With nearly 40 clubs and organizations on campus, it can sometimes be difficult for students to figure out what exactly they are interested in. This is why Student Life hosts OCCC’s Student Organization Fair twice a year at the beginning of each fall and spring semester.
Among these clubs are a wide range of interests including religious, academic and simply recreational organizations.
Joseph Lee, president of the Gamer’s Guild, said the fair attracted more than an average amount of interested students to the table.
Although the first year of the club seemed to be a success, Lee feels this year will be likely to bring in even more student activity.
“I was surprised how much of a turnout we had in just a few short hours; roughly 80 signatures,” Lee said.
The Gamer’s Guild meets both on and off campus and even online throughout the semester. “As unoriginal as it sounds, we honestly just play games,” Lee said.
Another participant in the fair was the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Vice President of Student Scholarships Shelby Cree said she spent the day telling students about the benefits being in the honor society can have before transferring to a four-year university.
“Phi Theta Kappa is a great organization. It gives you a chance to meet new people,” Cree said. “The fair is a great way to get our organization out there because it gives students the opportunity to learn more about clubs on their way to class.”
Sociology major Aileen Perez says she likes the fair because of the variety of options that fit anyone’s interests as well as its convenience.
It is a good way for students to feel connected to the campus and each other, Perez said.
“The location of the fair was helpful to me because it was on my way out before rushing to my job.” Stuart Braud, who said he has been a member of the Baptist Collegiate Ministries for a couple semesters, said joining a club is a good way to relieve the stress of school.
“We have pizza and Bible study about twice a week,” Braud said. “A bunch of my friends are in the club so I enjoy getting to hang with them for awhile.”
To learn more about clubs and organizations offered on campus, stop by Student Life located on the first floor of the Main Building, or visit www.occc.edu/studentlife/clubs.You can also call them at 405-682-1611, ext. 7523.
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