FIUTS Facilitators are students who volunteer for FIUTS programs and get experience in leadership, cross-cultural communication, and build international awareness. Facilitators play an important role in Events & Activities, FIUTS International Student Orientation, special event planning, and Education Programs. As a facilitator, you can learn new skills, make friends from around the world, and support FIUTS’ mission to inspire cross-cultural friendship and understanding on campus and in our community. Facilitators can be any UW student, international or local, graduate or undergraduate. The hours that you can serve are flexible, but volunteers are expected to keep their commitments.
By submitting this application you are agreeing to uphold the FIUTS Code of Ethics.
FIUTS CODE OF ETHICS:
The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (Fiuts) is a non-profit organization based at the University of Washington with over 60 years experience enhancing cultural exchange and building international understanding. Our mission is to connect students with local and global communities through programs that build international awareness, cross-cultural communication, and informed leadership. FIUTS is a secular and non-political organization, open to people of all faiths and ideologies who wish to come together in the spirit of compassion, curiosity, and international friendship. As an organization, FIUTS is welcoming, supportive, inclusive, and fun. We value open-mindedness and respect for the richness of cultures around the world.
FIUTS asks that anyone participating in our activities comply with the following guidelines:
- Demonstrate awareness of, sensitivity to, and respect for other values, beliefs, viewpoints, systems, and cultures.
- Recognize their own cultural and value orientations and be aware of how those orientations affect their interactions with people from other cultures.
- Not discriminate with regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, age, political opinion, immigration status, or disability.
- Not proselytize. Proselytizing is defined as unsolicited, coercive, manipulative and/or hidden persuasion that seeks to influence others to adopt another way of thinking, believing or behaving, particularly in relation to religious and political views.
- Not exploit, threaten, coerce or sexually harass others.
- Seek appropriate guidance and direction when faced with ethical dilemmas.
Please help us ensure that FIUTS is a place where international friendships can truly flourish. Let a FIUTS staff or board member know immediately if anyone involved in a FIUTS activity does not respect the above guidelines.
If you prefer to raise your concerns anonymously, please send your concern by mail to FIUTS, Box 352233, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195. To speak with a staff member directly, please call (206) 543-0736 or email email@example.com.