An annual tradition at Virginia Commonwealth University, the Student Organization Fair is held at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters to expose students to the 500+ student organizations here at VCU and to give those organizations a platform to meet new potential members.
On Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, University Student Commons and Activities hosted the Spring 2019 Student Organization Fair, showcasing over 130 of the student organizations here at VCU. Those interested in being involved on campus had the opportunity to discover a wide variety of student organizations, speak with the members face to face and engage with our diverse community of passionate students.
Here’s what Rams who attended the Spring 2019 Fair thought about the the different organizations and interests represented at the event:
“When you look at the Student Organization Fair, you see all the different communities that are on this campus, and it’s really crazy to see them all in one space,” Janay Jackson, sophomore Exercise Science major, said.
“I’m really impressed to see so much representation of different groups. […] I think every area you can think of has been hit upon […] – it’s like the lottery of student organizations,” Glynis Boyd Hughes, English major and president of Retro Rams, said.
“I think everyone has their little piece, or place, in VCU,” Ume Farwa, senior English major, said.
The Fair is often the first time interested students have the opportunity to meet and greet with student organizations. And, with such a wide range of organizations present, this most recent Fair offered opportunities to anyone who stopped by the event, even if they already belong to an organization.
“I have been to the Student Organization Fair multiple times. […] It’s nice to see all of the new faces,” Sharoon Arshad, senior Bioinformatics major, said. “There definitely are a lot of different subgroups at VCU and this [event] lays that out pretty well.”
“This is my first time [at the Student Organization Fair]; I actually came here because of my fraternity, but I came to find out there’s a lot more than greek life. I learned about a lot of other clubs that are pretty interesting,” Cesar Vera, junior Biology major, said.
“It’s one thing to see it on a student website, but [at the Student Organization Fair] you get to see people, you get swag. It’s more personal,” Boyd Hughes said.
If you missed this semester’s fair, be sure to come out to the Fall 2019 Fair next semester for another opportunity to find an organization that fits your interests!
Until then, if you have any questions regarding VCU student organizations, make sure to check out RamsConnect at ramsconnect.vcu.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to check out the USC&A Flickr for more photos from the event!