Written by Meredith Madison
On Sept. 16, the Student Government Association is hosting an Organization Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center.
The organization fair provides an opportunity for students to learn about departmental and extra-curricular organizations around campus.
SGA president Micah Burk shared her vision regarding what the organization fair will look like.
“We offer a huge variety of student organizations, and we want to make sure we provide a convenient event for students to hear about such organizations, make connections and get involved with groups of interest,” Burk said.
Burk went on to discuss her intentions for the fair.
“This event is for all students and is an effort to improve retention rates. We believe the more connection and involvement students have, the greater the experience their time here at Oklahoma Christian will be,” Burk said.
Not only will educational-based organizations be present, but there will also be hobby-oriented organizations for people to find something which caters to their individual passions.
“Attendees can expect to see representation from a wide variety of groups… everything from hobby-based student organizations, like the Chess Club, to academic/departmental based student organizations,” Burk said.
The goal of this event is to lead students to discover groups they will want to participate in and allow them to find people who share similar interests with them.
“SGA is hoping students will walk away having heard about new opportunities, experiences and ways they can get connected and involved in student organizations,” Burk said. “Who knows… this might just be the event to lead students to discovering ‘their people’ on campus.”
Student Leadership Coordinator Katie Martinez hopes this organization fair will spark new communities which outlast the event itself.
“This is something we do every year, and we’re hoping it gets bigger and bigger,” Martinez said. “It’s a great way for student leaders to put themselves out there and get involved. We’re hoping to create new pockets of communities for students to be involved in.”
Martinez explained how the organization fair will be a great opportunity to find different groups outside of people’s immediate circles.
“Sometimes, even though it’s a small campus, it’s easy to get caught up in your everyday group of friends. This is a great way to find different people from around campus,” Martinez said. “It will help students find like-minded people to have fun and connect with and create a small community.”
At the fair, the SGA table will be having a giveaway event to win an Eno Hammock for the upcoming Hammock Park.
“Make sure to stop by the SGA table first for a chance to win one of three Eno Hammocks,” Burk said. “You’ll be able to enjoy these soon on Hammock Park coming to campus within the next week or two.”
SGA’s student organization fair will be hosted in the Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 16 and all are welcome to attend.