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Campus Life

The Office of Campus Life complements academic programs through development of, exposure to, and participation in social, cultural, intellectual, recreational, and governance programs. The college experience is enhanced through a well-planned and diverse array of campus activities.

The Office of Campus Life supports more than 70 student organizations by providing leadership and advisement. In an effort to enhance the Fisher community, the Campus Life staff coordinates various committees that challenge and support the needs of students. The staff also coordinates programs that assist students to more fully develop life and leadership skills. The Office of Campus Life is located in the Campus Center, Suite 210, and can be reached by phone, (585) 385-8005, or e-mail, campuslife@sjfc.edu. Information about the programs and services offered through the Office of Campus Life is also available at www.sjfc.edu/student-life/campuslife.

Information on student organizations is available online on The Nest at http://nest.sjfc.edu.

Additional support for adult students is provided through the coordinator of Adult Student Services in the Office of Academic Affairs, located in Kearney Hall.

Activities

Orientation

All new traditional undergraduate students are urged to take part in an academic and social orientation program. The three-day program is designed for new students to meet each other, interact with faculty and staff, become acclimated to the Fisher campus and resources, and to make a successful transition from high school to college. Transfer students are encouraged to participate in an abbreviated, half-day orientation program.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA), with offices on the first floor of the Campus Center, offers a variety of services designed to accommodate students. The Student Government Association provides a means for expressing student views; sponsors programs to improve the cultural, social, and physical welfare of students; and provides a form of government for the supervision of student activities. All registered full-time undergraduate students of the College are members of the Student Government Association and pay a mandated student activities fee. Part-time degree students may become members of the SGA by paying the activities fee. The fee is used to support the diversified program of student activities sponsored by the Student Government Association. More than 60 clubs and organizations receive funding from the SGA.

Officers who are elected annually in the spring by students carry out the executive and administrative functions of the SGA. The director of Campus Life is the official College advisor to the Student Government Association.

Through the structure of the Student Government Association, the students at Fisher have a high degree of autonomy in conducting student affairs. Participation in the activities of the Student Government Association offers valuable educational and social opportunities, and students are encouraged to participate. A copy of the constitution and bylaws of the Student Government Association and additional information about SGA is available in the SGA office or online at http://home.sjfc.edu/sga.

Class Officers

Every Fisher student is a member of the class with which he or she enters. Class officers provide opportunities for unity building and support networks. The students in a particular class are the people with whom common bonds are held, which continue beyond the Fisher experience and stay with alumni of the College. Class officers, elected by their respective classes, provide leadership for attaining a common goal. Class members have a responsibility for contributing to this goal.

Student Clubs and Organizations (The Nest)

Fisher is proud of its more than 70 student organizations! Students will find many opportunities to pursue their interests, and new organizations form as students have the desire to create them. Membership and participation in all student organizations are open to everyone.

Find out more information about organizations by visiting their pages on The Nest at http://nest.sjfc.edu.

In addition, many academic departments of the College sponsor clubs whose programs are designed to provide social and educational experiences related to their particular academic areas. Club sports and membership in Honor Societies are also available. Students are encouraged to participate in these activities.