jennifer Morgan

Graduate Assistant

Questions? Contact the Outriggers Program Assistant, Lauren Rowell, at outriggers@jmu.edu or stop into her office hours (Madison Union 320B) during the following times: Monday from 9 to 10 AM or 11:30 am to 12:30 pm; Wednesday from 9 to 10 AM or 11:30 am to 12:30 pm; or Thursday from 11 am to 5 pm.