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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

T.O.W.E.R.S. stands for Teaching Others What Establishes Real Success and is a leadership development program coordinated by the Office of Multicultural Student Services.

TOWERS aims to assist underrepresented students at Ferris State University, but is open to all Ferris students to participate! The program encourages, motivates, and inspires Ferris students to become leaders, by providing opportunities for student engagement, learning and development outside of the classroom!

[VIDEO] STUDENT REFLECTIONS

 

TOWERS STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES

SELF-AWARENESS

    • Students will identify personal values and ethics
    • Students will correlate their values to education, leadership and lifelong learning

 

COMMUNICATION

    • Students will be able to display effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Students will develop the ability to interrelate with others

 

CRITICAL THINKING

    • Students will understand how to create commonality amongst a group
    • Students will gain knowledge and skills relevant to resolving conflict

 

DIVERSITY

    • Students will gain knowledge and awareness of identities, culture and society
    • Students will develop the ability to work effectively with those of diverse backgrounds

 

LEADERSHIP

    • Students will develop a commitment towards being a positive student on campus
    • Students will understand the importance of being socially responsible 

 

 

ACTIVE MEMBERS = THE TALENTED TENTH

TOWERS participants that achieve active status will be apart of our Talented Tenth. Students that fulfill the requirements listed below will receive active membership:

1) TOWERS members will be encouraged to attend events, workshops and/or activities centered around the programs student learning objectives. Members will have to submit a brief journal for event(s). On Blackboard, journals will be submitted, as well as announcements of suggested events to attend. 

2) TOWERS members will be encouraged to attend the monthly TOWERS Connect discussion in the OMSS Lobby.

3) TOWERS members will meet at least once a semester with Michael Wade, Assistant Director for OMSS, and Matthew Chaney, Director for OMSS.

 

LEADERS & PROTEGES

Protege - incoming students to Ferris and/or a new student to the TOWERS program

Leader - continuing students in the program that have achieved active membership during the previous semester

Proteges and Leaders will be matched up according to their similar program/college and also according to their similar social interests to assist with transitioning through college, as well as making positive lifestyle choices socially and academically. 

 

STUDENTS WHO WANT TO GET INVOLVED

Complete a Student Profile Sheet which can be found at the OMSS table during Sumer Orientation, online at www.ferris.edu/omss/towers or in OMSS at FLITE (FSU Library) Suite 159. 

 

If you have questions or concerns call us at (231) 591-2617