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Getting Involved in Campus Life

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At Cal U, you may hear some students say “there’s nothing to do on campus”.  We are here to tell you that is a misconception…Each semester Cal U offers a Clubs and Organizational Fair that lets students walk and gather information about the activities and clubs they join.  There are very diverse clubs on campus; every student should be able to find a club that matches their interest(s).  Some clubs do more programming than others, so it is all about what you want or enjoy.

Student Activities Board and Underground Café, known as SABUG, is composed of 5 different committees.  Those committees include: daytime events, nighttime events, weekend & trip events, Vulcan Village programs, and open mic/feature nights at the Underground.  SABUG plans events for the entire semester, so that there are always activities going on.  There are general member meetings held Thursdays at 4 PM in the Natali Student Center, Room 206-207 near the Performance Center.  SABUG provides novelties such as tye-dye, metal marvels, photo booths, lucky bamboo, and much more. Night time activities consist of a monthly Funny Freaking Fridays (FFF) Comedian series, magicians, musical acts, lectures, and etc.  Weekend & Trips involve Broadway shows, sporting events, television showings, etc.  Vulcan Village programs include home football game tailgates, weekly movies, and other programming to add to the living experience.  Lastly, Underground Café is held every Thursday at 9PM in the Commuter Lounge.  Student acts are encouraged to sign up every week and perform their talent; and every so often a feature artist will perform for an hour during the event. Underground Café also provides prizes, free coffee, and an awesome environment.

The Black Student Union/Building Student Unity, better known as BSU, also provides a lot of programming for Cal U’s campus.  BSU meets on Thursdays at 5:15 PM in the Carter Hall Multi-Purpose Room.  BSU holds annual programs throughout the school year, which include: Black History Month programs (devoted to educating students and celebrating African-American history), the BSU Formal (professional staff and students take a night, get dressed up, enjoy a catered dinner, and honor each other), the BSU Block Party (the organization reaches out to other clubs and creates a carnival atmosphere to build student unity), and many more programs throughout the year.  BSU is open to all students.

Cal U hosts many other clubs including: STAND, New Life, Commuter Council, Student Government, Greek Life and much more. When any clubs have student events, they post flyers or advertisements to market.  Also, social media is huge marketing outlet for club advertising.  So…The next time you are walking through campus or in the student union, take a look around and see what activities CalU has going on!

by: Lea Daltirus – Community Assistant, Building 1

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