Calendar Celebration

Division-Wide Celebrations

August

  • Welcome Week /Bulldog Beginnings – held immediately prior to the start of Fall classes – organized, implemented and sponsored by various departments, as well as Meijer and the Y102 Radio Station.
  • Transitions to Success: Multicultural Freshman Orientation – organized, implemented and sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS).
  • Welcome Week Diversity Speaker – organized, implemented and sponsored by Student Affairs, Office of the Dean of Student Life and Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

September

  • Minority Get Acquainted Day – organized, implemented and sponsored by OMSS.
  • Professional Career & Leadership Conference – organized, implemented and sponsored by the Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services (CLACS).
  • Hispanic Heritage Celebration Events – organized, implemented and sponsored by OMSS.
  • Native American Powwow – organized, implemented and sponsored by OMSS, The Circle of Tribal Nations and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Hazing Prevention Week – organized, implemented and sponsored by Panhellenic Council, Sigma Pi Fraternity, and CLACS.
  • Leadership Week – organized, implemented, and sponsored by CLACS and OMSS. This is partnered to recognize National Heritage Month.
  • Mix it Up – organized, implemented and sponsored by OMSS.

 October

  • Tombstone Project Raising Awareness on Domestic Violence and Promoting Proactive Responses – organized, implemented and sponsored by OMSS.
  • National Mix-It-Up at Lunch Day Promoting diverse conversations – organized, implemented and sponsored by OMSS.
  • Career Week – Cooperative initiative among the Office of International Education and CLACS to provide information and resources for international students seeking employment for graduate school in the United States as well as students seeking opportunities abroad.
  • Disability Awareness Month

 November

  • Native American Heritage Celebration Events – organized, implemented and sponsored by OMSS.

January

  • MLK Celebration Events – organized, implemented and sponsored by OMSS along with various departments from across campus.

 February

  • Black History Month Celebration Events – organized, implemented and sponsored by OMSS.
  • Vagina Monologues – organized, implemented and sponsored by CLACS, WISE, and various departments on campus as well as off campus partners.

 March

  • Women’s History Month Celebration Events organized, implemented and sponsored by OMSS.
  • Czar Chavez March in Grand Rapids- organized, implemented and sponsored by OMSS and Office of International Education.

 April

  • Take Back the Night – organized, implemented and sponsored by Social Work, Office of the  Dean of Student Life, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, OMSS, Student Conduct, and various off campus partners.
  • International Festival of Cultures – organized, implemented and sponsored by OMSS, Rankin Student Center (University Center) and Office of International Education.
  • OMSS Pignic (end of year picnic held at Hemlock Park/North Quad) – organized, implemented and sponsored by OMSS. Open to all faculty, staff, students, community, and alumni.
  • Torch Bearer and Rising Star Awards – organized, implemented and sponsored by the CLACS’s office staff and various student leaders.
  • Multi-Cultural Graduate Recognition Program- organized, implemented and sponsored by OMSS.
  • The Big Event - Ferris State students, faculty and staff unite in a campus wide effort for one day to say, "thank you" to our community; one that provides constant support to Ferris State University. 

May

  • Asian/Pacific American Month
  • Jewish Heritage Month

 July

  • Student Affairs Annual Diversity Retreat – organized, implemented and sponsored by Student Affairs.

 On-going

  • T.O.W.E.R.S. – (Teaching Others What Establishes Real Success) Leadership Development Workshops – organized, implemented and sponsored by OMSS.
  • Cultural Awareness Celebrations – organized, implemented and sponsored by OMSS.
  • The Presidents’ Military Veterans Breakfast – organized, implemented and sponsored by the President’s Office and Enrollment Services.
  • Members of the Student Affairs Division will continue to support Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) in creating programs that promote diversity, social justice and inclusive communities.
  • A programming board that consists of Center for Leadership, Activities, and Career Services (CLACS), International Education Office, and Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS) was created. The programming board will review ways to combine event/workshop efforts to increase attendance of a diverse group of students.