Club fair gets students involved, builds chances of success

Freshman Colleen Mulhollan at the club fair.

Freshman Colleen Mulhollan, left, signed up to become a member of the Service Above Self Club during Wednesday's club fair.

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The Office of Student Engagement at Penn State DuBois held a club fair on Wednesday in the student union to introduce new students to the more than 20 clubs and organizations on campus.

Clubs on campus range from recreational organizations, to service organizations dedicated to helping others and the community. The variety of clubs offers extracurricular involvement for almost any interest. The fair is a one-stop venue where club members can get the word out about their organization, and where students who want to become involved can take the first steps to do so.

"We host the club fair for two main reasons," explained Student Activities Assistant Louise Whyte. "To let students know what clubs and organizations are available on campus, and so that clubs can recruit new members. New students enroll even in the spring semester, so we want to show them all the great opportunities they have available to them. Joining a club is a great way to meet people, have fun, and learn important skills pertaining to team work and leadership."

Freshman Colleen Mulhollan of Clearfield took advantage of the club fair because she's looking to make the best of a well-rounded student experience.  She signed up for the Service Above Self Club, which is dedicated to helping others in need.  She said, "There are a lot of opportunities to get involved around campus, and getting involved will provide more opportunity for me to meet new people and give me the chance to do other things besides just go to school."