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International Medical Outreach Mission: The mission of IMO is to unite the efforts of a select group of pre-health students and medical staff in an international service learning experience that provides first hand medical care in countries less advanced. Objectives: IMO collaborates with the Caribbean American Medical Education Organization (CAMEO). CAMEO provides IMO with physicians and nurses on each mission, and IMO recruits students and funds the trip. Each mission group sets up a clinic in several rural towns in which healthcare is not easily accessible. Clinics are set up in churches and schoolhouses, as well as in pre-existing health clinics. IMO members support physicians and help them see patients as quickly and efficiently as possible. The responsibilities of all members on each mission trip include: intake, vitals, fitting people with new eye glasses, and pharmacy work. Issue Areas: We are concerned with assisting underserved communities by providing free healthcare, as well as increasing health awareness. Activities and Events: Applications for membership are available to current FSU students in September. New members have the opportunity to participate in one of three different mission trips. For more information on how to become a member, or if you wish to donate to IMO, please visit our website at International Medical Outreach Advisor: Dr. Tamara Bertrand Jones / (850) 644-1331

Delta Sigma Pi Mission: Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce; and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community. Objectives: When you think of Delta Sigma Pi, we want you to think of pride not only within our chapter at Florida State, but in our members too. Every brother lives by the quote, “he profits most who serves best.� As students we are here for one main purpose, and that is to receive an education. Delta Sigma Pi has established academic programs and we believe that such achievements at Florida State are essential in obtaining the initial job one desires after graduation and in future professional success. Good study habits translate into good work habits on the job. Delta Sigma Pi provides students with a solid foundation for a successful future and this is evident in our alumni who repeatedly attribute their accomplishments to us with being the stepping stone needed into the professional, commercial world. Issue Areas: The goal is to first get the brothers excited about community service! To reach this goal, we continually gather fresh ideas from the brothers, offer as many opportunities to volunteer so that all brothers can participate, and most importantly allow brothers to physically see the difference they are making when participating in community service events. Activities and Events: Second Harvest Canned Food Drive, Ronald McDonald House, Charity Basketball Tournament, writing cards for soldiers, Hope for Haiti, Adopt- A- Road, Jumpstart, Martin Luther King Jr. Education Day, Habitat for Humanity, and others. For more information: President Diana Augustin (305) 926-3832 Senior Vice President Jacob Kuta (321) 427-0266

American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Mission: The FSU Undergraduate chapter of AMSA is an exclusive student association consisting of premedical students. Our goals are to promote awareness of current issues in healthcare, serve the community, and expose our members to the field of medicine through networking, shadowing, and passive and active interaction with selected seminar speakers, who represent all levels of a medical education. Through these goals, AMSA focuses not only on the preparation of its members for their medical education, but also builds a foundation for professional development in health care. Objectives: The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is the largest independent national medical student organization. AMSA is student-governed, and is committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. With a membership of nearly 30,000 medical students, pre-medical students, interns and residents from across the country, AMSA is committed to improving health care and health care delivery to all people, promoting active improvement in medical education, involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligation of the profession of medicine, assisting in the understanding and improvement of world health problems, contributing to the welfare of medical students, interns, residents, and post-MD/DO trainees, and advancing the profession of medicine. The association presents lectures by health professionals to students whose career plans include medicine, organizes and performs volunteer activities, and tours local hospitals. Issue Areas: The community service issues we focus on are medical and/or health related. As a pre-med student it is very important to volunteer as soon as possible and learn through your experiences. AMSA can serve as a bridge between you, the student, and the volunteer organization you wish to immerse yourself in.

March of Dimes Collegiate Council

Mission: The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Objectives: The March of Dimes was founded on January 3, 1938 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, whose mission was to fund polio research and care for those suffering from the disease. President Roosevelt asked that everyone contribute a dime to funding for research, thus birthing the name, March for Dimes. It was a true grassroots effort, with moms, dads, grandmothers and grandfathers going door-to-door collecting donations that were then sent off to fund research that was investigating a cure for polio. On April 12, 1955, March of Dimes announced that a polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk was now safe and effective to use, making March of Dimes the only not-for-profit organization to reach its original goal. Since then, the March of Dimes has broadened its mission to include birth defects, infant mortality, and most recently, premature birth. The collegiate Council here at FSU feels as though it is imperative for college students to learn early-on about ways they can lead a healthy life in order to promote a healthy future. Issue Areas: Birth defects, Infant mortality, Premature birth Activities and Events: • Awareness Fair • March of Dimes Week • Premature Babies Awareness Day

• Folic Acid Breakfast • Legislative Day • March for Babies

Activities/Events: Camp Boggy Creek, Relay for Life, Hospice, Ronald McDonald House, Big Bend Cares, Recess, and more. For Membership Information: Mickey Skaret, Director of Recruitment For Volunteer/Service Information: Nina Hyvarinen, Philanthropy Coordinator

For more information, contact us via email at:

FAMU - FSU Engineers Without Borders Mission: FAMU-FSU Engineers Without Borders supports community -driven development programs worldwide through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while fostering responsible leadership.

Mission: To eradicate substandard housing in Leon County. Objectives: Each year, the goal of Habitat for Humanity at FSU is to build one Habitat house for a deserving family. To build a Habitat home in Leon County, it currently costs $49,500. In order to raise this money, we put on many fundraising events during the year. Issue Areas: Substandard housing in Leon County Activities and Events: Semi-annual 5K Run/Walk, Poker Tournaments, Seminole Shack Showdown, Valentine’s Rose Sale, Car Washes, and fundraisers at local restaurants. When we are in the process of building a house, build days are every Saturday from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, for a length of about twelve weeks. Our organization meets every Monday night at 6pm in the Student Life Building on the campus of FSU. For the first meeting of each month, we will be meeting in the new Dunlap Success Center in room 2201. You are welcome to come to a meeting to learn more about our organization! Stop by and learn how to become involved with FSU Habitat, hear about upcoming projects that we are working on, meet new people and make friends, and have fun!!! Members get to participate in house building, where they can learn how to use anything from hammers to power tools without any previous experience. Members also play a crucial role in fundraising efforts for new homes, lead events such as 5K Runs and Poker Tournaments, and help our campus chapter make an impact in the community. FSU Habitat is a great way to earn community service hours and best of all, by being an active member you will make new friends while helping out families who need a hand! For more information, contact Kate Russi at or at

Objectives: FAMU-FSU EWB makes a five-year commitment to a developing world community to design, implement, and maintain low-cost, small- scale, replicable and sustainable water, sanitation, renewable energy, and other projects – while respecting the community’s wishes, history, culture, and way of life. FAMU-FSU EWB was established in 2005. We invite students of all majors and professionals from a variety of professions including Engineering, Health, and Business to join our organization. The organization successfully implemented their first international project in August of 2008; a water supply project in the community of San Rafael, Peru that helped provide a year-round, cleaner water supply to over 400 people. Issue Areas: Throughout its mission, FAMU-FSU EWB educates the next generation of globally aware students, who are acutely conscious of the needs of 90 percent of the world. We work to meet the objectives of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Activities and Events: FAMU-FSU EWB’s other objectives include volunteering in local community service events and projects like Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, American Heart Walk, Habitat for Humanity, and Rainbow Rehab. Our major fundraising event each semester is a 5K Run/Walk at the FAMU -FSU College of Engineering to raise funds for our project in San Rafael, Peru. For more information: Rafael Vasquez or Heidi Coggins,

Operation Smile

Alternative Break Corps Mission: ABC offers low-cost service trips around the nation and abroad to students looking for a meaningful way to spend their spring break, winter break, summer break, or weekends. ABC Alternative Break Corps at Florida State University impacts students in communities through quality service trips and each trip focuses on a different issue, such as HIV/AIDS, homelessness, environment, children with disabilities, etc.

Mission: Mobilizing a world of generous hearts to heal children’s smiles and transform lives across the globe. Objectives: Founded in 1982, Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is a worldwide children’s medical charity whose network of global volunteers are dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since its founding, Operation Smile volunteers have treated more than 120,000 children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities and the organization has a presence in 51 countries. In addition to contributing free medical treatment, Operation Smile trains local medical professionals in its partner countries and leaves behind crucial equipment to lay the groundwork for long-term self-sufficiency.

Objectives: ABC at FSU is a member chapter of the national Break Away organization, which was established as an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit while housed at the FSU Center for Leadership and Civic Education from 2000 to 2007. Issue Areas: Each ABC service trip deals with a specific issue. Issues such as animal preservation, environment, child and adult education, disaster relief, mental health, abused children, disabled children, HIV/AIDS, etc.

More than 500 Operation Smile Student Associations in the United States and around the world build awareness, raise funds and educate students about the values of commitment, leadership and volunteerism.

Activities and Events: ABC holds general body meetings, information sessions, training retreats for Site Leaders and an annual banquet for all ABC participants and Site Leaders. Trips that took place last year:

Issue Areas: We have one issue area and that is of international health care. Operation Smile wants to heal the lives of children around the world while at the same time train local medical professionals to be self sufficient. For our student groups, we push the areas of awareness and volunteerism. It is important that people are educated in what is going on around the world.

FALL 2008: 2 weekend trips, 2 winter break trips SPRING 2009: 3 weekend trips, 9 domestic spring break trips, 1 international spring break trip SUMMER 2009: 1 international summer trip

Activities and Events: We do a lot of fundraising since our main goal is to pay for operations of children around the world. We have an annual cook-off in the Fall where faculty and staff come out and cook and help us raise money. We also do car washes, bake sales, etc. We bring in speakers to talk about medical issues and our members have the opportunity to participate in international missions via Operation Smile. These missions give our members hands on experience with children and the opportunity to change lives.

Website: Email:

For more information: Contact is via email at: Visit our website at:

For more information: Add us as an RSO on Blackboard & Join our Facebook group “ABC at FSU”

Office location: Dunlap Success Center 100 S. Woodward Avenue Tallahassee, fl. 32306-4161 850-644-3265

National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Mission: To advance the opportunities and qualities of life for African American women, their families and their communities. NCNW fulfills this mission through research, advocacy, national and community based services and programs in the United States and Africa. With its 38 national affiliate organizations and its more than 200 community based sections, NCNW has an outreach to nearly four million women, all contributing to the peaceful solutions to the problems of human welfare and rights.

Light The Night: FSU Chapter Mission: Our mission is the raise funds to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Objectives: Our organization was founded in 2007 to provide a fall service event for FSU students and faculty and Tallahassee community members to come together in order to reach a common goal. Issues: Blood cancers including leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.

Objectives: Founded in 1935 by historical leader Mary McCleod Bethune as “an organization of organizations” to bring African American women together in the common goal of service. On February 10, 1999, FSU’s chapter was founded. Issue Areas: Those revolving around African American women, from health, social and mental issues to family issues, we are about educating and uplifting as well as serving. Activities and Events: Annual Night of the Arts Award scholarship to high school student Mentoring at local schools NCNW Beauty Seminar NCNW Fit Club Neighborhood/street clean-up Study hall For more information: Email us at: or contact Jasmine Greene, 2009-2010 President at: Advisor: Joi Nathan Dunlap Success Center Center for Leadership and Civic Education

Activities and Events: Various wrap-around events scheduled all throughout the year to raise funds and raise awareness. Blood cancer awareness week – April Kick-off celebration – September The Light The Night Walk – October Awards Night – November For more information: Email us at Krista Markham, 2009 Event Chair

Health & Educational Relief for Guyana (HERG) Mission: Health and Education Relief for Guyana (HERG) is a not-for-profit organization whose primary mission is to improve the health and well being of communities in need through medical and educational outreach programs, regardless of region, race, religion or political ideology. Objectives: This organization actively plans for two medical and educational mission trips to Guyana, South America. Before the trips, the organization raises funds and supplies for the mission. Our goal is to bring a group of people together with the common interest of serving Guyana as well as generating and starting new service programs for Guyana. Issue Areas: HERG envisions a Guyana where quality health care and educational institutions are accessible to all of its citizens and serves as the foundation for all communities. HERG agrees to invest in the education of students from nursery to university by supplementing material and instructional needs. HERG will strive to build alliances with institutions, organizations and individuals who share in our mission in order to promote our agenda. Activities and Events: We have meetings monthly and discuss upcoming volunteer events, socials, or anything related to the medical mission trips to Guyana. For more information contact: Ankur Shah Public Relations Officer

Invisible Children at FSU Mission: Invisible Children on the national level aims to improve the quality of life for war-affected children by providing access to quality education, enhanced learning environments, and innovative economic opportunities for many communities in northern Uganda. On a more local level, the movement of Invisible Children at FSU is an effort to provide the opportunity for adolescents to become more globally engaged. The first aspect of our mission includes raising awareness to the student body about a waging war in northern Uganda. The second aspect of our mission is to improve their education system through our fundraising efforts on campus and in the Tallahassee community. Lastly, we aim to promote social change through democratic and diplomatic means. Objectives: Invisible Children at FSU is dedicated to ending the war in northern Uganda. As such, we work to spread awareness about child soldiers in northern Uganda throughout the FSU and Tallahassee communities. We fundraise for our partner school, Awere Secondary School, so that former child soldiers have access to an education. Issue Areas: We work on behalf of children’s rights and international education so that the children of northern Uganda, who have only known war and conflict, will one day know peace and reconciliation within their nation. Activities and Events: Documentary screenings Music with a Heartbeat Benefit Concert Change your Wardrobe, Change the World Rummage Sale African Advocacy Expo The RESCUE of Joseph Kony’s Soldiers-Invisible Children Int’l. Event For more information: Email us at or visit our website at

C.H.I.C.S. at FSU (Caring and Helping in Community Service) Mission: The purpose of CHICS at FSU is to unify students for the purposes of serving the community, promoting friendship, developing character, and representing and maintaining the principles of honor, generosity, and altruism on the campus of Florida State University and in the community at large, for the betterment of the organization as well as the community. CHICS@FSU is a co-ed, community service organization at Florida State University. Objectives: CHICS participates in a number of different service activities every year, aiding in all aspects of society. Issue Area: We focus on various community need areas, including children/youth, animals, health, hunger and homelessness, and senior services. Activities: Some of our activities include: FSU Homecoming Relay for Life Habitat for Humanity Railroad Square Gallery Hop Leon County Humane Society Pensacola Rd. Clean-up Cooking for the Shelter Halloween Howl For more information: Location: Oglesby Union FSU, A305A Oglesby Union, #27 Advisor: Chandra Myrick,

Dear Fellow Seminoles, Florida State University’s Service Corps is a bureau of Student Government, dedicated to increasing students’ involvement in service to the community. Service Corps is proud to provide FSU students with the S.P.E.A.R., a publication that combines information about many of the service-focused student organizations on campus. The aim of this publication is to promote and support all service-focused student organizations on campus, by providing a means to advertise and showcase their organizations. The publication also provides FSU students with a compilation of service-related student organizations, perhaps making it more convenient for students to make connections and get involved in service. Each student organization has a unique approach to addressing the needs of our community, and may focus on a variety of community issue areas, but all of them aim to serve and make a positive difference in the world. Some organizations require applications while others encourage you to simply come to one of their meetings to get involved. Service Corps encourages you to seek out those organizations that appeal to your interests. We certainly hope the information is helpful to you, as you pursue you service endeavors during your academic career at Florida State University. Please let us know if you have any questions or need further assistance. With Seminole Pride, FSU Service Corps Executive Board 2009-2010

FSU Service Corps


Mission: We are an inclusive body of FSU students with the express purpose of promoting community service by: providing a forum for students to network and collaborate, offering support and encouragement to service-focused student organizations on campus; and organizing and implementing informative workshops, service projects and special events that aim to enhance students’ awareness of important social issues.

Welcome Letter


FSU Service Corps


Alternative Breaks Corps (ABC)


American Medical Student Association (AMSA)


Objectives: Founded in 1997, FSU Service Corps has grown from one student’s vision to an eight person executive board. As a bureau of the Student Government Association, our objectives include providing students with regular opportunities to serve throughout the year; promoting and supporting service-focused student organizations on campus; and encouraging communication and collaborative networking among servicefocused student organizations.

Caring and Helping in Community Service (CHICS)


Center for Leadership and Civic Education


Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity


FAMU-FSU Engineers Without Borders


Habitat for Humanity-FSU Chapter


Health and Educational Relief for Guyana (HERG)


International Medical Outreach (IMO)


Invisible Children


Kauz4Unity Coalition


Light the Night: FSU Chapter


The Executive Board elections are held every spring semester.

March of Dimes Collegiate Council


For more information: Contact us at: or 850-644-0086 Advisor: Heather Skojec,

National Council of Negro Women, Inc.


Operation Smile


FSU Service Corps is located at: Dunlap Student Success Center Center for Leadership and Civic Education 100 S. Woodward Avenue Tallahassee, FL 32306-4161

Pre-Nursing Leaders


Issue Area: FSU Service Corps focuses on a variety of community need areas, including hunger and homelessness, animals, youth, environment, emergency services, arts and culture, and senior services. Activities: Regular service projects (Days of Service) throughout the year Workshops for service-focused student organizations Annual Celebration of Service Banquet The SPEAR - Publication of service-focused student organizations.

Pre -Nursing Leaders

The Center for Leadership and Civic Education is a department of the Division of Student Affairs. Mission: The Center enhances the education of students for responsible citizenship and effective leadership. Vision: Students and alumni are responsible citizens and effective leaders. They are aware of and engaged in the world around them and use their talents and means to create a more just and humane society. Students and alumni are well-known and respected for their leadership acumen and public service tradition. They readily seek and accept opportunities for leadership; partake actively in professional, civic, and community organizations; offer themselves for positions of trust and public service; and strive to make positive changes in their professions and communities. Stop by the Center to meet with a Service Advisor to learn about the many ways you can be involved in leadership development and meaningful service to the community. Center Programs include: Community Outreach Jumpstart LeaderShape Lead-Ins at the Rez Noles Leadership Book Club For more information: Website: Phone: 850-644-3342 Email: Location: Dunlap Student Success Center 100 S. Woodward Avenue Tallahassee, FL 32306-4161

PeaceJam Service Learning ServScript Summer Serviceships Youth Programs

Mission: To engage Pre-Nursing students in Leadership and Service around campus and in the community; to coordinate and to facilitate communication between faculty, administration and the Pre-Nursing students; to unify all undergraduate Pre-Nursing students into a functioning student body; and to teach Pre-Nursing students about the Nursing profession. Objectives: Pre-Nursing Leaders is an advisory board at FSU consisting of no more than 30 members at a time. Pre-Nursing Leaders represent all Pre Nursing students at FSU and facilitate their involvement in community service and nursing leadership. Issue Areas: healthcare, health education, nursing, children/youth, elder services, education, global issues, and disabled services. Activities and Events: Westminster Oaks Nursing Home Light the Night Relay for Life Special Olympics Florida Great American Smoke out Event Hope for Haiti’s Children Nursing 411 Info session Health Education-Outreach Mentor/Mentee between Nursing students and Pre-Nursing students Student Nurses Appreciation Week Professional Nursing workshops Big Bend Cares Boys and Girls Club Alzheimer’s Project For more information: Contact Avery Johnson, President

Kauz4unity Coalition Mission: Our mission is to nurture UNITY in DIVERSITY through knowledge and acceptance. Promoting PEACE and LOVE through our actions and words, we will focus on becoming aware of adversities facing our country through education and acts of service. We will make our world a better place through commitments of time and understanding, becoming the change we seek. We will then use the objectives of our mission to mentor High school students on issues they may face to help better prepare them for college and the life after high school. They will then grow as future leaders, helping the generations beneath them. Objectives: We provide an inclusive environment to discuss important social issues that keep us separated as a society. We’re working on a high school mentor program called Project Kauz, to implement what we learn and help enlighten students on such pressing issues as well. We also pride ourselves in giving back to our community. Remember it takes Unity to build a prospering Community. Issue Areas: We will focus on issues and stereotypes dealing with cultures, race, sex, and economic status just to name a few. It is important for us to work on these issues to unify. The unity that we’re referring to is the unity that will allow us to accomplish important tasks. It’s when we can all come together and find that common ground or learn to agree to disagree that we will begin to tackle the concerns of the world in a positive way, which is another reason community service plays such a valiant role in Kauz4unity. Activities and Events: Monthly Discussions with Facilitators Weekly Conversation hours Themed Semester weeks or mini-weeks Monthly Community Service Projects Access to weekly Community Service opportunities For more information: Nicole Ralston, Membership Chair

SPEAR 2009  

News publication for the Service Corps of Florida State University

SPEAR 2009  

News publication for the Service Corps of Florida State University