The pedestrian mall was buzzing with activity during the Spring Organization Fair on Wednesday afternoon as a multitude of VSU students passed from table to table to gather information on various campus organizations.
Among the organizations that participated in the event were fraternities and sororities, religious communities, community service teams and special interest groups.
Many of the organizations who set up display at the fair are new to VSU, and came out to generate some awareness about the mission of their group and let students know how they can get involved.
Two of these new organizations include Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and The Round Table, a group for individuals with a special interest in medieval literature and fantasy book series.
FBLA President Valious Smith, felt the goal of FBLA is to bring education & business together in order to prepare students for the workforce so that they will be ready to take on leadership roles.
According to Joshua Gomez, co-director of The Round Table, the group’s main focus is currently on the fictional character, Harry Potter and even hosts organized Quidditch games.
Some of the organizations represented at the fair provide great opportunities for students to support global and local causes, such as Relay for Life, which raises funding and awareness for the American Cancer Society , and Hero for Children, an organization that caters to children in Ga. who are infected with HIV Aids.
Students were able to sign up to participate in organization activities, collect informational flyers, receive giveaways and even munch on some free goodies.
Dakinia Davis, senior political science major, said she enjoyed the opportunity the Organization Fair provided to learn about campus groups that relate to students’ particular interests.
“I especially liked learning about Phi Alpha Delta, the pre-law group that helps prepare students for law school,” said Davis. “I stopped there and they were very helpful”.