Activities

The Social Work Program participates in a variety of activities on campus, especially those that advocate for oppressed populations.

The Take Back the Night Rally is an organized event traditionally sponsored by WISE, Inc. to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual abuse.   The Mecosta County rally that is held on campus is the largest one of the surrounding areas.

The LGBT population on campus sponsors the Day of Silence.   Participants spend the day not speaking at all, raising awareness for the silence the alternative lifestyles have to endure.  

Numerous Martin Luther King, Jr. Day activities occur every year.   The activities usually last for the whole week of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and vary in thought-provoking presentations, raising awareness for minority groups.

Ferris also participates in several conferences around the nation:

Baccalaureate Social Work Education Program Directors, Inc. (BPD) is an association of BSW Program Administrators, Faculty, Field Directors, and others dedicated to the promotion of excellence in baccalaureate social work education.   The annual conference is an excellent opportunity for student presentations in front of faculty.

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a national association that preserves and enhances the quality of social work education for practice that promotes the goals of individual and community well-being and social justice. The annual conference is an excellent opportunity for student presentations in front of faculty.