Student groups grow at record pace
Published: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 19:10
The rate of student group formation at this point in the school year is the highest it has ever been at PUC.
Carol Wolfe, campus life coordinator, reported that 55 student organizations registered during the first quarter of the semester. By the end of the 2009-2010 academic school year, there were 74 groups, and at the end of the 2011-2012 school year, the number of groups grew to approximately 62.
Wolfe said that fellowship with other students is among the list of reasons why there is an increased number of student groups.
“Not only are they connecting with each other, but connecting with the school. They’ll feel more comfortable here which means they will be more likely to graduate,” Wolfe said. “It’s good for students to get involved.”
Organizations have been seeking out opportunities to get involved in the community. Many of these groups are involved in community service, such as donating to charities, visiting the Boys and Girls Club and donating clothes to Haven House Homeless Shelter.
The Purdue A Cappella Club is a singing group open to PUC students, staff, and alumni. They meet on the third floor of the Student Union & Library building Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Stacey Haskins, the director of the a cappella club and PUC alumni., said the group’s goal is, “To sing in harmony and have fun.”
The group sang the national anthem during the opening of a summer 2012 Gary Railcats baseball game and at the Chinese New Moon Festival on Sept. 28.
Individuals interested in learning about joining or starting a student group can do so by visiting the Student Organization Office in SUL Room 104B.