Student Organizations

Ferris State University has many (over 450) registered student organizations (RSOs). There are social student organizations, and professional student organizations. A social student organization includes organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, Crafters Anonymous, Women in Technology, sororities, fraternities.  Professional student organizations are usually related to a students major such as the American Marketing Association or the Association of Information Technology Professionals.


Being a member of a professional student organization is an integral part of a students preparation for the work force. Membership benefits include giving students the opportunity to get leadership experience, do volunteer work, and get connected to individuals working in  their chosen field of study.  Student organization take field trips, have guest speakers, and help students learn how to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to their potential careers.

 

The College of Business has several student organizations:

 

 

Accounting Association

The purpose of this association shall be to encourage and recognize high achievement by students enrolled in Accountancy and to provide a means for students enrolled in Accountancy to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the accounting profession and business by holding discussions on current accounting problems and practices and job opportunities.

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AdGroup

The Adgroup is a Registered Student Organization open to all majors which focuses on the advertising industry. It is the FSU chapter of the national American Advertising Federation (AAF). Members have access to exclusive speakers, resume and interview advice as well as trips to Chicago and other major cities to tour advertising agencies. We hold regular fundraisers, social events to get to know the members, and other networking events including involvement with other RSOs on campus. The AdGroup annually anticipates in the National Student Advertising Competition.

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AIGA Student Group

We are a highly motivated group of student designers looking to explore all the design world has to offer. Through activities and events we connect with professionals in the field and gain new skills as designers.

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American Marketing Association

The Ferris State American Marketing Association is an award-winning student organization that extends learning beyond the classroom by giving hands-on experience to AMA members and marketing students. Come join AMA and "Get in the Game"

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American Production and Inventory Control Society

APICS (The Association for Operations Management) is a global source of knowledge and operations management, including inventory, materials management, purchasing and logistics.

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Association of Information Technology Professionals

AITP bridges the gap between the classroom and the professional business world. Our organization focuses on networking opportunities and equipping our members with the tools necessary to find a job after graduation.

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Club Managers Association of America

CMAA provides members with the opportunity to interact with club managers and other club professionals through events and workshops integrating in class education with real world experiences.

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Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

Our mission is to inform, support, and inspire Ferris State University Students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation.

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Economics Club

This group is interested in Economics, Praxeology, and Economic Political Policy. We largely study the "Austrian School." We also provide opportunities for internships and seminars across the country.

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Financial Management Association

The Financial Management Association seeks to increase its membership and provide the best opportunities for its members to network and learn about the field of finance. These objectives are accomplished three ways: trips, guest speakers, and extracurricular projects. Also, we plan fund-raisers, community service programs and leadership programs to raise awareness about the Financial Management Association here at Ferris with its community.

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Legal Studies Association

The Legal Studies Association is dedicated to helping students interested in any profession in the legal sector. We also work closely with the Pre-Law Fraternity for those interested in attending law school. We do things such as: Law School Visits Attend Paralegal Conferences LSAT Prep Study Groups Help Preparing Personal Statements Tutoring Study Sessions.

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Music Industry Management

Providing members with opportunities for leadership development, and for personal and professional growth in the Music Industry through networking and participation in MIMA's programs & activities. A hands on lab environment that especially compliments MIM student's classroom curriculum.

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National Association of Catering Executives

NACE is a great way to meet and network with catering and event professionals. We are based out of the Detroit regional group. Mission Statement: To provide catering and event professionals superior education, networking & resources to enhance career success and deliver excellence to clients!

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Professional Convention Management Association

PCMA is a Registered Student Organization that provides networking opportunities, industry experience, and professional development for its members. The Ferris State University Chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association strives to promote learning and growth to students who are interested in the event, meeting, or convention planning aspects of the business world. It's mission statement is to deliver superior and innovative education and promote the value of professional convention management.

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Professional Golf Management Student Association

The PGMSA is a nonprofit student organization that consists of Professional Golf Management majors. Some of the objectives of the organization are to develop comradie among PGM students, to provide students with an organized, professional atmosphere, and to increase social and professional interaction.

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The PTM Student Association

The PTM Student Association is organized to further tennis through education and to promote the academic achievement, tennis skills, and social welfare of its members.

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Public Relations Student Society of America

The Ferris State University Chapter of PRSSA has direct affiliation with the nation's largest network of PR practitioners, the Public Relations Society of America. Current chapter activities include, but are not limited to, intramural sports teams, seminars, networking opportunities, visits by public relations professionals, social events, and annually attending PRSSA National events.

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Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the leading voice of the human resource profession. SHRM, provides education and information services, conferences and seminars, government and media representation, online services and publications to more than 120,000 professional and student members throughout the world.

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