Glendale College clubs will be showcasing themselves in an attempt to spread their messages and recruit new members during Club Rush Weeks today through Sept. 26 when booths with organization representatives will line Plaza Vaquero.
“It gives everybody an opportunity to see what’s available, and how to get involved,” said student activities coordinator Tzoler Oukayan.
Students who are interested in creating their own clubs can visit the Office of Student Affairs in SC202, located above the bookstore. The office stocks the club registration packet, a seven-page bundle which includes a sample club constitution and an advisor agreement form.
Club founders must find at least five students who are interested in joining their organization prior to establishing the club. Prospective leaders must also recruit a faculty member to serve as the club’s adviser. The adviser serves to help guide club leaders with their own experience, as well as oversee and approve their club’s financial practices.
Clubs must also nominate a member to attend all Inter-Organizational Committee meetings in order to receive funding and be recognized as an official campus organization.
After registration, club leaders are obligated to attend a mandatory orientation which will take place 3 p.m on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Room SC212.
Club Registration is open now through Sept. 30.
“It helps to have other people around you who share your interests and who are doing the same things you are doing, which can motivate students to advance,” said Oukayan in regards to how clubs can help students achieve their goals and find a sense of belonging on campus.
In the past, clubs such as the Filipino Cultural Organization and V.O.I.C.E.S. have created scholarship programs, demonstrating that campus organizations can have a direct effect on the lives of its members and community.