Kat Namon ’22
As students arrive to campus for the start of the second semester, S.A.I.L., the Office of Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership, has been working to plan the Annual Spring Involvement Fair. J-Start and returning students alike will have an opportunity to attend the large-scale event on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The Spring Involvement Fair is a follow up to the Fall Involvement Fair and will last from 4:30 pm until 6 pm. During this window of time, the Washington Room will be filled with tables of representatives of campus organizations who are prepared to offer students with helpful information regarding how to join their organization, what the group revolves around, and what their goals are for the second semester. New and returning students can learn about opportunities offered by the organizations from current leaders of those groups. Groups present at the event centralize in activities that range from community service, academics, club sports, performing arts, religion and spirituality, to other special interests. All 140 campus organizations will be present at the event.
Sarah Lucas, Assistant Director of Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership, spoke on the goals and hopes of S.A.I.L. in providing the event, “For organizations and their leaders, this event provides an opportunity to showcase to the campus what their group is all about and to recruit new members mid-year. Our goal is to continue to connect students with organizations that match their interests and to further expose the campus to the wide variety of activities available.”
SGA President Kristina Miele said, “The Spring Activities Fair is run by the S.A.I.L office, and represents all of the SGA recognized organizations. With so many different types of clubs and organizations all in one place, my hope is that everyone takes the time to stop by to find a new passion or ignite an old one. There really is something for all interests, and if a student finds that they have an idea for a club that doesn’t already exist, they can start it themselves!”
Organizations interested in signing up can submit a form to reserve a table by Friday, Jan. 25. Groups that register after this deadline are required to register in-person with a staff member of S.A.I.L. prior to the beginning of the fair at the main registration table. Day-of registrations will not be allowed.