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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 email@example.com.