Rachel Stalker, ‘Doah Staff Writer
August 20, 2013
One of the most important and influential things you can do when you get to college is to find a club or organization that interests you, regardless of your major, and regardless of if you are a student athlete. Join a club that you have always wanted to get involved in or that may teach you about something you did not know before. Joining a club or organization on campus is a great way to meet new people. It is also a way to pursue a passion that you may not be pursuing academically.
For a small student body, Shenandoah students are very involved. There are very few people you will meet who are not in at least one club. Ask around, check the bulletin boards around campus or look at Shenandoah’s calendar of events online — if something sounds interesting, go to a meeting. If you are nervous or unsure of what to expect, take a friend with you. There is always strength in numbers.
As classes begin, so will meetings for different clubs. On Sept. 2, the Brandt Student Center will host the “O Wow!” Clubs and Organizations Fair. The event will run from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Student members from clubs and organizations all over campus will be present to provide information for anyone interested. Be sure to stop by and explore your options.
And, if there is a club or organization you would like to see on our campus you can go to the Office of Student Engagement, email Director of Student Engagement Rick McClendon or Student Life Information Coordinator Cathy Kuehner, or post on the Shenandoah University Student Life Facebook page about starting one.