Get Involved and Make the Difference
College is about expanding one’s horizons-both in and out of the classroom. One of the most fulfilling ways to experience college life is to participate in student government, campus committees, intercollegiate athletics, or in one of the many clubs and organizations offered. All students are urged to get involved and make the most of the opportunities already here.
Mission Statement of Student Leadership & Engagement
Student Leadership and Engagement will strive to support a vibrant learning community by engaging students in activities and leadership. The office supports the mission of Ferrum College by the following: the intentional development of student leaders in a leadership program; facilitation of a diverse calendar of events that will enhance and compliment the curriculum and co-curriculum; support clubs and organizations that not only involve, but attempts to engage students, and promotes service learning. Create student center space where students may spend quality time and serves as a learning resources center for student leaders.
The Student Leadership and Engagement Office supports the mission of Ferrum College through the following: a well developed calendar of events; wide variety of programs focusing on the openness of one’s social life; supporting more than 50 clubs and organizations offering opportunities for intellectual discovery and spirituality outside of the classroom in an effort to increase the overall student satisfaction with the services provided by this office.
Clubs & Activities
- Accounting Club – Open to all students interested in accounting. Contact Student Leadership & Engagement, extension 4441.
- Agriculture Club – Open to all students interested in agriculture, this group sponsors events each year including a number of field trips. Contact Ms. Nancy Brubaker, extension 6946.
- Art Club – Open to all students with an interest in the arts. Activities include on-campus art related programs and events and off-campus gallery and museum trips. Contact Mr. David Eichelberger, extension 4518.
- Chemistry Club – An organization of students, faculty, and staff interested in chemical and biological sciences. Although it is not required of Chemistry Club members, the American Chemical Society offers students a discounted student membership rate. Contact Dr. Maria Puccio, extension 4238.
- Computer Information Systems – Serves to provide information technology and computer management to the community. It encourages high standards of competence and promotes professional attitudes among its members. Open to all students interested in computer sciences. Contact Dr. Taiwo Ajani, extension 4381.
- Criminal Justice Club – The goal and purpose of this club is to promote, improve, and encourage high standards of ethical conduct, professional training, and higher education within the criminal justice field and to provide a unified voice for students of criminal justice in all matters of professional concerns. Furthermore, this organization provides the foundation for the Ferrum College Chapter of The American Criminal Justice Association-Lambda Alpha Epsilon. Contact Dr. David Nicholson, extension 4507.
- ENACTUS (formerly SIFE) – ENACTUS offers students the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise. ENACTUS teams teach important concepts through educational outreach projects, including market economics, entrepreneurship, personal and financial success, and business ethics to better themselves and their communities. Contact Student Leadership & Engagement, extension 4441.
- English Club – An organization of students, faculty, and staff interested in literature and communication. Members go to area events of interest and sponsor a book collection project and an Amnesty International group, among other activities. Contact Mr. John Carey, extension 4356.
- Health & Human Performance Majors Club (HHP) – To further the exchange of information and cooperation between members to promote health and fitness knowledge and to conduct club programs and activities to advance general interest and welfare of health and physical activity in the student body and community. Contact Dr. Shannon Hardwicke, extension 4385.
- Minds-n-Medicine – Open to all students interested in the medical field. Contact Dr. Katie Goff, extension 4468.
- No Labels – A dynamic, educational, experiential, and learning group open to Political Science majors and other interested students, faculty, and staff. This group is committed to active citizenship by promoting politics, community building and outreach programs. Contact Dr. Edmond Hally, extension 4249, or Dr. Sandra Via, extension 4394.
- Philosophy Club – The Ferrum College Philosophy Club is an organization of philosophy students and students interested in philosophy, which coordinates various activities such as the Ferrum College Philosophy Journal and Ferrum College Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, and also allows for a student voice within the Philosophy Department as a whole. Contact Dr. Jack Corvin, Jr., extension 4526 or Dr. Gary Angel, extension 4343.
- Pre-Law Club – This student run organization creates a forum for Ferrum students with law school ambitions to come together and work together toward their common goal. It will assist in the law school admission process. It will seek help from outside Ferrum College from alumni, current law school students, recent law school graduates and other qualified individuals. Contact Ms. Betsy Smith, extension 4270.
- Psychology Club — Sigma Psi Delta (ΣΨΔ)– Society for psychology. This group provides educational and service experiences for people interested in psychology. Contact Dr. Angie Dahl, extension 4404 or Dr. Megan St. Peters, extension 6947.
- Recreation Club – For students whose major or minor is in Recreation and Leisure or those considering it along with Outdoor Recreation as a career option. This club sponsors numerous activities and assists members in attending professional conferences and workshops. Contact Dr. Dan Caston, extension 4442.
- Russian Club – Welcomes interest and membership from any Ferrum College student. The club attends performances highlighting Russian art, song, dance, culture, and speakers. Club members also become familiar with traditional Russian songs and dances, Russian arts and crafts, present performances, and hold workshops on these topics. Contact Ms. Rachel Stauffer, extension 4331.
- Social Work Club – An active social and volunteer service organization designed to facilitate camaraderie and dedication to community. Social Work majors and all interested students are encouraged to join. Traditionally, elections are held in the fall semester. Contact Ms.Jennie West, extension 4406.
- Spanish Club – To enhance and stimulate awareness of Hispanic cultures and interests. Contact Dr. Patricia Suppes, extension 4358.
- Student Virginia Education Association – Gives pre-service teachers opportunities for professional involvement with other students and practicing teachers to advance the understanding and practice of public education. Contact Dr. Nancy Bradley, extension 4395.
- Chrysalis – A literary and graphic arts magazine produced by students using desktop publishing programs including PageMaker and Photoshop. Chrysalis sponsors monthly Coffee Houses for students, faculty and staff to perform poetry and music. If you enjoy creating poetry, short stories, photography, or artwork then this is for you. Contact Dr. Katherine Grimes, extension 4264.
- Iron Blade – The student-run newspaper gives students practical experience in all aspects of newspaper journalism, including digital photography and desktop publishing. Academic credit available and editors gets stipends. Contact Mr. Timothy Thornton, extension 4329.
- FerrumRadio.com – This webcast station broadcasts daily from its Fitness Center studio and is managed and staffed by students. Membership is by interview and training is provided to new personnel. Contact Dr. Karl Roeper, extension 4238.
- Alpha Chi (ΑΧ) – National Honor Society for juniors and seniors. Membership by invitation. Alpha Chi also works with students as they apply for prestigious scholarships and fellowships. Contact Dr. Katherine Grimes, extension 4264.
- Alpha Delta Mu (AΔM) – National Honor Society for undergraduate Social Work majors who qualify academically. Membership by invitation in April.
- Alpha Mu Gamma (ΑΜΓ)– National Honor Society for foreign languages. The society serves to recognize outstanding achievement in foreign language study and is represented on campus by the Gamma Omicron Chapter. Membership by invitation. Contact Student Leadership & Engagement Team, extension 4441.
- Alpha Psi Omega (ΑΨΩ) – National Theatre Honor Society. Contact Mr. Giuseppe Ritorto, extension 4355.
- Alpha Phi Sigma (ΑΦΣ) – The National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma, was established in January 1942 at Washington State University. Its mission is to promote analytical thinking, rigorous scholarship and life-long learning; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; to elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice professions and to sustain in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training.
Collegiate members shall be students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs of regionally accredited institutions, have a declared major or minor in criminal justice or a related field, completed three full-time semesters or its equivalent, with a minimum GPA or 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and rank in the top 35% of their class. Members must have a minimum of four courses in criminal justice. Contact Dr. David Nicholson, extension 4507.
- Delta Tau Alpha (ΔΤΑ) – National Honor Society for agricultural majors and minors. The purpose of the society is to provide and recognize high standards of scholarship, leadership, and character among agriculture students. The society encourages and fosters high ethical standards in agriculture and professional positions held by agriculture students. Membership is by invitation only and potential members usually have junior or senior standing and must be in the top third of their academic class. Contact Dr.. Nancy Brubaker, extension 6946 or Dr. Tim Durham, extension 6948.
- Kappa Delta Pi (ΚΔΠ) – Alpha Epsilon Phi Chapter – Kappa Delta Pi is an International Honor Society in Education. The society was founded to recognize those individuals who excel in the field of education. Members range from students in an educational program of study to educators in a professional setting. The Alpha Epsilon Phi chapter at Ferrum College is a 2010 charter member of Kappa Delta Pi. The chapter is student led and student driven. Our motto is “So to teach that our words inspire a will to learn; so to serve that each day may enhance the growth of exploring minds; so to live that we may guide young and old to know the truth and love the right.” Contact Dr. Nancy Bradley, extension 4395.
- Kappa Pi International (ΚΠ) – International Art Honor Society. The purpose of this organization is to raise the standards of productive artistic work among students in colleges and universities. Membership has minimum requirements. Contact Mr. Jake Smith, extension 4340.
- Lambda Sigma (ΛΣ) – National Honor Society for sophomores which promotes educational experiences through service projects. Students are selected spring semester of their freshman year. Contact Dr. Kevin Reilly, extension 4407.
- National Residence Hall Honorary – Open to individuals who have lived in a Ferrum College owned apartment or residence hall for at least on year prior to induction, this organization recognizes students who have provided outstanding service or exceptional leadership in promoting community in the Ferrum College Residence Hall System. Contact Ms. Gia Rimi, extension 4492.
- Pi Sigma Alpha (ΠΣΑ) – Alpha Beta Pi Chapter of the National Political Science Honor Society. Contact Dr. Ed Hally, extension 4249 or Dr. Sandra Via, extension 4394.
- Phi Alpha National Social Work Honorary Society (ΦΑ) – National Honor Society for undergraduate Social Work majors who qualify academically. Membership by invitation in April. Ms. Jennie West, extension 4406.
- Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ) – International Honor Society in History. Membership by invitation. Contact Mr. Tim Daniels, extension 4397.
- Psi Chi (ΨΧ) – National Honor Society for Psychology. Pre-professional experiences and service opportunities for outstanding students in psychology. Contact Dr. Sharon Stein, extension 4393.
- Sigma Tau Delta – International Honor Society for English. Established to confer distinction for high achievement in English, language, literature, and writing. Contact Dr. Allison Harl, extension 4325.
- Tri Beta (ΒΒΒ) (Beta Iota Omega) – Biological National Honor Society shall function as an honor and professional society of students of the biological sciences. Its activities shall be designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment and investigation in the biological sciences, promote the dissemination of information and new interpretations among students of the life sciences. Contact Dr. Laura Grochowski, extension 6946 or Dr. June Minter, extension 4552.
- Classical Ensemble – Prepares classical and chamber music for performances on and off campus. All students with instrumental experience are encouraged to participate. Develop your musicality, learn new material, show off your talent and earn college credit. Open to students and staff. Contact Ms. Susan Spataro, extension 4351.
- Collegiates – An auditioned, 12-member, mixed ensemble and swing choir that performs a varied musical repertoire of sacred, spiritual, show tunes, and contemporary music for churches, high schools, and civic groups throughout Virginia. Contact Ms. Susan Spataro, extension 4351.
- Concert Choir – A large mixed chorus that performs choral literature from all periods of music history, both on and off campus. Among the highlights of the year are the annual Christmas concert and a spring tour throughout Virginia and adjoining states. Contact Ms. Susan Spataro, extension 4351.
- Ferrum College Dance Team – Our goal is to help elevate school pride through dance at athletic events and other social events on and off campus. Open to all students. Contact Ms. Tiffany Coleman, extension 4294.
- Handbells – Presents sacred handbell music, as well as easy listening contemporary music with performances on and off campus. Membership is by audition. Contact Ms. Susan Spataro, extension 4351.
- Improv – Provides an opportunity for students to perform improvisational comedy, enjoyable entertainment, and to promote social interactions with audience participation while fostering leadership skills and teaching members to work with others as a team. Work in cooperation with Panther Productions and the Student Activities Committee to reach out to all members of the Ferrum community. We are based on two hit TV shows: ABC’s “Who’s Line is it Anyway?” and MTV’s “Wild ‘N’ Out.” Contact Student Leadership & Engagement, extension 4441.
- Panther’s Marching Band
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes – A non-denominational organization that presents to athletes, coaches, and all students whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. All Ferrum students are welcome. Contact Student Leadership & Engagement, extension 4441.
- Mu Sigma Chi (ΜΕΧ) – Mu Sigma Chi Fraternity promotes the interest and welfare of the College campus and instills in its members the desire to achieve academic success, leadership skills, and to develop in both the spiritual and physical realms of everyday life. We believe that in order to grow closer to God we must be a group of men that serves others without desire of personal recognition. All men who seek to grow in their own spiritual lives and live out their faith are welcome and encouraged to become a part of this brotherhood. Contact Dr. Jan Nicholson, extension 4285.
- Spiritual Life – Offers numerous opportunities for students to explore, grow, and share spiritually. This organization offers students a chance to examine their faith, to assess what is most important, and to forge a system of values that will sustain them through their adult years while exploring God’s intention for human living. Contact Dr. Jan Nicholson Angle, extension 4285.
- Freshman Class Officers – Each September members of the class elect officers who plan events for their class. Contact Student Leadership & Engagement, ext. 4441.
- Sophomore Class Officers – Each spring, members of the class elect officers who plan class- related events during the following year. Contact Student Leadership & Engagement, extension 4441.
- Junior Class Officers – Each spring, members of the class elect officers who plan class-related events during the following year. Contact Student Leadership & Engagement, extension 4441.
- Senior Class Officers – Each spring, members of the class elect officers who plan class-related events for the following year, including a semi-formal dinner dance at the end of the year. The officers work closely with the Alumni Office in selecting an appropriate class gift to be presented during commencement. Contact Ms. Tracy Holley, extension 4216.
- Panther Productions – Your ticket to campus entertainment. This club selects concerts, dances, movies, comedians, and other special events. It also doubles as a club on campus. Volunteers learn the ins and outs of campus programming and publicity techniques, and develop strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Contact Mr. Justin Muse, extension 4501 or Mr. Daniel Kyle, extension 4258.
- Student Government Association (SGA) – Consists of all students enrolled at Ferrum College. The purpose of the SGA is to “promote the general welfare of the students; to encourage personal responsibility, loyalty, and a high sense of honor; and to further the principles upon which our College was founded and continues to operate.” We are always looking for students to serve as SGA senators and on the Senate committees. Contact Dr. Lynise Anderson, extension 6912.
- Student Activities Committee – A student advisory board that surveys students to identify their interests with respect to all forms of campus activities. They also sponsor campus forums to discuss student issues. Contact Mr. Justin Muse, extension 4501.
- SGA Cabinet – The group of elected officers who represent the Ferrum College student body. The cabinet runs for election as a group or slate of officers and is comprised of the following: President, Vice President for Legislation, and Vice President for Student Activities, Secretary and Treasurer. Contact Dr. Lynise Anderson, extension 6912.
- SGA Executive Committee – The Executive Committee of the SGA is composed of the SGA Cabinet, the presidents of the senior, junior, sophomore and freshmen classes and the Chairpersons of the Standing Committees of SGA. This is one of the 3 branches of the SGA (the Senate and Cabinet are the other 2). Contact Dr. Lynise Anderson, extension 6912.
- SGA Senate – Made up of students representing both the commuter and residential populations, this group establishes legislation regarding student concerns, approves the SGA budget, facilitates the election process, and serves as a voice for students. Contact Dr. Lynise Anderson, extension 6912.
Pick Up/Drop Off Location: Stanley Library Parking Lot
Operation Time Schedule: Thursday & Friday starting at 5:00pm and runs every hour into Rocky Mount
Saturday starting at 1:00pm and runs every two hours into Roanoke with stops in Rocky Mount
Why the Ferrum Express: It’s FREE & SAFE
|FALL 2018||SPRING 2019|
|August 30 – September 1||January 17 – January 19|
|September 6 – September 8||January 24 – January 26|
|September 13 – September 15||January 31 – February 2|
|September 20 – September 22||February 7 – February 9|
|September 27 – September 29||February 14 – February 16|
|October 4 – October 6||February 21 – February 23|
|CLOSED – FALL BREAK*||February 28 – March 2|
|October 18 – October 20||CLOSED – SPRING BREAK*|
|October 25 – October 27**||March 14 – March 16|
|November 1 – November 3||March 21 – March 23|
|November 8 – November 10||March 28 – March 30|
|November 15 – November 17||April 4 – April 6|
|CLOSED – THANKSGIVING*||April 11 – April 13|
|November 29 – December 1||April 18 – 20|
|December 6 – December 8||April 25 – April 27|
*Denotes the Ferrum Express will not run during the weekend
**Change in pickup/drop off location on campus. Pickup/drop off location for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 will be the Grousbeck Hall Lot from 1:00pm – 6:00pm. The regular pickup/drop off location will resume at 7:00pm in the Stanley Library Lot.
If you have questions contact a member of the Student Activities Office, (540) 365-4441
Contact: RADAR @ 800-964-5707 after 5:30pm on Weekends