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.
Thank You! Kids’ Food Basket-Huge shout-out to all those who decorated the bags for the Kids’ food basket last week. We delivered the approximately 600 decorated bags on Friday afternoon! We haven’t heard yet […]
Northend Riverside Park Clean-Up-The Honor’s Program’s Service Committee is organizing a Northend Riverside Park clean up this Saturday, October 24th from 11 AM to 1 PM. Any honors students who would like to […]
Help out Circle K!-Ferris State University’s Circle K International is having a fundraiser to raise money for our annual Angels of Action Christmas shopping for families that cannot afford to purchase certain things […]
Service Opportunity – Women’s March!-The organizers of the Women’s March are looking for two different kinds of volunteers: marshals and clean-up crew. A marshal is a volunteer who knows the plan for the day, […]
Adopt-a-Highway Rescheduled for this Sunday-The Honors Student Association’s Service Committee has rescheduled the Adopt-a-Highway clean up originally planned for last week. It will be held on Sunday, October 11 from 11 AM to 1 […]
Adopt-a-Highway Clean Up this Sunday!-The Honors Student Association’s Service Committee is organizing an Adopt-a-Highway clean up on Sunday, October 4 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Carpooling may be available if volunteers agree to […]
Community Garden Clean Up this Friday!-The Honors Student Association’s Service Committee is organizing a Community Garden service project on Friday, October 2 from 3 to 6 PM at Hillcrest Big Rapids Community Garden at 501 […]
Riverwalk Clean Up this Sunday!-The Honors Program’s Service Committee is organizing a Riverwalk clean up this Sunday, September 27 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Any honors students who would like to volunteer should […]
Service Opportunity at Cran-Hill Ranch-Cran-Hill Ranch is holding their annual Fall Clean Up Day on Saturday, September 19 from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Free Lunch is provided! Projects include a full range of […]
Thank You Card Service Opportunity This Summer-The Ferris chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars invites all members of the campus community to participate in their thank you card service project. Participants will thank Spectrum […]
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 […]