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RSOs Have It All

Student organizations give opportunity for action

by Published: Sep 11, 2013

Fighting Cancer One Step at a Time: Students and faculty participate in last year’s Relay for Life walk. This event is put on each year by Ferris’ Colleges Against Cancer chapter. Torch File Photo

Fighting Cancer One Step at a Time: Students and fac­ulty par­tic­i­pate in last year’s Relay for Life walk. This event is put on each year by Ferris’ Colleges Against Cancer chap­ter.
Torch File Photo

Every par­ent and adviser will tell a stu­dent to get involved and Ferris has plenty of oppor­tu­ni­ties to do just that.

Student orga­ni­za­tions of all types are avail­able at Ferris: Greek, busi­ness, enter­tain­ment, mul­ti­cul­tural and many more. Behind every event is a group of stu­dents work­ing hard to bring some cul­ture and excite­ment to Ferris.

There are dif­fer­ent orga­ni­za­tions to address every need or niche. Some serve as exten­sions of a field of study for fur­ther edu­ca­tion, while oth­ers serve as entirely new and dif­fer­ent realms for learn­ing and explo­ration. All of them pro­vide an oppor­tu­nity for growth and meet­ing new, dif­fer­ent people.

There are many orga­ni­za­tions active in mul­ti­cul­tural and social areas. The Hispanic Student Organization is lead­ing the uni­ver­sity in cel­e­brat­ing Hispanic Heritage Month, and Black Leaders Aspiring for Critical Knowledge is always active on campus.

Ferris also has a Habitat for Humanity chap­ter as well as a Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) chapter.

“Although we all come from dif­fer­ent places, we all have the same des­ti­na­tion; see­ing an end to can­cer dur­ing our lives,” Colleges Against Cancer President John Letherer said.

CAC also assists with Relay for Life every year, and this year is peti­tion­ing for a smoke-free campus

The College of Business boasts a num­ber of suc­cess­ful stu­dent orga­ni­za­tions, many of which are open to stu­dents in many fields. One such orga­ni­za­tion is the Ferris chap­ter of the American Marketing Association (AMA).

“This year’s theme is ‘Make It Happen.’ As a team we want to pro­mote per­sonal and pro­fes­sional growth. We accom­plish this by pro­vid­ing lead­er­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties and hands-on expe­ri­ence with pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment, com­mu­nity ser­vice and fundrais­ing,” AMA President Samantha Lantvit said.

AMA is a five star orga­ni­za­tion open to all orga­ni­za­tions. It reg­u­larly com­petes with other col­leges in the United States, and is famil­iar to any­one with classes in the College of Business.

Self-improvement is an ele­ment of every orga­ni­za­tion, whether it is event-planning of Entertainment Unlimited or the phys­i­cal fit­ness of a club sport. For those who believe sharp dress­ing is impor­tant, there is Student Fashion Alliance (SFA).

“SFA is a very laid back and fun stu­dent orga­ni­za­tion whose goal is to ser­vice the stu­dents of Ferris State University with remark­able Fashion advice for what­ever motive is nec­es­sary,” SFA President Vincent Knight said.

SFA also gives cloth­ing to the home­less, holds fash­ion work­shops at their Tuesday meet­ings and co-host a fash­ion show with the International Student Organization at the end of October.

Regardless of the inter­est, there’s a way for most itches to be scratched. For a bet­ter idea of how to bet­ter them­selves and get involved on cam­pus, stu­dents can eas­ily search fer​ris​.orgsync​.com/​S​e​a​r​c​h​O​rgs.