Making the most of the Mercyhurst experience means choosing to be an engaged member of the campus community and is about getting involved. Mercyhurst University offers activities designed for fun and camaraderie! With over 85 Recognized Student Clubs & Organizations and 24 Varsity Athletic teams, there is never a dull moment!
We encourage students to jump start their collegiate experience by getting connected to campus! Whether you join a club or organization, attend campus activities, participate in intramurals, partake in the various athletic and cultural events on campus, or get involved in a variety of service and leadership events, regardless of how you choose to get involved, we are confident you will find your place at Mercyhurst University.
The Campus Involvement Center advances student success by providing opportunities to engage in social, leadership, and experiential activities. We strive to connect students to Mercyhurst through:
The core of the LCP is a series of nationally recognized live broadcast speakers. Then, LCP students break off into groups to set attainable goals to be accomplished in a two week timeline. The students of each group must hold each other accountable to accomplish the goals they have set for themselves. All members of the group set a date and time to meet again to discuss outcomes, successes and challenges. Students then submit an online write-up of their experiences. After successful completion of Level 1, participants receive dual certification from the Campus Involvement Center and the National Society for Leadership & Success and are inducted into Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society.
Annual Wellness Fair: The goal of this event began with “Celebrating Women” during women’s history month. It has since evolved to reaching out to all members of the campus community. The goal of the Wellness Fair is to focus on the seven dimensions of well being which are Environmental, Emotional, Mental, Occupational, Physical, Spiritual and Social and present this information to the campus community. The primary objectives for the Wellness Fair include:
Alcohol Awareness Initiatives: The Campus Involvement Center focus’ on two themed weeks throughout the year, in addition to our Safe break campaigns and alcohol free programming. In the fall term, we celebrate National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW) and in the spring term our focus is on having a safe St. Patrick’s day and week. Event calendars are created to promote these special themed weeks, which include hypnotists, educational lecturers, pledge signing, games, and give-a-ways.
EMTA/Break Transportation: Mercyhurst University and Mercyhurst Student Government have partnered with the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority (EMTA) to offer transportation services to students. Students with a valid Mercyhurst University Identification Card or One Card can use the entire EMTA system free of charge simply by showing their ID. The Campus Involvement Center is also responsible for working with Mercyhurst Student Government (MSG) and with the EMTA Intern, a Mercyhurst student, to promote these services to students. We also work with to MSG to provide students with free transportation to the Erie airport, bus and train stations during major holiday breaks on limited times and dates.
Recognized Student Clubs/Organizations (RSCOs): RSCOs are an integral component of the vibrant student life at Mercyhurst. The Center is responsible for the approval and recognition of 80+ student clubs and organizations on an annual basis. The following support services are provided to RSCOs:
Campus Involvement Center
Location: Upper Level, Student Union
Phone: (814) 824-3643
Fax: (814) 824-2057