Fair lures students to campus groups
Jessica Sewing | Collegio Reporter
Students were distracted left and right by the dozens of tables set up surrounding the Oval during the annual activities fair, an event designed to introduce students to the plethora of organizations offered on campus.
For some freshmen, like Sam Bradshaw, it was a great opportunity to see exactly what PSU has to offer.
“I loved it because it showed me the diversity of the PSU student body,” said Bradshaw, freshman in accounting. “There are so many options as to which groups students can join. It’s crazy.”
Organizations were given one table and decorated it in an attempt to draw students in. Kelsey Lueck says she worked booths for Gorillas in Your Midst and the Secular Student Alliance. Lueck says the fair is vital to recruiting new members.
“Any clubs that didn’t go missed out on a great opportunity to get exposure,” said Lueck, sophomore in clinical psychology.
Like Lueck, Bethany Harris was also running a table at the fair. Harris says she tried to entice students to the Residence Hall Assembly table with cups and candy.
“We’ve got incentives to get people to the table,” said Harris, junior in political science. “But we also just grabbed people to let them know about RHA.”
Some of the organizations offered unique attractions to catch students’ eyes. The Student Activities Council offered street signs, while Gorillas in Your Midst gave students an opportunity to spin a prize wheel.
“The street signs that SAC did were a cool idea, and super popular,” Lueck said.
Most of the students who were representing organizations would agree that the fair was a valuable chance to inform students about their club.
“Personally, I feel the activities fair was a good chance for all students to get to see organizations that they otherwise might not know about,” said Yazeed Aldwayan, sophomore in business management.