The University of La Verne’s Office of Student Engagement and Leadership hosted the biannual Involvement Fair on Wednesday at Sneaky Park, where students got to check out booths by campus various student clubs, play games, enjoy free food and a variety of musical styles playing in the background.
More than 150 students in all participated.
Participating organizations included Greek life sororities and fraternities, the international club, the dance club, the crochet club and several clubs centered on service.
Student representatives from the various clubs talked about the importance of getting involved.
“I’ve developed a sense of teamwork and camaraderie,” said dance team member and sophomore criminology major Rylee Balatico-Fujioka. “(And) I’ve strengthened a lot of dance-based skills (as well as) organization … working as a team, and things like that. It’s a good time.”
“Our goal is to teach other people how to crochet, because it’s a good alternative to fast fashion,” said Haylee Hewton, sophomore computer science major, the crochet club president.
The event also offered a raffle and various club-related merc, including dance team stickers.
Food was provided by the Habit Burger Grill food truck, as well as a taco stand.
“I hope that students … were left inspired to join organizations and grow in their leadership skills personally and professionally,” said Cindy Vallejo, director of student engagement and leadership.