Center for Leadership, Activities, and Career Services (CLACS)


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CLACS Bulldog Beginnings

The Center for Leadership, Activities, and Career Services is excited to welcome both new and returning students to campus with Bulldog Beginnings. This is a series of important dates, educational events, and fun activities to kick off the Fall 2016 semester.

The events of Bulldog Beginnings offer excellent socializing and networking opportunities, as well as entertainment from live music, raffles, and more.

Many new events have been created, such as Big Rapids Beginnings, a trove of all of the local businesses and amenities that downtown Big Rapids has to offer.

The Campus Beautification Project is providing opportunities for students to volunteer individually or with a Registered Student Organization to make an immediate impact on campus.

After the Ferris Founders’ Day Football game vs. Ohio Dominican, stay after the football game for the Fifth Quarter, where the football field is transformed into a dance floor.

Returning Bulldog Beginnings traditions include:  the Founder’s Day Ice Cream Social, Meijer Mania, Rec Fest, and the Residence Hall Association Outdoor Movie.  This year they are screening Captain America: Civil War.

For a complete list and more information on these events, please visit

Ferris State LeaderShape

A few weeks ago, students from Ferris State University attended a weeklong institute focused on Leadership. The week was filled with teamwork, strengthening of inner values and goals, and inclusion. We learned what types of characteristics each person contributes, how they need to be pursued, and how important each and every contribution is. We were tested on how well we could work together to establish a common goal, how much our integrity mattered to us, and how far we would take certain situations. The focal point of the institute was to help us remember to be the leaders we want in the world, and put our goals and values into action as we start our futures.