Written for The Argo by Emma Desiderio
On January 25 and 26, the halls of Stockton University were bustling with activity and excitement as hundreds of students walked through the Get Involved Fair. Dozens of student organizations, athletic teams, sororities, and fraternities were set up to kick off the spring semester by encouraging students to get involved on campus.
Some tables provided free Stockton gear, some drew in participants with fun activities, and some went with the easiest way to get college students to pay attention- free food.
The clubs and organizations that were represented ranged from established student leadership organizations to brand new clubs looking to share their voice with the campus.
At the Student Senate table, the senators were hard at work raising awareness about the issues they are currently working on, according to member Garret Testut, including some problems with the shuttles as well as the operating hours of the gym. “We’re really just trying to raise awareness about what the Senate does,” Testut said. Another member, Andrea Sandoval, noted that the Senate is also working to provide more halal food and vegetarian options in the dining hall.
Down the hall, the Stress Management Club had about 150 people sign up, inviting them in with a soothing setup, complete with an essential oil diffuser. “My favorite part is interacting with people from all different levels of school,” member Shelly Luu said. “A lot of people are interested in learning about de-stressing techniques!”
Just around the corner, a new organization was prepared to get people involved. The Queer and Trans People of Color Society is “a space for queer people of color to feel comfortable to talk about the joys and frustrations that come with their experiences,” said Dalia Moamed. Moamed said that many people were surprised to learn that this club existed, and she spoke to a lot of interested students on Tuesday.
The Get Involved Fair seemed to be a success for many organizations, whether they were looking for new members, raising awareness, or just offering a helping hand to students. The students of Stockton University are ready to get involved and come together as a community to make the spring semester a great one.