Every semester, Stony Brook University hosts four Involvement Fairs, where students have the opportunity to check out various clubs available on campus. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, was the first involvement fair held during the month of February.
Both the A and B ballrooms in the Student Activities Center were packed with students searching for new clubs to join and people to meet during campus lifetime.
Matthew Choi, a freshman studying biology, is a member of Stony Brook University’s Bboy club, a club for those interested in breakdancing.
The all-female a cappella group, the Pipettes, had a table at the involvement fair, hoping to get interested women to sign up for an audition. “No show tunes, please,” their flyer reads.
Next to the Pipettes, members of Taiko Tides, a traditional Japanese drumming club, banged away on drums.
Matt Marciano, a 21-year-old senior studying business and applied mathematics and Jorge Bonilla, 21, a sophomore engineering student, walked around the ballroom handing out flyers for the Commuter Assistant Program. The association is student-run dedicated to making Stony Brook a more commuter-friendly school by hosting events throughout each semester.
“You’re a commuter?” Bonilla asked. “Well don’t you want to help another commuter not feel as lost as you did when you first got to Stony Brook?”
Senior and double major in psychology and sociology, Shadae Williams, 21, and junior, Charisma Ward Spivey, 20, a women and gender studies and sociology double major, posed with Wolfie between interested students at the Educational Opportunity Program table.
“We are the voice for the EOP students,” Spivey said. “We hold different programs throughout the year for regular students as well. Later in the semester we’re going to hold a program for students to express their frustrations with Stony Brook. We want to know how to fix the problems.”
With approximetly 74 clubs and organizations at the involvement fair and three more coming, Stony Brook students are bound to find a club that is right for them.