Over 350 choices makes Involvement Fair expansive
Published: Thursday, September 6, 2012
Updated: Thursday, September 6, 2012 02:09
More than 350 clubs of UConn’s nearly 700 student organizations gathered in the Greer Field House to recruit new students at the UConn Involvement Fair.
Students like freshman Susan Kusmierski had their hands full with flyers for a variety of clubs. “It’s almost too much information.” she said, but added that she was excited to try out at least some of what is offered such as club tennis and Dumbledore’s Army at UConn.
Sophomore Matt Greene did not attend the involvement fair last year and was shocked to see how many clubs are actually offered on campus. As a returning student, he was more interested in the subjects of the club rather than the social aspect.
“Meeting people is almost secondary” he said. The club was his number one focus and it was a bonus that there are “people interested in the same things you are.”
The fair is an important opportunity for the clubs themselves who use the event to generate support and recruit members. Regan Miner, secretary for the UConn Coalition of Writers (UCOW) said that this is a huge recruitment opportunity, especially since the UCOW has not been involved in the last couple of fairs. “We’ve got a long list of names,” she said.
The general consensus from students was that though the fair did a great job in letting them know the vast number of clubs to choose from, the experience was slightly overwhelming.