By Julio Sanchez
Clubs were spread out to encourage students to join clubs for Club Rush Week from September 19-21 in the E3 Quad.
During club rush week, dozens of clubs took the initiative to make students aware of the resources and benefits that come from being involved in a club. “We’ve recruited over 15 students and will continue to recruit as many want to join,” Guadalupe Roman, member of the Sociology Club, said.
Club rush week is a three-day event that gives students a chance to expand their college experience by introducing them to new peers and organizations.
It also gives clubs the opportunity to recruit new members and at the same time, expand their outreach on campus.
“We chartered 86 clubs last year, and this year we’re going for 100. We want students to join clubs, participate more and be more involved in school,” Associated Student Union president Oscar Cruz said.
Students browsed through the clubs to see what was being offered. Students like Ivan Razo were surprised by the variety of clubs offered on campus.
“I didn’t even know ELAC had this many clubs. I found out about five new ones that I want to join and be a part of,” student Ivan Razo said.
Clubs were eager to showcase what they can offer to students but due to lack of materials, not all clubs had the chance to do so.
With more than 86 chartered clubs at ELAC and over 50 involved during rush week, students have the privilege of having resources and tools to thrive in the world, says Cruz.
“We had over 50 clubs sign up to be a part of Club Rush Week but some had to be excluded because there wasn’t enough tables for them to set up,” Cruz said.
Clubs at ELAC offer its members a place where they can ask questions, get the help they seek, and learn how to be a part of a collective unit, says Leonal Escobar, outreach coordinator for students against substance abuse.
The Accounting Club provides tutoring to student members, as well as, lectures providing first hand experiences on the subject by guest speakers.
Students in the Social Justice Club learn about the field of sociology through career workshops while also learning leadership skills that can be applied on and off campus.
The Kinesiology Club introduces Elans to healthier choices, fitness and wellness.
For more information visit the campus student center in F5 212, call (323) 265-8742 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.