Don’t Be Lethargic, Get Involved
By: Sharifa Small, Lion’s Eye Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Penn State Brandywine’s Office of Student Affair hosted its annual Student Involvement Fair on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, in the gymnasium to start the fall semester.
This event was an opportunity to showcase the organizations on campus. It was also an opportunity to meet and talk with members of the student organizations and for students to learn about the many opportunities to get involved.
All clubs, organizations, committees, teams and groups were invited to attend. This year, organizers said was a great turnout with over more than 30 student organizations represented.
The person in charge, making each involvement fair possible, is Stephanie Jones, the Associate Director of Student Affairs.
“My goal with the Involvement Fair was to give students the opportunity to learn ways to get involved in student organizations here at Brandywine,” Jones said. “My hope is that students will find something here that they can connect to that will enhance their college experience.”
One organization’s adviser believes there was something for everyone.
“I enjoy seeing all the diverse student groups on campus,” Virginia Harrison, Assistant Director of Development and the Blue and White Society adviser, said. “This is my first year as the adviser to the Blue & White Society, so when I attended the Summer Involvement Fair I was trying to get the word out about the club. This semester, I was thrilled to see students coming up to our table to learn more about our group because they had heard about the Blue & White Society. I was also glad to have our president and vice president there with me!”
The Student Involvement Fair is a great place for students to join an organization or create their own that interests them because being a part of something on or off campus gives students a feeling of satisfaction. For more information about the Student Involvement Fair or ways to get involved, drop by the Office of Student Affairs located in the Commons building.