If you are a member of one or more of the Registered Student Organizations at Ferris State University, this site has all the information you need to keep your organization registered and to be successful at Ferris.
When an RSO is started, the president is given an RSO Handbook. The RSO Handbook has all the rules and policies the organization must follow to be an organization on campus. The RSO Handbook is reviewed each summer and the changes are announced at the RSO Presidents' Meeting.
To be in good standing with the Office of Student Leadership & Activities, the president must update the OrgSync profile each semester and attend the Presidents' Meeting.
The spring 2013 Presidents' Meetings will be held:
11am and 6pm on Thursday, January 24th
The spring Treasurer's Meeting will be held:
7pm on Thursday, January 24th
11am on Tuesday, January 29th
Attend if your group may be requesting funds from Finance Division.
All meetings are held in the Rankin Dome Room
OrgSync: Student Organization Management Software
Our office is currently using OrgSync to manage the student organizations on campus. We have created a Complete OrgSync Guide to help student leaders and faculty/staff advisors understand some of the uses of the software. The Complete OrgSync Guide includes sections on user account creation, submitting RSO Update Forms, and creating a Co-Curricular Transcript. Click here to see some of the benefits of using OrgSync as a student leader.
Your organization has the chance to win Five-Star, Four-Star, and Three-Star award recognition. These awards are presented to Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) who have displayed positive progress in furthering the University's mission of innovative teaching and learning. The Five-Star Award is the highest distinction an RSO can receive.
If your organization or department would like to sponsor a Five-Star Event, please review the criteria and complete the Five-Star Application.
Every Ferris student pays a $20 Student Activity Fee each semester, a portion of which is then allocated for student programs by the Finance Division of Student Government. Any RSO in good standing with the Office of Student Leadership & Activities and the Finance Division is eligible to apply for programming funds to implement campus activities. These can include concerts, conferences, dances, fundraising events, service projects, speakers, and other campus activities for the students. The Finance Division meets bi-weekly during the Fall and Spring semesters, and monthly in the Summer as needed.
To apply for funds or to become a member of the Finance Division, visit the Student Government's website or call 231-591-2611.
Leadership & Organization Consultation
Student organizations and their advisors are welcome to contact the Office of Student Leadership & Activities for advise on leadership and organization issues. The Director and Assistant Director are experienced in issues related to budgeting, conflict resolution, event planning, fundraising, goal setting, motivation, recruitment, University policies, and other subjects. Individual meetings are available upon request.
National Conference on Student Leadership DVDs: The Office of Student Leadership & Activities has three DVDs available for rental to student organizations. The DVDs are around 30 minutes long, and have the topics of creating active members, how to run a business meeting, and not being a hazing organization.
RSO Student Leader Workshops. Throughout the year, the Student Leadership & Activities will provide leadership training for student leaders on campus. The topics of these sessions vary and the workshops are normally once a month. Check the Campus Calendar or the OrgSync Calendar for specific dates and times.
TIPS Training. TIPS for the University is a dynamic peer intervention, skills training program designed specifically for students. It does not lecture students, but educates them by developing their people skills and building on their concern for friends' well-being and safety. This is a 3 hour training session and has to be scheduled at least a month in advance. The cost is free to student organizations if it is not a judicial sanction.
Registered Student Organization Search
To find a RSO, type in the name in the search bar, select the first letter of the organization, or select a category below.