Stony Brook Students get Involved

Approximately 74 Stony Brook University organizations attended the Student Activities Center Wednesday Feb. 11 for the Involvement Fair, according to Samson Woo, Division of Student Life employee, which featured performance and pre-professional groups.

Students began lining the hallway to enter the fair nearly 20 minutes before it began.

The groups used a variety of poster boards, props, costumes and performances all in an effort to attract new members and spark interest in their organizations.

The Stony Brook University Division of Student Life, which was responsible for putting on the event, “advocates for students while fostering campus involvement, civic engagement, and student success. The departments within the Division of Student Life offer quality services and programs that provide social, cultural, recreational, academic, and leadership development.”

Alanna Harte, 23, a junior political science major and member of the Stony Brook University Pre-Law Society wanted students to know that besides helping prepare students for law school, it works on public speaking and competes in mock trials throughout the year.

The Marine Science Club urged students to join so they can learn more about the issues affecting nature in their own backyards. Besides that, junior marine biology major Jessica Massaro, 25, says the club has interactive outings as well. “We also go on really awesome field trips, like a seal cruise this month!”

The Pre-Law Society hopes to help members in all aspects of debate and public speaking. Photo: Kayla Shults
The Pre-Law Society hopes to help members in all aspects of debate and public speaking.
Photo: Kayla Shults
The Marine Sciences Club not only educates students in ongoing issues, but relates them to real world experiences. Photo: Kayla Shults
The Marine Sciences Club not only educates students in ongoing issues, but relates them to real world experiences.  Photo: Kayla Shults

Performance groups were open to displaying their skills all afternoon.

The Cadence Step Team, which drew onlookers with their moves and constant shouts of, “We know you saw ‘Stomp the Yard’” that’s what we do,” had the entire ballroom applauding by the time they were done.

The SBU Belly Dancers drew in a crowd with their colorful, flowing skirts with what seemed to be golden bells hanging off of them. These groups drew in students and had lists with the emails of prospective members by the end of the fair.

The SBU Belly Dancers draw in crowds with their costumes and unique dance moves. Photo: Kayla Shults
The SBU Belly Dancers draw in crowds with their costumes and unique dance moves.
Photo: Kayla Shults
The Cadence Step Team had the entire SAC Ballroom applauding by the time they were done. Photo: Kayla Shults
The Cadence Step Team had the entire SAC Ballroom applauding by the time they were done.
Photo: Kayla Shults

When organizations packed up their tables and left this semester’s edition of the Involvement Fair, they had lists full of the names and emails of potential new members.

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