On Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 3-5 p.m., University Student Commons and Activities (USC&A) will host an open house to showcase the recently opened student organization space named The Underground: Student Organization Resources Center. This space, located in room 015 on the lower level of the University Student Commons, is available to registered student organizations for planning meetings, studying or simply to take a break from their busy schedules.
“The Underground open house will give an opportunity for registered student organizations to come out, know that we’re here and that we’re open for their needs,” Donte’ Sharpe, coordinator for student governance, said.
The open house will allow students to interact with resources such as the creative banner space, button maker, computer stations and the mobile meeting furniture areas. Announcements and resources relevant to student organizations will be featured on the large screen in The Underground. A short presentation dedicating the space will be given at 3:30 p.m., with light refreshments, available on the first come, first served basis, to follow.
Previously Common Ground, room 015 has had a varied and interesting past, including having been a nightclub, a storage area and reservable event space. Now, as a Resources Center, The Underground is moving forward in providing needed tools for an ever-evolving student body.
“We are here to be the central location for student organizations by providing knowledgeable staff, both physical and technological resources and, basically, all things related to student organization needs. Have a project you are interested in but do not know how to start? Visit us or make an appointment and we can help you plan how to fully realize your goals,” Sharpe said.
Want to learn more information about The Underground? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, all registered student organizations in RamsConnect receive a monthly e-newsletter, RamNews You Can Use, that details pertinent announcements and upcoming events for student organizations.