The Collegiate Men of VSU had their first membership drive Wednesday at 7:30pm in the University Center Magnolia Room,.
This brand new student organization plans on focusing on community service to the local area and a mentoring program for boys.
Between 50-75 men showed up last night to listen to the presentation and show support.
Their requirements start with having a GPA of 2.7 or higher; but if it is close to the needed grades they will overlook the few points just for the beginning of their recruiting process but expect the GPA to improve if their members plan on staying with the organization.
After making the grades each associate is expected to have a minimum of 20 hours of community service and be affiliated with another student organization.
The dues are 15 dollars, of which half goes to the purchase of a membership tie and the other half is for funding the activities.
They plan on holding meetings every other Saturday at 2pm.
“We want a meeting on the weekend to have our members show us that they are committed to our goals and mission statement” President Paul Rosmond, junior business management major, said.
Their big supporter and advisor is Jessie Tuggle; VSU alumnus, former Atlanta Falcons Linebacker and five time Pro Bowler.
He welcomed the new members via web video recorded earlier. He stressed that the being a member of the Collegiate Men of VSU is more than just a service group.
The members have to refine themselves to be better prepared for the real world with etiquette and proper knowledge of attire.
“Our mission statement is consistently grading men of character, men of distinction, men of excellence of today and tomorrow,” Rosmond said.
Be on the lookout for the collegiate men of VSU on campus either performing a service or fundraising in the future.