It’s that time of year again!
Students are beginning to think about what sort of activities they may want to be involved in this year. Luckily, there is no better time to check out all of what UNBSJ has to offer than during Campus Awareness Week taking place from Sept. 17 – Sept. 20 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Quad.
The various clubs, societies and chapters of the university will be available to provide information about their club and recruit new members. Campus Awareness Week provides an opportunity for students to ask questions and decide how they want to contribute to student life on campus.
With 25 clubs and societies at UNBSJ last year, the expectations for this year are even greater. Everything from sports teams, service clubs, beer clubs, religious groups and many more will be showcased during this one stop shopping opportunity.
Ashley Macosky, vice president student affairs, emphasizes that this is not as much a club week as it is a campus awareness week. “I want this to be an opportunity for students to be aware of everything that is going on in our campus,” says Macosky, “not only is this event for clubs, but I have also invited other faculties and departments as well as the city of Saint John.”
There are many services offered on campus for students that people just aren’t aware of. Through awareness week, they will be able to get a better sense of exactly what they are. Campus Awareness Week is arguably the most crucial time for clubs and societies to generate new members, especially for new groups as they require a minimum of 25 members in order to be considered by the Students’ Representative Council.
Jonathan Cogger of the History Society also explains the importance of Campus Awareness Week, “It is important for the History Society because it allows us the renewal of club membership and for the society to expand to new members.”
In the event of rain, the Campus Awareness Week will be held in the cafeteria.