Student organizations welcomed students at the Campus Activities Fair (formally the SIS Fair) this past Thursday, August 31. Cumberland Drive was lined with representatives of student clubs, performing arts, student media, as well as those from sororities, fraternities, university offices and outside organizations.
The annual event drew a large crowd of students eager to get involved with extracurricular life on campus. “I like the amount of engagement it has with students, especially the first years. This is a way for them to get out and even if they don’t join a club, it helps them meet new people and help them feel more at home,”Avery Rumberger, who was staffing the Residence Hall Association table, said.
115 clubs and organizations were represented from many areas of campus life, as well as 18 outside organizations.
“[The fair is] important to cultivate the relationships that you’re going to continue building throughout your experience here,” Fran Forti, a Campus Life graduate assistant, said.
Emily Javitt — the Associate Director for Engagement — noted how important it is for students to find people who share similar interests.
Those who missed the fun can check out and join student groups via the University’s CampusGroups page, located at https://ship.campusgroups.com/.