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Activities fair hosts diverse organizations

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Student gets meal from food truck during activities fair

FMU hosted their annual fall Student Activities Fair on Sept. 7 on the Smith University Center (UC) lawn, showcasing the numerous clubs and organizations available to students.  

The Activities Fair took place at the same time and location as the Food Truck Thursday event. 

The fair hosted many different organizations, from special interest groups, Greek Life, honors societies, academic organizations and more.  

The event was also hosted in conjunction with the Think Before You Drink initiative, an interactive activity meant to spread awareness on alcohol and the dangers of its use – specifically from the angle of drunk driving. 

FMU’s Education Club was also among the organizations present. The Education Club partners with nearby schools to provide education majors with a number of career opportunities.  

The organization hosts a number of events, ranging from workshops to field trips. The club also boasts a “Second Chance Prom,” allowing its members to take part in an Education Club sponsored prom dedicated to providing members with the ability to “redo” their prom. 

The Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) was also present at the fair. BCM prides themselves on being an open space for those interested in learning about God to learn and worship with those who already do. BCM meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. They also host a number of bible study events throughout the week.  

The Xi Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho, a sorority in the National Pan-Hellenic Council, was among the numerous Greek Life organizations at the fair. The chapter focuses on bettering their community by holding many charity events and service projects, with their slogan being “Greater service, Greater Progress”.  

With the slogan “Greater service, greater progress,” Sigma Gamma Rho is known for hosting “Operation Big Bookbag,” – an event dedicated to giving school supplies to students in struggling areas. 

Phi Beta Lambda, a business honors society, is based on building leadership skills. Members get the opportunity to learn about resume building, attend career workshops, and participate in community service activities.  

Students majoring in environmental science and environmental studies are encouraged to join the Environmental Science and Studies club. Students can get career experience through a number of opportunities available to them. Members can also take part in activities like paintball with the chemistry club, community clean-ups and guest speaker events.  

The FMU Diplomats and Campus Advisory Board (CAB), two university sponsored organizations, were also in attendance.  

Students who are Diplomats are in charge of giving weekly campus tours and assisting with Open Houses. Students classified as Sophomores and above are encouraged to apply. CAB is known on campus for organizing and hosting events on campus, from First Friday to FMU’s Got Talent. The organization prides themselves on creating memorable experiences for students and allowing its members to become involved more in the school community. 

These are just a few of the many represented organizations. With plenty of other groups to join on campus, there is truly something for everything. Whether a student is into sports, religion or video games, there are plenty of organizations around campus that students are encouraged to look into.