Creating Experiences to Cultivate Community
The Office of Student Activities actively pursues the development of a university community that creates a place for every student to be successful, involved, and engaged in the work of creating a life of meaning. We accomplish this by mentoring and collaborating with visionary students who excel at creating leadership opportunities, programs and events that enrich and enliven the collegiate experience.
Student traditions create a memorable college experience at Florida Tech. In addition to the various clubs and organizations sponsored through student activities, and beyond the plentiful leadership and service opportunities, our campus also offers the following selection of innovative and engaging programs throughout the year.
Welcome Weeks - As a new student, the Office of Student Activities wants you to feel at home academically AND socially! That is why we created: Welcome Week – a dynamic schedule of activities and events, offered to all students during the first week of classes each semester!
Student Leadership Symposium - This Symposium is a one-day experience designed to broaden participants cultural competency and leadership knowledge.
Trip Series - Melbourne is a smaller city in the heart of the Space Coast, only about an hour away from large cities such as Orlando. Once a month, OSA will plan a trip to a different location in the area and will bring students there on a bus. Examples include Disney World, Universal, Halloween Horor Nights, Indoor Skydiving, etc. Students must purchase a ticket to participate in advance which are heavily discounted making it the ideal school break!
Homecoming Week - Homecoming Week is not only big for our alumni but also our students! From a Talent Show to a Carnival the Homecoming Committee, planned and implemented by our students and overseen by the OSA, has it all!
Family Weekend - Florida Tech students and the OSA invite our Panther family members to campus for a weekend of activities that always cooresponds with our Homecoming Week.
International Festival - Our annual celebration of cultural diversity and international community held each year since 2007! International student groups and local cultural organizations host country and diversity-themed display booths showcasing a variety of traditional clothing, informational literature, maps, flags and artifacts. Dance and vocal groups, bands and other performers (including martial artists) fill the afternoon with live entertainment on Florida Tech's outdoor stage, the Panthereum, while local eateries sell a variety of delicious ethnic foods in the Panther Plaza courtyard.
Greek Life's Greek Week - Greek Week is a weeklong celebration for all of the social fraternities and sororities on campus. It is a chance for members to come together to celebrate the spirit and pride of being a part of a fraternity/sorority. United together, the Greek community uses this time to show their passion for scholarship, service, leadership and brotherhood/sisterhood. All events are open to the campus community.
Other traditions include: