Campus clubs to recruit members at fair

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Students Life will host its bi-annual Student Clubs and Organizations Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27 in the College Union.

The fair, held twice a year at the beginning of each fall and spring semester, will feature various clubs and organizations offered at OCCC, said Student Clubs and Organizations Assistant Karlen Grayson.

Students will have a chance to visit and get information about many of these organizations as well as sign up to join, she said.

Grayson said around 1,000 people are expected to attend.

“The fair is an opportunity for our various clubs and organizations to get out there and get noticed by the student body, for them to recruit new members, and basically let them know they’re here and what they’re about,” Grayson said.

With almost 40 clubs available on campus, there is a wide range of diversity including groups such as International Student Association, Advocates of Peace, Photography Club and Black Student Association.

Fifteen clubs are departmental or major-related, 15 are special interest, five are religious, and three are academic groups based off of a student’s GPA.

Two new clubs also are being added this semester: Multicultural Students Club and Christ Campus Fellowship.

“Most students have joined a club by spring but we catch a few of them during the spring semester,” Grayson said.

By being involved in a club or organization, students are more likely to be successful and meet new people, she said.

For students who are unable to find a club that piques their interest, another option is available. With just 10 interested students and two sponsors, students are able to start their own club.

For more information about Student Life, campus clubs and organizations, or the Student Clubs and Organizations Fair, contact Student Life at 405-682-7523 or visit www.occc.edu/StudentLife.

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