Students still ‘clueless’

Jill Byerly

The Center for Student Involvement had expected at least 30 students to attend the R U “CLUELESS”? event, but the program, which took place at 7 p.m. yesterday in the Kiva, had four students in attendance.

“I am already involved with rugby and The Dive,” said Peter Stancato, freshman communication studies major. “I came because I want to get to know more people.”

The Center for Student Involvement sponsored R U “CLUELESS”? to help students find organizations on campus and learn how to get involved. A slideshow presentation featured short-term and long-term involvement opportunities for students, ways involvement can benefit students, coming attractions and ways the Center for Student Involvement can help.

The event also included a panel made up of leaders from student organizations who shared their experiences with the audience.

Panel member Beth Bloom, sophomore integrated language arts major, talked about her experiences as a recruitment officer for Sigma Sigma Sigma. She recommended students involve themselves in Greek Life because sororities and fraternities are like a second family.

A showing of the movie Clueless followed the student panel.

Brenda McKenzie, associate director of the Center for Student Involvement, said she planned the event to help students who are not involved make connections on campus.

“I hate hearing people say there is nothing to do on the weekends,” McKenzie said.

Andrew Smeltzer, junior computer information system and accounting major, helped with the event.

“Student involvement is important for their success personally, academically and in their future,” Smeltzer said. “I am graduating next year and I have two job opportunities that never would have come up if I was not involved on campus.”

Contact student affairs reporter Jill Byerly at [email protected].