Illustration by Nicole Freewalt.
Grace Cavanaugh ~ Staff Writer
On Wednesday, Feb. 6, the University of Lynchburg will be hosting their spring semester Organization Fair in the Hall Campus Ballroom from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
According to Deborah Brown, the coordinator for Student Engagement and Club/Organization Development, “Currently, we have 46 organizations registered,” as of February 4.
This event is open to all students, and students are encouraged to participate and see what clubs and organizations the University has on campus. “150 to 200 [students] is the expected turnout,” said Brown.
“This is a great opportunity for our campus organizations to showcase their group and answer questions prospective members may have,” said Brown. “It is also a great time for students to find out how they can get involved whether it’s service organization, departmental, [like the] sciences, philosophy, political science, Pre-Law, Latin Club, et cetera; special interests, [like] Ski and Snowboarding Club, a capella, Relay for Life, rock climbing, et cetera; club sports, [or] spiritual/religious organizations.”
Brown said, “There will be some new organizations represented at the event and we have several new organizations that [are] awaiting approval from SGA which should be up and running soon.”
“You get to see everything,” said Jeffrey Snow, senior. “It’s like a one-stop shop.” Kamryn Schnieder, sophomore, says she plans on attending the organization fair again this semester, adding, “Last semester, the Rock Climbing Club had stuff for sale like equipment, the Gay-Straight Alliance was giving out free shirts, and one of the science clubs had freeze-dried marshmallows. It was cool.”
Cameron Short, sophomore, said, “It was interesting seeing all of the clubs. You don’t always get to know every club on campus, like the Anime Club or the Chemistry Club. They’re not advertised the same as FSL or GSA and BSA. Seeing them all out and promoting themselves is a good opportunity to possibly find something new.”
There are clubs for everyone at the fair. Students interested in joining a fraternity or sorority, the National Panhellenic Conference, Kappa Delta, Alpha Psi Lambda are a few that will have a table. If you are interested in helping out around the University of Lynchburg as a whole, the Lynchburg Health and Support Corps, Student Government Association, and the Lynchburg Environmental Sustainability Society will have tables. If you would like to make friends with people who have similar interests, the Anime Club, Debate and Forensics Society, and the Creative Writers of the University of Lynchburg will have a table.
Each table will have information about their club or organization and a sign-up sheet for the club or organization. There will be representatives from the club or organization present to answer any questions and share more information about their club or organization.
For more information on the clubs and organizations on the University of Lynchburg campus, please come to the Hall Campus Ballroom between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6.