The annual Involvement Fair, sponsored by the Campus Leadership and Involvement Center (CLIC), was in full swing yesterday afternoon as the A-Quad filled with students in search of clubs and organizations that fit their interests or sparked new ones.
On such a beautiful day — the sky was cloudless and the temps hovered in the low 80s — it was the place to be with more than 100 organizations represented at decorated tables, some offering giveaways like posters, T-shirts, cups, and candy. It helped, too, that CLIC brought in popcorn, balloons, music, even a snow cone truck.
The hope for every Involvement Fair is that students can find ways to, well, get involved in campus life outside the classroom. And there’s plenty of opportunity with groups representing the arts, fraternity and sorority life, community service, club sports (ice-hockey or ultimate Frisbee, anyone?), martial arts, global issues, religion, meditation, Zumba, and much more.
Many of the clubs have been around for years, with dedicated students who put in time and effort to build them and keep them running smoothly. Take, for example, the Hilltoppers, an a cappella group that has been around since many of the students’ parents attended college.
Everyone seemed to be in good spirits (mini-dance parties were breaking out in some areas) and even seniors were signing up for new clubs they had never tried. With so many options available and new organizations popping up each year, the Involvement Fair is a Denison tradition that never gets old.
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