Pittsburg State’s Gorilla Activities Board (GAB) organization is one of the older organizations on campus, having been active for 76 years as of this fall.
Cale Chapman, junior in communication and President of GAB, is excited for the upcoming year in which GAB has a range of activities planned for the student body.
“…Every semester GAB plans a series of interactive events and brings unique performers to campus,” Chapman said. “Our mission is to provide a variety of engaging on-campus activities designed specifically for Pitt State students in a safe and inclusive environment. Through these activities we work to connect our student body and enhance the lives of every Pitt State student.”
GAB meets every Monday night at 8 p.m. in the Governor’s Room of the Overman Student Center. The organization will resume those weekly meetings in the fall starting on Aug. 23. Their meetings are open to any Pitt State students and students are welcome to attend.
To join GAB, students can request membership on the organization’s Gorilla Engage page which is listed under Gorilla Activities Board. After requesting membership, the student will be reached out to via email by a member of GAB to discuss joining. Students can also show up to one of the Monday evening meetings and they can sign up to join there.
“This fall we have 13 events for students to take part in,” Chapman said. “The events range from a movie night on the lawn to laser tag to a murder mystery dinner. There’s something for everyone to attend. Students can find our events on Gorilla Engage and in our promotional materials around campus. Keep your eyes peeled for TV slides, table tents, and chalk writing when you’re on campus for updates on our upcoming events.”
GAB is hosting their annual Foam and Powder Paint Party as a back-to-school event on Monday, Aug. 16 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Lindburg Plaza. The event features a DJ, lights, foam, and powder paint. The first 100 students to show up will receive a free t-shirt. Those who plan to attend should be aware that there will be flashing and strobing lights, as well as loud sounds during the event.
“…We invite the whole student body to kick off the school year right with an all-out dance party,” Chapman said. “…This is traditionally one of our larger events attendance-wise so we are hoping for a lot of students come out to have some fun.”
Chapman also said that he hopes students will celebrate their long history with them.
“GAB is excited to start our 76th year on campus with the rest of the student body,” Chapman said. “We look forward to seeing everyone at our events.”