An estimated 700 students visited the Warner Student Life Center on September 12 for the annual Involvement Fair, where they were able to browse booths representing more than 40 different Brookdale clubs and organizations. In addition to receiving information, food and giveaways, students were able to speak with members and officers to find out which groups they might like to join.
The fair was the culmination of Welcome Back Week activities sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Activities. The week’s theme was “Discover the Magic of Brookdale.” In a festive atmosphere, the Student Life and Activities table popped popcorn and the Dance Club gave demonstrations. In keeping with the theme, the Student Life Board gave away pens with rabbits on them.
“Students showcased their own clubs to try to entice people to want to be a part of them,” said Jill Donovan, assistant director of Student Life and Activities. “We got a huge crowd and the energy was awesome.”
There are over 50 recognized student organizations at Brookdale. College clubs include professional groups such as the Architectural Society and the Student Nurses Association, special interest organizations such as the Veterans Club and Jewish Student Union and activity clubs such as the Trading Card Game Club and the Outdoors Club.
Donovan stressed the importance of joining a club early on in a student’s college career.
“You want to make a connection when you get here. Getting involved in the clubs and organizations is going to be the quickest way you can do that,” Donovan said. “For students who are undecided or not sure what they want to do it’s a good way to explore and try some things out.”
Other Welcome Back Week Activities included a tie-dyeing day, a green screen photo day, and a performance by illusionist Mike Super.
Students who missed the fair can learn about organizations and clubs at Brookdale by visiting the clubs and organizations page.