Campus Life hosts spring Student Involvement Fair

Student organizations strive to get more students involved on campus


Aubryn Crotchett

Cari Edwards represents Campus Life at its table during the Student Involvement Fair.

Aubryn Crotchett, Staff Reporter

The Hoosier Room was filled with IUS student organizations during the Student Involvement Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The event, hosted by Campus Life, aimed to familiarize students with organizations that are found on campus.

Cari Edwards has been a faculty member of IU Southeast for 15 years and is the staff council vice president of Campus Life.

“The event is held to welcome students back after winter break,” Edwards said. “It is a great networking opportunity for students to socialize with others and find organizations that appeal to them and their interests.”

Sarah Cassady operated the PRSSA table at the Student Involvement Fair. Cassady said she has been with PRSSA for over a year and encourages students with an interest in public relations to join.

“There are many opportunities to travel and meet people who share the same interest in public relations as you,” Cassady said.

Students that attended the event got to enjoy popcorn, lemonade, caricatures and balloon art.

Members of Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) were informing students of their faith-based organization at the fair.

CRU encourages any IUS student to join its weekly meetings which occur every Tuesday at 5 p.m. in UC 127. At the meetings, spiritual discussion and listening are encouraged.

Phi Sigma Sigma, a sorority based on bonding with women from different religions, cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints welcomed students to hear more about the sorority.

Sophomores Hannah Fults, Jani Henderson and Harlee Marschat — majoring in criminal justice, strategic communications and psychology respectively — shared their thoughts on the benefits of being in Phi Sigma Sigma.

“For one, it looks great on resumes and you make many friends,” Fults said.

“There are many volunteer opportunities where you get a chance to help out in the community,” Henderson said.

Marschat said it is a rewarding experience because the sorority has frequent study sessions and members of the sorority are able to help one another out with the different courses.