Want to know more about involvement at SUU? Here's a brief description of some of the organizations that can help you get involved.
I-Buddies The I-Buddy program gives students a chance to be paired with a new International student and help them learn about US culture, while at the same time learning about other cultures. The program also provides opportunities to participate in a variety of activities to encourage involvement and better understanding of world cultures.www.suu.edu/ss/outdoors.
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
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.
Residence Hall Association (RHA) Leadership Committee University Housing encourages you to use your unique skills while you live where it’s social, scholarly, and supportive. Members of the RHA Leadership Committee will assist the RHA Executive Board with housing programs; learn the “ins-and-outs” of on-campus housing; collaborate with Resident Assistants in planning major housing events; represent the wide variety of students who live and learn as residents of on-campus housing. All residents are automatically members of RHA and the RHA Leadership Committee will steer their efforts. Not only will you develop leadership skills and have a lot of fun - you will instantly meet active, involved SUU students and immediately form friendship bonds before class even begins. Qualified student leaders must live on campus to be eligible for this opportunity. Members of the RHA Leadership Committee will move-in to their assigned rooms prior to the regular first-year student move-in (dates to be announced) to assist University Housing staff and the RHA Executive Board with the move-in process and training; the early move-in fee will be waived for RHA Leadership Committee members.