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Involvement Fair gives clubs, students time to get face-to-face

On Sept. 2 and 3, Washington State University Vancouver held its biannual Involvement Fair in the Firstenberg Student Commons. For two days, campus clubs and organizations introduced themselves to a diverse range of students. WSU Vancouver is host to many diverse student-run organizations, and a wide spectrum of interests was represented at the Involvement Fair by table displays and members. Interests from academic societies to environmental science to organized gaming were all represented.

According to many organization representatives, the Involvement Fair was a great opportunity to spread the word about club availability. ASWSUV president Shain Wright, representing student government, said that the fair was an excellent opportunity to get students involved with campus life. It was also “a great way for organizations to get to know students on campus.”

Other clubs reported positive turnouts from the fair. Many clubs were already reporting great increases in sign-ups and interest as compared to past Involvement Fairs. Peter Collier, President of DECA, an international organization for marketing students, said the fair was a fun opportunity for students to see what kind of groups and outlets for their interests are available on campus. New clubs were represented, showing a growth in interest for student involvement. The fair was a “welcoming environment for all students,” said Collier, and the great amount of student turnout at the event and the amount of interest shown in all clubs was “awesome.”

Learning about different campus clubs and interacting with members was only one component of the Involvement Fair. Some organizations had individual surveys and chances to win prizes, allowing the clubs themselves to better connect with the student body. Additionally, students could enter a raffle for Cougar related prizes.

For students interested in following up or searching out new clubs, CougSync has a searchable list of campus clubs. CougSync can be found at wsuv.orgsync.com.

Photo Credit: Alexander Peru

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