Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Welcome Day Drives Students to Get Involved

The first week of classes is over. You know your way around campus. You're starting to settle into a groove for the semester.
What now?
You could continue just going to and from class, or you can start to get involved with one of the many clubs and organizations on campus.
On Wednesday, Sept. 3, Vol State will be hosting its annual Welcome Day event at the Gallatin campus in the Nichols Dining Room of the Wood Campus Center. The event, which will last from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., will feature the campus' 21 active clubs and organizations.
Tabitha Sherrel, coordinator of student activities for the Office of Student Life and Diversity Initiatives, said Welcome Day is the perfect opportunity for students — both old and new — to find out how to get connected this semester.
"It's a way to recruit new students that don't know what clubs might be on campus and to find out what's going on," Sherrel said.
During the event students will be able to roam around from booth to booth to find out just what sorts of clubs and organizations are offered on campus, including Student Government Association, The Settler, African American Student Union, Gay Straight Alliance, Music Club, and Vol State Cheerleaders.
Another organization that will be out on Wednesday is the Association of Campus Events, or ACE. The event-planning club hosts magicians, speakers, and other special events throughout the year, as well as help the campus' other clubs promote their events.
ACE President Megan Sexton said Welcome Day is perfect for students who are wanting to get more out of the college experience instead of just commenting to and from home.
"Welcome Days are important to students, because it allows new students to know that we do have clubs and activities to make a community college enjoyable," she said. "It allows returning students know what events will be going on this year. It allows all students to have fun and find something they are interested in."
In addition to the club booths, the event will also feature the League of Women Voters, who will helping students with voter registration, and a novelty act called Names & Faces, which will provide free digital caricatures and Asian name art for students.
Click here for more information on the various campus clubs and organizations.

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