|Students last year show they're getting involved in on-campus events and clubs.|
It?s Get Involved Week, and it?s back this year by popular demand! The Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers (OSLCC) has set a goal of reaching out to at least 10,000 students this week and sharing opportunities on how to get involved in the learning community outside of the classroom.
Information booths are set up across campus to inform students about getting involved through student clubs and organizations, multicultural leadership training, student government and service learning, as well as cultural centers outreach, retention and education programs. Students on the first day of classes were given 50 dozen Krispy Kreme donuts and more than 5,000 ?Good Stuff? boxes filled with free samples.
?It is important students get involved so they are well-rounded, not just focusing on academics but on their social involvement on campus too,? said Rachelle Martinez, coordinator of student activities.
Events during Get Involved Week include:
·OSLCC Open House, ?United Flags of Cultures,? Tuesday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in University Park. Free food and entertainment.
·Tryouts for the game show ?Weakest Link,? Wednesday, Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the University Union, Silverwood Room.
·Cal Poly Pomona?s annual Hot Dog Caper, Thursday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in University Park. Free food and entertainment.
Last year, OSLCC surpassed its goal of connecting with at least 10,000 students. With the help of countless staff and faculty and several campus departments, thousands of students signed up for clubs, received maps and directions to classes, plus learned about the adventures in leadership.
University officials said they received many compliments last year about the five outreach booths located in high traffic areas throughout the campus, the large ?Play Fair? icebreaker event on the first day of school, the jazz concert, and late night office hours in the cultural centers.
?We would like to thank all who supported this program. Together we foster a sense of community, provide our students with essential skills in leadership and cultural diversity, and support them toward their educational and career pursuits here at Cal Poly Pomona,? said Martinez.