By Velia Salazar, Staff Reporter
A chance to inform the greater campus community of what they do–as well as possibly recruit new members–was the focus of Club Fest, which was on Feb. 20 in the Sculpture Garden. More than 30 student clubs and organizations participated in the event, which was hosted by Associated Students Inc.
“Club Fest is basically an idea that came about from the organization’s commission within ASI,” Stephen Janes, program coordinator of ASI said. “We pitched the idea of doing a club fest and involvement fair, a welcome type of event that would focus solely on the clubs and [organizations] on campus.”
One of the many sororities in attendance was the Kappa Delta Chi Sorority.
“We focus on academics and also serving our community,” Sophia Pineda, a Kappa Delta Chi Sorority member said.
Another club that made it out to Club Fest was the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) Training Club. SPSS is a software package used for statistical analysis. The club’s main purpose is to help people learn how to utilize the program and help researchers feel confident in their abilities.
“Our overall goal is to help students who come to us feel more comfortable working with SPSS,” Chelsea Ramos, treasurer of the SPSS Training Club, said.
The Society of Independent Student Journalists was also in attendance.
“All majors are welcome not just communications,” Maria Alejandra, sociology major said. “We have World Press Freedom Day, which is the event on campus where journalists from different areas come to talk to students about the field and opportunities like jobs and internships.”
Students walked around collecting stamps from different clubs and organizations, the number of stamps they received could win them a number of prizes.
Some students found the event useful and made them feel right at home with the campus.
“I thought this event was super fun and informative,” Lily Orellan, a psychology major said. “It makes me excited to start [CSU] Dominguez [Hills] this fall. It’s a good community feeling that you feel here.”