A social life gold mine is buried deep in the OC at the Center for Student Activities and Leadership Development (CSA) service window, which offers students discounted tickets and trips.
“There are so many discounts available for students, their friends and family as well as the community and I’ve been to a few shows myself and the seats are amazing,” Jean Ann Miller, director of the CSA, said.
The CSA service window offers a wide variety of tickets for on-campus activities and events including Student Life Lecture Board lectures, ticketed student organization events and discounted tickets for area theaters such as the Detroit Opera House and Fox Theatre.
For sports fans, the CSA partnered with the Detroit Pistons, the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers to offer discounted tickets for specific games throughout the season.
The service window does not sell athletic tickets for OU games or tickets to Meadow Brook Theatre or Meadow Brook Music Festival.
The CSA service window is an extension of the on-campus ticketing service for Music, Theatre and Dance (MTD). MTD tickets can be purchased at the window with cash, checks, credit cards and SpiritCash. A $2 per ticket service fee is added to all tickets sold at the service window for performances, with the exception of the MTD tickets.
Tickets for Student Program Board’s trip to Washington, D.C. are now on sale at the CSA ticket window. The cost is $200 and students will depart from OU on Nov. 5 and return on Nov. 8.
“Transportation and hotel accommodations is included in the price but students can plan what they want to do, meaning there is no set itinerary for the trip,” Miller said.
Some students are concerned that the trip to Washington D.C. is more expensive than last year’s trips. However, this is not true. The winter 2015 trip to New Orleans cost up to $300 and the fall 2014 trip to New York City cost $200.
Miller is also planning future events, such as College Night on Oct. 23 at the Detroit Institute of Arts and a trip to the Library of Michigan in Lansing on Nov. 14.
“It is so important to get involved while being a student because without being involved you wouldn’t really have your OU experience, so take advantage of everything around campus,” Miller said.
Updated information about shows, ticket prices and service window hours are available on the Center for Student Activities’ website, www.oakland.edu/csa.
Emily DeLano, the Leadership and Service Learning coordinator, wants students to become involved and make the best of their college experience. “Being involved is very vital because employers ask about the different experiences a student has with being a leader,” DeLano said.
The CSA also offers programs that are designed to help students become better leaders and to give back to the community. For more information of volunteer and leadership programs, visit wwwp.oakland.edu/csa/volunteer.