Riverside – Community Life at California University hosted a Club Fair on Sept. 13 that provided students an opportunity to learn about the more than 70 clubs on campus.
CBU offers a wide range of club selections that pertain to academics, service interests or recreational activities.
The Club Fair is a great way for clubs to promote who they are, what their mission is and allow students to join, said Kristin Holderman, director of campus activities for Community Life.
“It is our hope students benefit from club membership by establishing relationships through common interests, experiencing unique and diverse opportunities and gaining leadership experience,” Holderman said.
Braya Johnson, a psychology sophomore, is president of the Science and Religion club. She joined because of interesting discussions of how science and religion can co-exist.
“I want to be a psychiatrist and it helped me realize how I want to present myself as a Christian in the science world,” Johnson said. “I would encourage students to join if they’re in the sciences or interested in apologetics or want to learn how to defend their faith.”
Hunter Yarnell, a history senior, is president of Helping Hands, a club focused on special needs and disabilities, both in providing information and volunteer opportunities. Growing up, Yarnell volunteered in his church’s ministry for those with special needs and disabilities, which is why he helped start the club this past spring
“I would encourage others to join because if you have an interest in this, this will give you an experience to actually work with people with special needs and disabilities as well as receive more information,” Yarnell said.
Julia Brushett, a bio-chemistry senior, is already a member of several clubs, but came to the fair to check into others.
“I think it’s a great way to get involved on campus with people who are like-minded,” Brushett said of joining a club. “I always end up learning a lot with all of these. It’s a better way to have that school-life balance and make great connections and networking even with faculty.”