With over 300 recognized student organizations, Syracuse University offers a wide variety of involvement opportunities. Falk College currently has student organizations within our Public Health and Nutrition Science & Dietetics programs as well as within our School of Social Work and within the Department of Sport Management. Click on the tabs below to learn more about each opportunity.
Peer Advising Program
What is the Peer Advising Program?
The primary job of a Falk College Peer Advisor is to help incoming freshmen and transfer students understand and transition into college life. The Peer Advisor contacts their advisees (usually 8-10 students) in the summer and then meets with their group of advisees during Syracuse Welcome Weekend in the Fall. After that, Peer Advisors are asked to be available to their advisees as needed, especially during their first semester of study here.
Peer Advisors may also assist the Falk College Student Services Office in a variety of other ways. They may help with the various meetings and activities during Syracuse Welcome-New Student Orientation, give small group campus tours, and help with schedule adjustments. Peer Advisors may also assist in the Gateway classes that all Falk College freshmen take their first semester.
There are orientation/training sessions for Peer Advisors both before they go home for the summer and immediately before the start of the Fall semester.
Why do it?
For students that want to become Peer Advisors, their primary motivation is that they enjoy helping other students. As added motivation, they know that this type of leadership, while in college, impresses potential employers and admission committees at graduate schools.
What are the qualifications?
The first criterion is a genuine desire to help others, even when it isn’t always convenient. Another is the willingness to be available for the entire academic year in the Peer Advisor role. While the major part of the load is during those first few weeks, there are additional tasks at other times throughout the year.
We also require that you be in good academic and judicial standing. You also must be able to be on campus before classes start for the Fall semester for 2 MANDATORY Peer Advisor orientation/training sessions. Trainings will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 and Wednesday, August 23, 2017 and then your meeting with your advisees will be on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
(We help with your early entrance into housing and arrange for free meal cards for those first few days).
How do I apply?
Click on one of the application links below, complete the application and it will automatically be emailed to Malissa Monaghan, Peer Advising Program Coordinator.
If you have any questions regarding the Peer Advising Program, please email Malissa Monaghan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on Friday, March 31, 2017
Student Ambassador Program
Falk College is always looking for high achieving and highly active students to be part of our ambassador program. The Falk Ambassadors assist our Admissions Office staff with important recruitment activities during the year. Ambassadors provide assistance at all of the Falk College open houses, give tours of our facilities and provide the student prospective at our special events throughout the year. There are training sessions for ambassadors at the beginning of each semester.
What are the qualifications?
The first criterion is a genuine desire to help others. We also require that you be in good academic and judicial standing. Otherwise, the most important qualification is that you represent Falk College as yourself…..an active, happy citizen of our college!
How do I join?
At the beginning of each semester we send an email to the Falk student list serve. We ask that you fill out the availability sheet for the semester and then we schedule you for events based on your schedule. Students average three or four events per semester.
Are there any perks?
Yes! This type of leadership activity is what employers and graduate schools look for in prospective hires and graduate students. They like to see that you’ve taken the initiative and have gone out of your way to help others. The ambassador program provides additional opportunities to network with faculty and staff at Falk College. And did we mention that you get a really cool Falk shirt to wear during events?
If you have any questions about the Falk Ambassador Program please contact Annette Hodgens at 315-443-5555 or email email@example.com.
Public Health, Food Studies & Nutrition Groups
Nutrition Education and Promotion Association (N.E.P.A.)
The Nutrition Education and Promotion Association, or N.E.P.A., is a student-run organization that actively promotes health and wellness on campus and in the community through education and activities that involve nutrition awareness. The organization is active in many local service projects and is currently working with local soup kitchens, and community organizations.
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
SOPHE is the Society for Public Health Education student group to promote health education and awareness of available resources on and off campus and foster networking and peer support for students in the public health education field.
BrainFeeders is the first academically recognized Food Studies Club in the Country! They act as a resource for all students that have questions regarding where food on campus comes from and how it is produced. We are establishing long-lasting food access and justice programs that actively promote a more sustainable food system by engaging local farmers, increasing transparency of issues within the food system and empowering peers to be more involved in food choices on campus.
Social Workers United
The student organization, Social Workers United, aims to connect the graduate and undergraduate students with the faculty and staff in order to better service the school, students, and the community. SWU is involved in numerous programs throughout the year focused on social justice, advocacy and civic engagement. We hope to provide an information network, which will connect students with various opportunities within the university, the School of Social Work, and the broader community. Open to all undergraduate and graduate social work students. For more information, contact the School of Social Work at 315-443-5550.
Sport Management Groups
SU Sport Management Club
The SU Sport Management (SPM) SPM Club is the largest student-run organization on campus, with special events including the annual Charity Sports Auction to benefit local charities. Since its founding in 2005, the Club has raised over a quarter of a million dollars for local charities. Beneficiaries of the Club’s annual charity auction have included the Boys & Girls Clubs, American Diabetes Association, Golisano Children’s Hospital at Upstate, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY, the Central New York SPCA, the Upstate Cancer Center, Special Olympics New York, and Food Bank of CNY.
Women in Sports and Events
WISE (Women in Sports and Events) is a nationally recognized group whose goal is to be a leading voice and resource for women who currently work in, or aspire to be a part of, the professional field of sports and events. In 2009, Syracuse University was voted in as the first collegiate chapter of WISE’s national organization, and remains the sole university organization today.
SPM Baseball Statistics and Sabermetrics Club
Sabermetrics is the study of advanced baseball statistics. And who better to study that than Sport Management students? Dr. Rodney Paul is the faculty advisor for the student-led club, which conducts in-depth discussions and research about baseball statistics and sabermetrics. Members will take part in a club fantasy baseball league. Guest speakers will be brought in on a variety of topics and the club will take part in a trip every semester.
Sport Professionals of Color
The Sport Professionals of Color group was formed during the 2014-15 academic year. SPM senior Jared Shaw ’16 explained the group’s purpose as guiding young professionals, those who identify as people of color, in their pursuit of success and career establishment in the sport industry. They strive to sharpen professional skills, host speakers, foster networking growth, and expose experiential opportunities to its members.
Sport Management Sales Club
The Sport Management Sales Club was established in September 2015. The Club aims to act as a medium for earning members hands-on experience in the sport sales industry. In a job market with increasing demands for preliminary experience, students can add practical sales experience under their belts and, in turn, onto their resumes.