Jan. 25, 2016
In the first week of classes, students had a chance to take a picture with Clyde and visit clubs and organizations during OSA’s Winter Welcome Week.
OSA’s club fair took place on Jan. 20, giving students a chance to connect and learn about their clubs and organizations.
The fall club fair in August on the West Lawn featured 75 clubs and organizations and had a total of 1,087 students participate. This spring, 463 students participated in the club fair with 70 organizations.
According to Student Life and Leadership assistant director Stephen Cucchiara, from the spring 2014 semester to this semester there is a 51.3 percent increase in club fair participation and attendance.
Cucchiara said the best way for clubs to recruit students is to actively table.
President of the college republican club, Ivy El-Zaatari, said their club sees the most people in a meeting that is closest to a club fair.
“We’ll usually get 30 people to sign up and then from that 30 we will get to five to 10 who will show up to the meeting and then I have really solid people who want to be officers after that,” Zaatari said.
“So, 30 will receive an email from us, 15 will show up, and five to ten people will join.”
Sophomore criminal justice major Dolly Lostaunau, who tabled for Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, said she wanted to find out more information about the body and fitness club.
“I think (students) could get more involved and spread their group of friends. I think that everyone who comes here is very passionate about their club and they show it,” Lostaunau said.
Students interested in joining a club or organization can sign up or read more on Mountain Lion Connect.