The Office of Student Engagement & Leadership
Guiding Your Extracurricular Journey
OSEL creates, promotes and supports opportunities which inspire students to become connected, empowered and engaged members of the F&M community. Specifically, OSEL:
- Provides logistical support and financial advisement to 90 student-led organizations
and fraternities & sororities
- Advises the student governing bodies: College Entertainment Committee, Club Council, Diplomatic Congress, & the Student
Activities Finance Committee
- Supports campus-wide, traditional events such as True Blue Weekend & Spring Arts
- Plans and manages Orientation along with a multi-departmental team
- Manages the Steinman College Center & Ben’s Underground, along with nearly 50 student workers; works with event services in managing F&M's Hartman Green and 1787, a social event space.
- Manages the student engagement and event calendar platform, Campus Groups
Club Council is a student-run governing body that oversees and advocates for student organizations on campus, and ensures that student organizations have the tools they require for success.
The College Entertainment Committee (CEC)
The College Entertainment Committee (CEC) plans fun, inclusive events that everyone on campus can enjoy. They host events almost every weekend, such as trivia, karaoke, bingo, dodgeball, off-campus activities, and so much more. They host several signature events throughout the year, including the long standing F&M tradition, Spring Arts, an annual concert featuring both student talent and national touring acts.
Diplomatic Congress (DipCon)
As the central student government of F&M, the Diplomatic Congress (DipCon) unites student leaders from all facets of the community with the common purpose of promoting a diverse and engaging campus culture and improving all aspects of the student experience. To this end, Congress:
- Coordinates student participation in the shared governance of the College
- Oversees the activities of and facilitates collaboration between various student governing bodies
- Oversees primary funding for and oversight of campus-wide events and student activities
- Advocates on behalf of the student body on all critical matters facing the college
A student-run club located below F&M’s Dining Hall, Ben’s Underground offers entertainment options that include student performances, live music, game and competition nights, pool, foosball, magnetic darts, Dish television, and karaoke night.
Fraternity & Sorority Life at F&M
Since the first fraternity was established on campus in 1854, F&M's fraternities and sororities have been part of our community, offering interested students additional opportunities for intellectual advancement, leader development, responsible citizenship and community building.Learn more »