Student Activities, Commuter Services, Leadership Development, and Student Organizations

The University of Findlay’s Student Activities, Commuter Services, and Leadership Development offers a number of events and activities for students to participate in throughout the year. Programming is composed of social, leadership, philanthropic, and creative arts/entertainment.

Student Activities, Commuter Services, and Leadership Developments’ Mission is to:

  • Assist students in identifying and meeting leadership skills, goals, organizational habits, and developing positive communication networking skills;
  • Assist in creating a sense of civic responsibility;
  • Promote and encourage diversity, physical, cultural, ethical, moral, spiritual, and social growth through leadership development and purposeful programming;
  • Support students' academic endeavors and foster experiential learning;
  • Support and encourage students to actively participate in campus, local and global communities in preparation for meaningful lives and productive careers;
  • Foster active learning opportunities that catalyze the academic experience.

Student Activities Board

The Student Activities Board (SAB) (Office 8A in the Alumni Memorial Union) is a nationally awarded, dedicated group of student leaders who are committed to providing diverse, quality, cultural, and educational edutainment that enhances UF's campus life. SAB membership is open to all students who pay the activities fee and wish to participate in actively planning, organizing, advertising, implementing, and evaluating programming on campus and networking with agents and entertainers. SAB members also have opportunities to represent the University at regional and national conferences (via an application process). Contact information: 419-434-4606.

Clubs and Organizations

The University of Findlay has numerous student organizations focusing on cultural, social, philanthropic, professional, and spiritual activities. Information about existing organizations or about starting a new student organization may be obtained through the Office of Student Activities,Commuter Services, and Leadership Development: 419-434-4606 or studentactivities@findlay.edu. A list of active student organizations, interest groups, and honor societies is available on the Student Activities, Commuter Services, and Leadership Development page of The University of Findlay’s website.

In order to be recognized as a University interest group, club, or organization the organization must have a full-time faculty member or administrative staff adviser and a constitution approved by the University. Additionally, all procedures and policies communicated by either the Office of Student Activities and Commuter Services or the University must be followed in order to receive and maintain University recognition.

Student Government

The Student Government Association (SGA) exists to give students an opportunity to establish practices and policies relating to student welfare. SGA provides leadership guidance for the student body and assists the administration in many facets of student life. The governing body of the SGA is the Student Senate, composed of the six elected SGA officers, the president of each class, a representative from each class, and a delegate from each class. Student interests and concerns are served through the Student Government Association representatives on various faculty committees and the Board of Trustees.

Under the supervision of the University and the Student Government Association adviser(s) the Student Government Association facilitates allocating funds (received through student activity fees) among campus organizations. It also has the authority to propose rules affecting student life that are then submitted to the Division of Student Affairs, and, when required, the Board of Trustees for final approval. The Student Government Association Office is located in the Alumni Memorial Student Union, just north of the Atrium, Room 11. Contact information: 419-434-4849.

Student Media

The Pulse is the award-winning campus newspaper published by The University of Findlay students. It provides coverage of campus news, views, sports, human interest stories, and campus anecdotes. Students interested in serving as writers, columnists, business manager, technicians, and in other staff positions should contact the editor or faculty adviser. The Pulse can also be read online via The University of Findlay website (http://pulse.findlay.edu/). The paper also maintains social media pages (Facebook and Twitter) and produces a short weekly television program called PulseTV.

UF-TV is a University-operated television station located on cable channel 20. Following its digital upgrade in early 2009, the station began airing live University sports, and musical and theatrical events. Through a diversity of news and public affairs programming, students are given many opportunities for involvement both on-camera and behind the scenes.

WLFC FM is the University radio station. Staffed by students and volunteers, it pushes out 4,600 watts and reaches all or part of 16 counties in the northwest Ohio region. WLFC programs music, news, sports, and various types of University-derived programming. Students interested in serving as on-air or in other capacities should contact the faculty adviser or the station manager. The station also streams 24/7/365 at www.WLFC883.com. You may also download the Oiler Mobile app for free and listen to WLFC on your phone.

From the Writer’s Kitchen is the campus literary magazine. Students contribute to, edit, and produce the magazine. Contributors share their work through publication and public readings. The editorial positions are treated as professional internships.