On Tuesday, September 22nd, and Wednesday, September 23st, Stockton University’s Campus Center’s Grand Hallway and wings A-J of the spine were filled with over 150 student organizations, fraternities, sororities, campus partners, Stockton offices, athletic organizations, and intramurals for this semester’s Get Involved Fair. Representatives were present to provide information to get new students to join their organizations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days.
As stated by Lauren Wilson, Assistant Director of the Office of Student Development, there was a 360-photo booth and free popcorn with soda at the fair courtesy of the Office of Student Development. In addition to that, most of the organizations at the fair gave out free cookies, candies, and souvenirs like pocket notepads, pens, stickers, badges, and more.
The Campus Center’s Grand Hallway had most of Stockton’s Offices like the Office of Admissions, which
is home to the Admissions Ambassadors; Office of Financial Aid, who encouraged students to file their
applications for financial aid before October 1; Office of Career and Education Development, Bursar’s
Office and so on.
Wings A through J featured the university’s student-led organizations. There, cultural organizations like the African Student Organization, Los Latinos Unidos, and Korean Student Organization among others used the fair as an opportunity to showcase their rich cultures and create awareness about their cultures. Victoria Odeworitse, a member of the ASO told our correspondent that the ASO is an inclusive and diverse club and the club’s meetings are held weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30pm in G-137. Yubin Kim of the KSO, also stated that students could play Korean games at the club’s regular meeting.
Admissions Ambassadors, TALONS, RAs, and members of the Student Senate also had some representatives present to answer questions from students interested in being part of those programs. Garett Testut, a member of the Student Senate e-board noted that the Student Senate oversees funding for all school-sponsored clubs, handles student life issues on campus, and advocates for Stockton students. He further stated that Stockton allocates almost 1 million dollars yearly to the Student Senate to fund all school-sponsored clubs.
Most of the Fraternities and Sororities were located in F wing, like Phi Mu Delta, which is a social fraternity
that focuses on service, democracy, and brotherhood, and Kappa Sigma, a large philanthropy-based
fraternity that gives back to the military and hosts the ‘Light up Lake Fred’ program to fund cancer
research in honor of a brother who passed away due to cancer.
Students who were unable to attend the fair can find information about Stockton’s student organizations on OspreyHub, where they can keep track of upcoming events and request memberships for their clubs of choice.