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Programs and Workshops

Eagle Fest: Fall Student Involvement Fair (formerly known as Fajita Fest)

Eagle Fest is one of the many great opportunities made available to new and returning students during the first two weeks of Fall semester to explore over 200 student organizations at Eastern Michigan University.  Student organizations set up reserved tables giving incoming students an opportunity to see what makes each organization unique. The fair is also a great way for new students to gather contact information from the various student organizations represented there, and find out how they can be involved in those particular student organizations.

In order to register your organization and to avoid problems down the road, please make sure the following are taken care of:

  • Your organization is in good standing with Campus Life and Event Planning.
  • Your organizations information has been updated with both offices.

Winter Fest

Winter Fest is the Winter semester version of the Fall Student Involvement Fair, and is a great opportunity for organizations to connect with students looking to try something new and get involved! 

To avoid problems down the road, make sure the following are taken care of:

  • The organization is in good standing with Campus Life and Conference and Event Services (Event Planning).
  • The organizations information has been updated with both offices.

Registration for Winter Fest closed on Sunday, December 9th. Limited Space is available and will be reserved first come, first serve.

Eagle Leaders Institute (ELI)

Eagle Leaders Institute (ELI) is a leadership-focused program retreat designed to allow opportunities to develop and practice leadership skills while networking with many different groups of student leaders at EMU. Facilitators will be a combination of professional staff and community leaders, with an emphasis on four pillars:

  1. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  2.  Self-Reflection (using “lens” as our framework)
  3.  Student Involvement at EMU - as a student leader, what is your role in the experience of other students? 
  4. Modeling the leadership we want to see from each other

Move-In Magic

All Student Move In Magic 2016Organizations in good standing are invited to participate during this university wide service initiative. Helping new students feel welcomed by carrying their belonging up to their Residence Hall rooms is a long standing tradition at EMU. The members of our student organizations really step up at this event with a large showing and are greatly appreciated for their efforts.

SOLAR

SOLAR Student Organizations Learning and Resources Workshops (SOLAR) is a fun and interactive learning opportunitysolar logo for student organization members and leaders. Campus Life will provide you with valuable skill building seminars that will help your organization succeed!
A variety of SOLAR sessions are offered throughout the year on topics pertaining to your student organization, from important policies to managing money to helpful resources. These sessions are led by experts from campus and the community. 

SOLAR sessions for the 2018-2019 Academic Year will be 7:30-9 pm Mondays in Student Center 350 except for the Kick-off which is in the SC Ballroom: 

  • Sept. 10, 2018: SOLAR Kick-off: Required for all Presidents & Vice Presidents 
  • October 15: Money Management 
  • November 12: Officer Transitions 
  • January 14: Inclusive Recruitment & Beyond
  • February 11: Evaluating Your Organization
  • March 11: Engagement & Employability 

In addition to the knowledge and enrichment you and your organization stand to gain from participating in SOLAR, Campus Life is also offering a financial contribution for each SOLAR session you complete! We do multiple raffles at each session and track points based off attendance. Organizations receive one point per board member and two points per general member that attend. One individual may represent up to two separate organizations at any given session. After that last SOLAR in March we will announce the top three organizations for SOLAR attendance who will win: 

  • 1st place: $500
  • 2nd place: $350
  • 3rd place: $150

Campus Life, 345 Student Center, 900 Oakwood Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734.487.3045 campuslife@emich.edu