Community Engagement

Community engagement is at the heart of the mission of our Honors Program, as it should be.  The Community engagement requirement for the Honors Program is not just about ensuring that we give back to the Big Rapids and Mecosta County communities, but also about enriching the college experience of our students.

Community engagement inculcates a sense of civic responsibility, provides opportunities to develop intellectual skills by applying them to tangible problems,  and expands students’ ethical and cultural perspectives. Each student in the Honors Program commits to at least 15 hours of community service a semester, some far more.

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Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. MSU Seeks Participants in a Covid Diaries Project - Researchers at Michigan State University seek participants for their MI-COVID-diaries project, which “aims to document what life is like in Michigan during the Coronavirus lockdown and afterwards, as we move […]
Download and Enjoy Honors Student Sean Prusko’s Music for Free! - As a service project in the Honors Program, Sean Prusko created music and made it available for download for free. Check out his most recent house, deep house, dance, and […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteering in the Time of the Coronavirus - Alek Sidorowicz, a Ferris honors student, and his brother Maks, who will be a freshman at Ferris in the fall, have been making a difference in their community. Since the […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Participate in the Big Event Wherever You Are! - Each year, Ferris’s Student Government Association sponsors the Big Event, one of the largest student-led philanthropic events in the state. This year, the Student Government Association encourages you to participate […]
Ferris CLACS Co-brand. Courtesy of Nick Smith from the CLACS office at Ferris State University. Virtual Service and Cultural Event Opportunities! - The CLACS Office at Ferris has a list of many types of virtual opportunities, including service, cultural events, and practical resources to help you get by in difficult times. Check […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Email Letters to Nursing Home Residents - CLACS has created a new service opportunity for Ferris students: writing letters to nursing home residents, who are more prone to loneliness than usual now that they can’t have visitors. […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Make and Donate Reusable Masks! - Hospitals are accepting donations of handmade reusable masks. To support this effort, Joann Fabrics is providing free mask kits and instructions to volunteers. You can find more information on Joann’s […]
Geek Life Logo. Courtesy of the Honors Programming Board at the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Cultural Events and Service Accommodating Social Distancing - Now that we are all practicing social distancing, we have come up with safe and meaningful ways for honors students to fulfill their honors commitments.  Cultural Events  You may do […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Local Middle School Needs Volunteers for a School Dance and Activity Night! - The Morley Stanwood Middle School seeks 20 volunteers to help with their Middle School Dance and Activity Night to be held on March 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM in […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteers Needed for On-Campus March 5 Event! - MiCareerQuest, a career exploration event for high school students, has an urgent need for volunteers. The event takes place in Ewigleben Sports Complex on Thursday, March 5 from 6:30 AM […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Big Rapids Travel Basketball Needs Volunteers for this weekend's home game - Big Rapids Travel Basketball is looking for some volunteers to assist with their home game this weekend – 2/22/2020 They need individuals to assist with: Collecting admission fee Keeping the […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Homeschool Cooperative Service Opportunity - Lighthouse Homeschool Co-op is a Christian group of homeschoolers that meet together for classes on Tuesdays, 9a.m. until noon, at Christ’s Harvest Ministries. They are seeking one or two volunteers […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. CLACS Service Listing for February 7 -  CLACS Service Listing  02/07/2020  Spring Career & Internship Fair  Volunteers are needed to help at the Spring Career & Internship Fair on February 20th. Sign up at  https://ferris.presence.io/form/volunteer-sign-up-spring-2020-career-internship-fair-feb-20-2020 SafeRide  Help […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity at the Quad! - The Quad seeks volunteers for their Kids Festival on January 23 5 – 8 PM. Volunteers will help run games. If you are interested, please contact Alicia Lockerby at alicialockerby@ferris.edu.

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