Get Involved and Make the Difference
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 Activities
Learning at Ferrum College takes place in and out of the classroom. The mission of the Office of Student Activities is to help create a vibrant learning community by developing well-rounded citizens. By being engaged in student activities, students learn to become more involved citizens in the greater community and the world.
The Student Activities 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
Clubs & Activities
The Ferrum Express Service Map
- Ferrum College
- Rocky Mount Farmers Market
- Eagle Cinema Movie Theater
- Wal-Mart (Rocky Mount)
- Rocky Mount Bowling Center
- Town of Boones Mill (Saturday Only by request)
- Center in the Square (Saturday Only)
|Thursday and Friday Schedule|
|Ferrum College||Farmers Market||Eagle Cinema||Wal-Mart||Bowling Center||Farmers Market||Ferrum College|
|Ferrum College||Farmers Market||Eagle Cinema||Wal-Mart||Boones Mill||Downtown Roanoke||Boones Mill||Wal-Mart||Eagle Cinema||Farmers Market||Ferrum College|
The Ferrum Express is a free service that is open to the public. For service changes due to inclement weather, please visit www.ferrum.edu/weather. For connection information to Valley Metro & Smart Way bus services, please contact (800) 388-7005. NOTICE – there is a charge for the Valley Metro and Smart Way bus service.
Ferrum Express Schedule
Pick Up / Drop Off Location: Stanley Library Parking Lot
Operation Time Schedule: Thursday & Friday starting at 5:00 p.m. and runs every hour into Rocky Mount
Saturday starting at 1:00 p.m. and runs every two hours into Roanoke with stops in Rocky Mount
Why the Ferrum Express: It’s FREE & SAFE
Dates of Service for 2022-2023
|FALL 2022||SPRING 2023|
|August 25 – August 27||January 19 – January 21|
|September 1 – September 3||January 26 – January 28|
|September 8 – September 10||February 2 – February 4|
|September 15 – September 17||February 9 – February 11|
|September 22 – September 24||February 16 – February 18|
|September 29 – October 1||February 23 – February 25|
|CLOSED – FALL BREAK*||CLOSED – SPRING BREAK*|
|October 13 – October 15||March 16 – March 18|
|October 20 – October 22 (Folklife Festival 10/22)**||March 23 – March 25|
|October 27-October 29||March 30 – April 1|
|November 3 – November 5||CLOSED – EASTER BREAK*|
|November 10 – November 12||April 13 – April 15|
|November 17 – November 19||April 20 – April 22|
|April 27 – April 29|
Last day of exams May 2, Commencement May 6, 2023
*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 22 will be the Grousbeck Hall Lot from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The regular pickup/drop off location will resume at 7:00 p.m. in the Stanley Library Lot.
Disclaimer: Schedule is subject to change
The Student Activities Team offers the opportunity for students to assist each other when traveling home for academic breaks, holidays, or weekend trips. Please visit the Office of Student Engagement, Franklin Hall. We have a “Ride Board” posted that includes the following areas: Roanoke (bus terminal, train station, or airport), northern and southern Virginia areas that also include NC, SC, GA, FL and MD, DC, PA, and the Tidewater area. Contact the Office of Student Engagement at extension 4441 for additional information.
- Accounting Club – Open to all students interested in accounting.
- Agriculture Club & Young Farmers – Open to all students interested in agriculture, this group sponsors events each year including a number of field trips.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- ENACTUS (Entrepreneurship, Action, & Us) – 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Minds-n-Medicine – Open to all students interested in the medical field.
- 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.
- Psychology Club — Sigma Psi Delta (ΣΨΔ)– Society for psychology. This group provides educational and service experiences for people interested in psychology.
- 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.
- 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.
- Spanish Club – To enhance and stimulate awareness of Hispanic cultures and interests.
- Student Virginia Education Association (SVEA) – Gives pre-service teachers opportunities for professional involvement with other students and practicing teachers to advance the understanding and practice of public education.
- Mu Sigma Chi (ΜΣΧ) – 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.
- Theta Chi Epsilon (OXE) – Open to all male students at Ferrum College, the purpose of OXE is to promote the spiritual, social, intellectual and moral welfare of its members, to encourage honorable achievements in every field of human endeavor, to inspire service in the public interest through community service, and to unite college men of culture, patriotism, and honor in a bond of fraternity.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Alpha Psi Omega (ΑΨΩ) – National Theatre Honor Society.
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.
- Lambda Sigma (ΛΣ) – National Honor Society for sophomores which promotes educational experiences through service projects. Students are selected spring semester of their freshman year.
- National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) – 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
- Phi Alpha (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.
- Pi Sigma Alpha (ΠΣΑ) – Alpha Beta Pi Chapter of the National Political Science Honor Society.
- Psi Chi (ΨΧ) – National Honor Society for Psychology. Pre-professional experiences and service opportunities for outstanding students in psychology.
- Sigma Tau Delta – International Honor Society for English. Established to confer distinction for high achievement in English, language, literature, and writing.
- 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.
- Freshman Class Officers – Each September members of the class elect officers who plan events for their class.
- Sophomore Class Officers – Each spring, members of the class elect officers who plan class- related events during the following year.
- Junior Class Officers – Each spring, members of the class elect officers who plan class-related events during the following year.
- 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.
- Connection Leaders – The Connection Leaders is one of the most popular groups on campus. Orientation team leaders work together to help new students feel comfortable and at home at Ferrum College.
- Ferrum Activities Board –Ferrum Activities Board (FAB) – 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Black Student Union – Seeks to serve the community by promoting unity and cultural awareness among students, faculty, and staff. Open to all students.
- Spectrum – LGBT – An organization for Ferrum students, faculty, and staff who are interested in issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and diversity. The group often sponsors programs on campus to promote gender diversity.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Handbells – Presents sacred handbell music, as well as easy listening contemporary music with performances on and off campus. Membership is by audition.
- Panther’s Marching Band
- 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.
- 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.
- Ferrum Radio – 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.
- Ferrum College Lion’s Branch Club – The Ferrum College Lion’s Branch Club is sponsored by the Ferrum Lion’s Club; which is part of Lion’s International; one of the largest service organizations in the World. All Ferrum College students interested in serving the world through service are welcome. The Lion’s Club International mission statement is: To Create and Foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community and international cooperation.
- Help Save The Next Girl – Special non-profit organization formed in honor of Morgan Dana Harrington, a 20 year-old Virginia Tech student who was abducted and murdered in 2009. We seek to sensitize young women and girls to predatory danger. Help Save the Next Girl continually develops vital relationships with media and law enforcement and provides outreach support to victims’ families.
- Rotaract – Provides an opportunity for young men and women to enhance their knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations among all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.
- Delta Phi Epsilon (ΔΦΕ) – A national sorority that develops women in social consciousness and a commitment to think and act for the greater good. They assure continuous development and achievement for women through individual attention and smart strategic growth.
- Kappa Alpha Sigma (ΚΑΣ) – Open to all female Ferrum College students. Our goal is to improve ourselves, our community, our school, and our student body through educational, recreational, and cultural activities.
- Zeta Chi Epsilon (ΖΧΕ) – Open to all female students. The purpose of Zeta Chi Epsilon is to promote the spiritual, social, intellectual and moral welfare of its members. To encourage honorable achievements in every field of human endeavor, to inspire service in the public interest through community service and to unite college women of culture, patriotism and honor in the bond of sorority.
- Admissions Ambassadors – Student volunteers who assist in new student recruitment by providing tours to prospective students, helping with Open House events, and occasionally hosting overnight visitors. Membership by invitation.
- BACCHUS (Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students) – Encourages responsible decisions about drinking within the campus community and increases awareness concerning healthy alternatives to alcohol use and abuse through programs and activities such as National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.
- Ferrum College Clay Target Club – Promote growth of competitive and non-competitive teams, form friendships thru common interest and develop firearm safety. Open to all students.
- Ferrum College Democratic Club – Students who support the Democratic Party and Candidate.
- Ferrum College Gaming Club – Ferrum College MLG club will strive to bring both a social and competitive gaming environment to Ferrum College. We will strive to both teach team work and sportsmanship through social and competitive gaming both on campus and outside Ferrum College grounds.
- Ferrum College Republicans – Students who support the Republican Party and Candidate.
- Ferrum 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.
- Ferrum Equestrian Club – Strives to provide an education outlet for members of the Ferrum College community interested in learning about horses, horseback riding, and horsemanship.
- Ferrum Freaks – A spirit club that promotes spirit, encouragement, sportsmanship in the school and community.
- 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.”
- Residence Hall Association – A campus-wide organization established to promote communication between residence halls and to develop a sense of unity and cooperative spirit. Students can become a Resident Advisor as well and help to maintain order and create programming in the residence halls.
- Ferrum College Panther Christian Athletes (FCPCA) – A non-denominational all inclusive student led club that is open to athletes, coaches, and students who support team sports and seek to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. PCA offers monthly Campus PCA Time Out opportunities as well as opportunities for athletic teams to create their own PCA Team Time Out events.
- 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.