CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT CENTER
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, 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:
- Honoring traditions and spirit
- Providing involvement opportunities
- Fostering intellectual development
- Mentoring students through self-awareness
The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a multi-level, non-credited program designed to recognize and develop the leadership potential of undergraduate students. The LDP allows participants to discover their own leadership interests and styles while developing specific leadership skills. LDP is a dynamic, high quality leadership training program, which is a combination of live speakers, workshops, breakout sessions, and a variety of leadership activities. The core of the LCP is a series of alumni speakers who, like our current students, once walked around the ‘Hurst trying to develop their leadership style.
The LDP is designed to be a cohort program where students learn and grow together. It is expected that they attend and complete all requirements in order to be inducted into the LDP. The skills students will learn and utilize within the LDP are advanced abilities for both their professional and personal lives. Throughout the LDP, participants will build networks with other student leaders while building a strong leadership component for their resume.
The Campus Involvement Center has an array of signature programs and events they sponsor throughout the year. Here is a glimpse of what you can expect to take place at Mercyhurst University.
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:
- Establishing an interdisciplinary approach and connect student life and academics through collaboratively presenting this event;
- Giving students the opportunity to take what they have learned and apply it;
Increasing health awareness by proving health screenings, activities, materials, demonstrations, and information;
- Motivating students, faculty, administrators and staff to make a positive impact on their health;
- Teaching self care practices;
- Connecting participants with campus and community resources; and
- Offering an opportunity for the campus community to gather together and enjoy a free lunch.
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.
The e: 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.
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:
- RSCO Recognition Process for “New” RSCOs
- Training and mentoring through the RSCO Manual, Advisor Resource Guide and monthly newsletters and workshops.
- Promotion and publicity through the online organization listings and events calendar.
- Learn more about RSCOs!