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Office of Student Development

FALL 2020 UPDATE: The Office of Student Development will provide in person services Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm. The office will offer appointments remotely, Monday - Friday based on the staff’s schedule for the Fall 2020 semester. To make an appointment with a member of our team please email the staff member directly. If you should require immediate assistance please contact the main office at 978-665-3163.

Office of Student Development StaffThe Office of Student Development is home to all the clubs and organizations, the leadership development program, volunteerism, commuter affairs, and orientation. We also oversee all Hammond Campus Center operations, which employees over 50 students. Part of your college experience is getting involved. We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities offered outside the classroom, whether you join a club, attend events, volunteer, or seek employment. If you are still not convinced that it is important to get involved, check out this article!

Rock the Block crowdThere are currently about 75+ active clubs & organizations on campus.  They range from large, general organizations like the Student Government Association (SGA) and Fitchburg Activities Board (FAB), to smaller, more niche organizations like Quidditch club or Exercise & Sports Science club. Starting a new club is also always an option.  Gymnastics club and the Ice Hockey club were both recently created in the past year. To learn more about all our clubs check out FalConnect.

Hammond Hall studentsThe Hammond Campus Center has eight different operational areas all employed by about 60 students. All eight areas ensure the functionality of the campus center by providing services to everyone who uses it. 

  • Building Managers
  • Info Desk
  • Falcon Pub
  • Game Room
  • Commuter Affairs
  • Volunteer Affairs
  • Event Services Staff (ESS)
  • Office Staff

For job opportunities, check out the Hammond Employment website.

Greek LifeFitchburg State has three fraternities and three sororities on campus:

The Leadership Development program enhances students’ post-graduation marketability. We provide opportunities for students to work on their teamwork, communication, decision making, and organizational skills, to name a few. Some examples include a Emerging Leaders Retreat and the Falcon Certification Program.  We also have a chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) that students with a 2.7GPA or higher can take part in.

Falcon BazaarThe Volunteer Center on campus is home to our Falcon Bazaar and Professional Clothing Closet. Here, students can “shop” (for free) for food/necessities and/or professional clothing for internships or interviews.  We also offer a program called “Swipe it Forward” where students can donate one of their “guest” meal swipes to a student in need. You can access a list of local food pantries here. The Volunteer Center also oversees multiple volunteer opportunities in the Fitchburg and surrounding areas. 

Commuter Affairs is also part of the Office of Student Development.  As a commuter, you have access to all the same opportunities as resident students, including jobs and clubs.  Additionally, there is a lounge specifically for commuter students, lockers that can be signed out, and relaxation stations around campus to make you feel a bit more at home.  Reference the Commuter Handbook here.

Students on CampusThe Center for Diversity and Inclusiveness (CDI) also works closely with the Office of Student Development. CDI is home to all our multicultrual clubs on campus, including the Gay/Straight Alliance, Black Student Union, Latin American Student Organization, and World Integrated Nations. They also host programs like Inclusive Dialogues and heritage month music celebrations in the dining hall. Learn more about what they do here.