WCU hosts annual spring involvement fair
February 6, 2017
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West Chester University hosted their annual involvement fair on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Sykes Student Union. More than 100 student organizations were in attendance, setting up tables throughout the Sykes Ballrooms, as well as in front of the Ram’s Head food court.
The involvement fair is intended particularly for first-year and transfer students who are new to West Chester’s campus.
Students on campus have the opportunity to advertise their organizations and garner the attention of students new to the campus, promoting clubs ranging from Greek life to service and volunteer organizations.
The university holds an organization fair once each semester, and each time it promises many opportunities to get involved. Organizations also offer ways to make friends and attain a position of leadership, specifically on an executive board.
“Joining radio was single-handedly the greatest decision I’ve made in college,” said junior Samantha Helias, news director for WCUR.
Helias was persuaded to join the organization after meeting the executive board at the involvement fair during her freshman year.
“We all share a common interest in having a passion for music, but a lot of them are friendly and accepting without even having to share similar hobbies. It literally comes down to that, like working in broadcasting and DJing is cool and all, but only because of the energy everyone brings to the table,” said Helias.
The involvement fair had a large turnout, from students running tables to students searching for new organizations to participate in. Many organizations were handing out baked goods and food and promoting events to attract students.
Many organizations’ executive board members were in attendance, boasting about their respective clubs and giving interested students more information about their organization.
“The History Club seems to encourage students to devote themselves to the study of history through historic discussions, presentations, lectures and trips,” said senior Bernie Bronsberg, president of the History Club. “Our trip this semester will be to Gettysburg, Pa., and we are here at the involvement fair to raise awareness for our club and our upcoming trip.”
For a student who missed the involvement fair, students can make an account and join organizations on OrgSync. This resource allows students to connect online as well as reaching out to different organizations on campus. Students can do this by going to orgsync.com/login/west-chester-university-of-pennsylvania and selecting the “Register Now” option.
Kinjal Shah is a third-year student majoring in English writings track. She can be reached at [email protected]