Students who want to become more involved in campus life can learn about more than 30 campus organizations at theÂ Student Organization Fair from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday in the McGlothlin Campus Center.
During the fair, student groups will use booths in the Campus Center to display what their organizations have to offer and why students should join.
Mallorie Frank, student activities coordinator, said the fair is designed to be a service for students.
“If they can find an organization, they can find community, and they can find a place where they belong,” Frank said. “That’s something I’m really passionate about.”
Frank said the Fair serves as a way for students to get up close and personal with organizations and clubs – especially those that tend to be overlooked.
One such club that will participate in the fair is Wildcat Hockey. Mark Daughdrill, Wildcat Hockey team captain, said that not many people on campus even know ACU has a club hockey team. Daughdrill said he wants to sign up 50 students to support the 15 members already on the team.
“We just want to spread awareness and to get new members for the team,” he said.
Another organization seeking to boost enrollment is the Black Students Association.Â This club, formally known as Essence of Ebony, aims to expand its prominence on campus as well.
“We really wanted to be able to get our name out there,” said Jeanetta Norris, BSA president. “I wanted to be able to do something to catch your eyes, and the Student Organization Fair is that avenue.”
Frank said student leaders should think outside of the box and find innovative ways to present their organization to the students.
“It’s a new class, and every class that comes in is more and more innovative because technology is continually growing,” she said. “I want the organization leaders to think with them, to grow with them, and they are.”
Among the dozens of organizations scheduled to be at the event hoping to broaden the scope of student activities are the Locavore Club, Students in Free Enterprise, Spring Break Campaigns and The Shinnery Review.
“Where I see a need is actually having things for students to do on campus,” Frank said. “What students are looking for is a place to belong, and they want to find someone that’s like them. That’s what I want to step in and do.”