As a college transfer student, it may be difficult to keep up with schoolwork as well as get involved at your new university. While getting acclamated to their new surroundings, some transfers fear that they will miss out on opportunites to get involved with student groups. Ben Sheridan proves this notion to be false.
Within the past year, Sheridan joined a fraternity, became vice president of the Bearcats for Israel group, is an active member of Chabad, as well as president of Bingham. He balances all of this with being a full time student.
Sheridan spent his freshman year of college traveling the world. When he came to Binghamton University, he made it his business to find organizations that he felt passionate about. He wanted to find groups and clubs that represented his views.
Sheridan’s most cherished organization is the Bearcats for Israel organization. He sees an extremely bright future for this organization and hopes to expand the group. His goal is to create a group agenda that reflects democratic values. Although he is aware that not everyone shares his same political views, he wishes to relay his message around campus as well as educate those who are not politically active.
Sheridan hopes that through Bearcats for Israel he will inspire students to become politically active, as well as spread democratic values, which include gay rights, women’s rights, speech and religion rights, coexistence education training, and interfaith education training.
Although this may seem a lot for one individual to have on his plate, Sheridan has already achieved so much in such a small amount of time. Sheridan is an excellent example of a student taking initiative, showing us that even if you are a transfer, you can quckly become an active member of the BU community.