Club Fair offers CBU students multiple ways to connect with campus life
Riverside, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2016) – A Club Fair on Oct. 7 at California Baptist University offered students an opportunity to learn about the clubs on campus, sign up and ultimately get connected with other like-minded students. CBU offers nearly 60 clubs ranging from Art to Pre-Medical to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Girls to Ultimate Frisbee.
“Clubs are another way for students to feel more connected,” said Taylor Allen, program coordinator of clubs and events with Community Life. “Whatever a student is interested in, hopefully they’ll be able to find that within the clubs.”
When deciding whether to approve a club, the staff looks at what it has to offer, Allen said.
“Our biggest concern is that every student has an opportunity to join,” Allen said. “We also want clubs to be an encouraging and inviting environment for students.”
Margaret Jones, an undeclared sophomore, is president of the Slam Poetry club. She said the club is open to all types of poets and will provide an opportunity for students to have their work critiqued and practice performing.
“I want students to become involved in expressing themselves and become comfortable with that,” Jones said.
Itzel Tiscareno, a political science junior and transfer student, said she attended the Club Fair looking for clubs with ties to her major or hobbies, including being outdoors. She signed up for the Environmental Science club and looks forward to meeting new students.
“It will help me get better connected with the CBU family and grow spiritually and academically,” Tiscareno said. “I feel like if you’re involved, you learn so much more, you’re connected more.”