Clubs Showing Their Blue Devil Pride During the Club Drive

Shaina Blakesley and Natalie Dest

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With over a 150 clubs on campus, Blue Devil organizations came out to sponsor themselves to increase membership, give out promotional items and tell CCSU students about upcoming events and meeting times. On Sept. 6 Central Connecticut became a sea of student-run clubs in the Student Center Circle during the annual Club Drive.

On Sept. 6, Central Connecticut became a sea of student-run clubs in the Student Center Circle during the annual Club Drive.

The Club Drive was hosted by the Student Activities and Leadership Development department, which is the channel all clubs, organizations, intramural and club sports stem out of. Graduate assistants in SALD, Linzy Martinez and Matthew Landrigan sat posted at the table checking students in through the new app, Corq.

Corq is an app that all clubs will use to check-in CCSU students to all events on-campus. The app curates a unique QR-code for everyone, once signing in with Bluenet, that can be scanned by the hosting club members. By signing into events this way, instead of using Bluechips, will put attendees in the running to win a television and two FitBits. Racking up participation in on-campus programs will increase students chances to win.

During the Club Drive, Central’s full-fledged radio station WFCS FM-107.7 The Edge was out dropping music for students to jam to and gave shout-outs to participating clubs to get them more recognition. The beats streaming out of The Edge’s speakers was streamlined by Devon “DJ WavyD” Wilson, who is also the stations public relations manager.

Along with the CCSU’s radio station, several clubs were out representing their distinctive organizations. There is almost a club for every type of Central student on campus. The student-based organizations present reflects and is inspired by the diversity within the CCSU community.

Some of the organizations represented amongst the ocean of cluwerePep Squad, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Car Club, Geology and Planetary Sciences Club, Accounting Society, African Students Organization and Student Government Association.

Women’s Flag Football team member, Sheena Jones was out recruiting new athletes to join the club sport and become an asset for the Lady Legends.

Also in attendance’s New Britain Roots, a community based organization that “promotes the diversity, education and empowerment of those who farm, produce, prepare and eat food in our community,” according to their website mission statement.

With clubs such as these, of the main goals for the fair is to provide students with numerous outlooks of their choosing, to partake in any organization that sparks their interests and get involved on and off campus.

For junior Erica Kulla, the club fair to her means stepping out of her comfort zone and trying something new.

“I love going to club fair every year and trying to force myself to step out of what I’m used to,” Kulla stated. “This year I signed up for the Chess Club here, something I definitely thought I would never sign up for. I’m excited to try it out.”

If you missed the club fair, don’t worry, you still have the opportunity to sign up for any club you like here at CCSU. If you are interested in getting involved, you can see a master list of all the clubs provided at www.ccsu.campuslabs.com/engage/organizations.