Leadership Programs and Student Organizations

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Student Leadership

Leadership Programs provide resources for students to enhance or create many diverse and exciting leadership opportunities. Our office has books, articles, and listings of opportunities to enrich leadership styles and growth for individuals and student organizations.

A significant component of the co-curricular educational experience of BFIT students is leadership training. Our programs use strategies that allow student to develop skills and abilities, provide opportunities for increased understanding of the group dynamics, and highlight college resources. By participating in these programs, students will be able to make the most of their co-curricular involvement, and in turn, enhance their overall personal development.


Student Organizations

BFIT focuses on students’ personal growth and development through student organizations offered each year. Student organizations are designed to promote and develop leadership and socialization skills through active engagement at the college and local community. While student organizations are voluntary and open to the BFIT community, some require students to meet eligibility requirements based on prior scholastic and demonstration of leadership.

Students interested in starting a new organization on campus should make an appointment to meet with the director. Students should be prepared to submit a one-page proposal stating the mission, prospective members and an approximate budget.


Government Organizations:

Residence Hall Association is an organization of students who serve as a governing body of the residence hall. RHA provides funding for programming, and works with students with problems and concerns regarding residential student life. RHA will work in cooperation with the residential students and the administration of BFIT and Midtown Hotel to guarantee a high quality of living amongst the members of the community. Students involved in RHA will be able to plan social events within the hall, purchase items for community development, and plan trips away from campus.
Student Government Associate (SGA) will work as a team to represent the student voice by listening to student input and turning their suggestions into successful actions. SGA will also bridge the gap between student concerns and faculty/staff awareness of those concerns.


Academic Organizations:

The Franklin Honor Society recognizes and encourages scholarship among Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology students. Students with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.35 who have no current grade below C, and have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credit hours during the semester will be invited to participate as Franklin Scholars. As part of the Honor Society, Franklin Scholars will have the opportunity to further promote and develop academic excellence through service and academic activities within and beyond the Greater BFIT Community. Members in good standing will also be recognized at graduation


Professional Organizations:


The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) provides its members opportunities to gain broader insight into the automotive profession by sponsoring meetings which will bring practicing professionals to the campus, planning social and recreational events, sponsoring civic engagement projects of interest, academic program evaluation, and participating in local regional and nationals SAE sponsored events.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) provides its members opportunities to gain broader insight into the electronics profession by sponsoring meetings which will bring practicing professionals to campus, planning social and recreational events, sponsoring civic engagement projects of interest, academic program evaluation, and participating in local regional and nationals IEEE sponsored events.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) provides its members opportunities to gain broader insight into the mechanical engineering profession by sponsoring meetings which will bring practicing professionals to campus, planning social and recreational events, sponsoring civic engagement projects of interest, academic program evaluation, and participating in local regional and nationals ASME sponsored events.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) provides its members opportunities to gain broader insight into the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration profession by sponsoring meetings which will bring practicing professionals to campus, planning social and recreational events, sponsoring civic engagement projects of interest, academic program evaluation, and participating in local regional and nationals ASHRAE sponsored events.

Opticians Association of America (OAA) provides its members opportunities to gain broader insight into the eye health profession by sponsoring meetings which will bring practicing professionals to campus, planning social and recreational events, sponsoring civic engagement projects of interest, academic program evaluation, and participating in local regional and nationals OAA sponsored events.