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The Lookout | February 28, 2021

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Student Life holds club recruitment fair

Student Life holds club recruitment fair
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  • On January 15, 2021

By Maddy Warren
Editor In Chief

Registered clubs and organizations are a way for LCC students to get involved on campus. Due to the pandemic, all club events are currently being held remotely.

“LCC Registered Student Organizations continue to hold meetings and events virtually, and will continue to do so until it is safe and appropriate to return to campus,” said Student Life Coordinator Patti Ayers.

As a way to increase club and organization involvement, a Registered Student Organizations and Clubs Virtual Recruitment Fair was held Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Five student groups participated in the virtual RSOC fair: Phi Theta Kappa, Spanish Club, Japanese Club, Cru Club and Black Student Union.

Student representatives attended the virtual fair to recruit new students and share information about their group.

“We had our three officers attend (the fair) and one other student dropped by,” Spanish Club Adviser Tim Erskine said.

Spanish Club tries to meet via WebEx twice a month for meetings and/or events.

“We have done mostly culture-related events,” Erskine said. “Our members have presented on different cultural topics related to Hispanic holidays, we have done a movie night (and) a museum tour of Diego Rivera’s mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

“We had a Day of the Dead celebration, and we have done a number of meet and greats on open topics. We’ve also played some trivia games, which I really enjoyed!”

Erskine said all of the Spanish Club’s events have been virtual so far, and the plan is to continue with similar things, including a couple of movie nights.

“We would also like to have some language-related events, though we do understand that not all of our members are Spanish speakers or even students of Spanish,” Erskine said. “The spring semester should be great fun.”

Ayers said there are no new clubs or organizations yet registered for the spring, but many clubs were active last semester.

“Phi Theta Kappa, Psychology Club, Japanese Club, History Club and Spanish Club seemed to be some of the very active student groups during fall semester,” Ayers said.

Students can reach out to club advisers to see about joining any of the registered clubs or organizations.

Students interested in joining Spanish Club can email co-advisers Erskine or Taryn Waters, or go to @LCCSpanishClub on Facebook. Another way students can get in touch with the Spanish Club is by filling out this survey and leaving contact information.

“Student clubs are about empowering students, giving students a space for their own ideas to work,” Erskine said. “Spanish Club provides such a space.”

There are currently 13 registered student organizations. The list of active clubs and organizations includes a description of the group and the contact information for the advisers.