Club activities fair will be held in quad on Oct. 20

The club activities fair will take place on Oct. 20 in the quad from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with up to 10 clubs participating in the event, according to Club and Events Board Commissioner Evan Nguyen.

For those who are unable to attend the club activities fair and want to sign up for a club or start their own club, the best course of action would be to visit the Student Life and Leadership Center in T-108.

The club activities fair will be set up near the quad, where most club fairs have taken place in previous years.

“We want something interactive for people to do,” said club Nerdvana advisor Iris Dimond. Clubs will provide a wide range of table activities in their efforts to recruit additional club members. “We are planning on selling succulents for $5-10 depending on the size to help fundraise for our club,” says Architecture club communication director Rosy Quintana.

The club activities fair was moved to Oct. 20 in order to give clubs a chance to organize themselves and prepare some recruiting material for the event, since several new clubs were unable to hold official meetings before the original September date.

There are a number of diverse clubs on campus, representing a wide range of interests and perspectives held by the student body. “We have the Incandescent Film club, Super Smash Bro’s, and Architecture club now,” said Nguyen.

Clubs on campus host a number of different events to bring students together and build relationships within the ranks of the club members. “We’re having our very first movie night on Oct. 27,” said Dimond. “We’re going to be showing Nosferatu and Night of the Living Dead,” and there will be snacks available for a small donation to the club, says Dimond.

Joining clubs and being an active participant in campus life and activities has been continually cited as an excellent way to find connections within one’s career path, as well as a way to meet like-minded individuals on campus.

In addition to serving as a home to a multitude of interests, passions, and cultural backgrounds, clubs help students learn to be more assertive and take the initiative in both personal and professional settings.

As a full time professor in the Early Childhood Education department, Dimond has a wealth of experience watching students grow both in and out of the classroom.

“I’ve watched people step out of their comfort zones and participate and it’s been really cool,” said Dimond. “I’m really proud of the students because that is part of what the club life is supposed to do – promote leadership skills in our students. This is one of the ways we do that.”