Want to know more about involvement at SUU? Here's a brief description of some of the organizations that can help you get involved.
The COSE Leadership Board is a leadership group on-campus that focuses on serving potential students, recruiting for the College of Science and Engineering, and assists with all events that the College is a part of. From the Homecoming Parade to the Science Olympiad, they assist with all of the events that the College is a part of and participate in most of the events SUU puts on. They build a float for the parade, create a spook alley for The Scream, host a table at every tailgate, as well as plan, coordinate, and execute the Technology Fair, Engineering Week, Science Olympiad, and more. They also encourage members to create their own events that they are interested in. They are involved in the publicity for all events through social media and poster advertisements as well. The COSE Leadership Board also focuses on learning leadership skills that will benefit members throughout their college experiences and into their careers. Members are able to learn great skills like time-management, effective communication, and how to lead by leading their own events. The Board is truly a team and each member benefits from their time as a part of the COSE Leadership Board.
Community Attaches Community Attachés is a leadership organization and representation of on-campus University Housing. The organization helps showcase the opportunities and many advantages of living on-campus through offering Housing tours Monday through Friday twice a day. Additionally, Community Attachés assist in a variety of events at SUU, including: hosting prospective students during SUU Red Riot Overnights, mentoring during SUU Leadership weekend, and more. Members of this organization are required to live on-campus, participate in weekly meetings, give tours, represent SUU and University Housing, and be open to having fun while gaining essential life-long leadership skills.
International Student Ambassadors The International Student Ambassadors consists of international and domestic students working to support both international students and domestic students as we try to bring these two groups together.
The Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service is a center on campus that focuses on engaging students in occupations of public service and increasing dialogue about political issues. The Leavitt Center is a non-partisan space where ideas are shared freely and students can challenge others views as well as be challenged in their own views. As a member of this organization you would help to organize various events ranging from weekly Pizza and Politics discussion groups to preparing for visits of political leaders such as the Governor, state senators, and local politicians. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in gaining a greater understanding of politics. The Leavitt Center also plans service projects in the local community and does research on current political issues. Learn more at: www.suu.edu/leavittcenter
The Multicultural Student Council is a leadership group on campus that works to promote diversity awareness on campus. Primarily American Ethnic Minority focused, the council will organize and advertise for programming events such as Food for Thought, an event where multicultural issues are discussed, and annual Multicultural events: the Pow Wow, Miss NASUU pageant, BSU Step Show, and Polynesian Dance Review. Multicultural Student Council will maintain Facebook, twitter, and instagram accounts and will be in charge of advertisement for our events. These leadership skills prepare students in event planning and advertising for events campus wide.
Presidential Ambassadors are a leadership group on-campus that focus on serving potential students. From campus tours, to campus events Ambassadors serve as the initial face of the University for many prospective students. Ambassadors also play an important role in the campus community by participating in school activities and supporting school functions. They also organize two to three service projects each semester to benefit the SUU community. Ambassadors also focus on learning leadership skills that will benefit them throughout their college experience and into their career.
The Service & Learning Center is the place on campus to get involved with community service. Students serve locally as tutors, in the homeless shelter, in the on-campus or community-based food pantry, with Sub for Santa, Make A Difference Day, and in many other places! They also travel with Habitat for Humanity in the United States and to Mexico to build houses, deliver toys and do other projects to help those in need. You can lead an alternative break, plan a community service day, take charge of Sub for Santa, and much, much more! The Service & Learning Center offers a variety of leadership and involvement opportunities for those interested in getting involved and making a difference!
The Student Alumni Association works in conjunction with the Alumni Relations Office to celebrate the University and foster loyalty, service and fellowship among alumni, faculty, students and friends of SUU. Student Alumni takes an active role in Homecoming, Founder’s Day and Graduation festivities, as well as other SUU special events and concerts where alumni and students come together. The group sponsors several events including True T-Bird Night, Final’s Survival Kits, Career Networking Lunches and is responsible for marketing the Alumni Mentoring Network to current students. Student Alumni provides its members with a unique opportunity to serve the University while building resumes, gaining experience with event management and networking with SUU graduates.
Student Involvement & Leadership - The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership recognizes that the development of the whole student is achieved through in-class and out-of-class learning opportunities and experiences provided through programs designed to enhance intellectual, leadership, personal, and professional development. When afforded these opportunities for knowledge and individual growth, students have a better understanding of themselves and others as it relates to student organizations, in future professions and responsibilities as part of a larger community.
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership encompass leadership development, service-learning, campus events, outdoor recreation, spirit squad, student government (SUUSA), campus recreation, Greek life, and student organizations. Getting involved in a student organization or program will provide students with several key educational advantages and help them to further develop important life skills. We invite students to get involved-join a club, play intramural sports, attend campus events, learn to rock climb, be a mentor, enjoy a theatrical or musical performance and find your niche at SUU Learn more at:www.suu.edu/suusa.