Student Eminent Society
The College of Liberal Arts Student Eminent Society is a select group of Liberal Arts undergraduate students that serve as official hosts and hostesses for CLA events throughout the academic year. The Student Eminent Society (SES) is responsible for assisting the college and development staff with academic, donor, and alumni events such as football tailgates and donor receptions.
The SES works closely with dean’s events including the spring faculty awards banquet and annual scholarship ceremony. The SES also serves as a liaison between undergraduate students and Liberal Arts alumni. Student Eminent Society members provide services to, and promote pride in, the university and all of its functions through dedication of its students and organizations and responsibility to their performance.
The Student Eminent Society meets at 6:30 p.m. every other Tuesday of each month during the Fall and Spring semesters. All meetings are mandatory. Officers meet the Tuesday before each meeting to discuss important topics and prepare the agenda for the next general meeting.
Please use the Student Eminent Society Event Request Form to request the services of SES at your events.
SES partners with The BigHouse Foundation
The College of Liberal Arts' Student Eminent Society (SES) would like to announce that they have established their first long-term philanthropy effort with The BigHouse Foundation in Opelika, Ala. BigHouse is dedicated to meeting the needs and improving the quality of life of foster families in Lee County. They provide everything from clothes and basic items to activities for foster children. According to BigHouse's website, their mission is to "connect the needs of foster families with the generosity of our community through the love of Jesus Christ."
Ally Mills, special projects and philanthropy chair for SES, says that she is thrilled about the organization moving forward with a long-term philanthropy partnership.
"I am overjoyed about the opportunity of working with The BigHouse Foundation," Mills says. "It is incredibly humbling to hear what the BigHouse is offering to foster children in the area. They are not only providing foster families with needed items, but they are providing a fun and loving environment for the kids. We may only play a small role, but we are honored to help make an impact in the community."
That being said, SES has recognized the many needs at BigHouse and in the surrounding community, and has decided to partner with their philanthropic efforts. The organization has begun volunteering at BigHouse once a month, and is collecting items for the holiday season, including hats and gloves for the foster children, as well as gifts for the children to give to their parents. For more information about The BigHouse Foundation, visit http://www.ourbighouse.org/.
Last Updated: February 16, 2016