Students looking to get involved will have no shortage of options during Rush Week this month.
The event, hosted by Student Leadership and Campus Life, gives on-campus clubs, known as Registered Student Organizations, a chance to recruit new members while highlighting past accomplishments.
“Students will meet new friends and become aware of other services on campus,” said Beverly Cage, director of Student Leadership and Campus Life.
More than 40 clubs are expected to participate, including the Social Work Student Association. This club is for students who are interested gaining social work experience or for those who just want to help out in the community.
“It is important to join this club because students begin networking with other students and community members and organizations,” said Olivia Lopez, the club’s adviser and an adjunct professor. “This supports students as they can list this club and all of its activities on their personal bio.”
Each club must complete an on- and off-campus project each semester. In the fall, members of the Social Work Student Association built water stations along South Texas routes popular with immigrants.
Students can also create a club by completing the forms located in the Student Leadership and Campus Life office in Room 105 of the Harvin Center. Clubs must have a constitution and select officers, among other requirements.
If you are unable to attend Rush Week, visit Student Leadership and Campus Life or call 361-698-1279. The office can provide the contact information for the club you are interested in joining.
Rush Week is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17-21 on the first floor of the Harvin Center.
More than 40 clubs are expected to be at Rush Week:
Alpha Beta Gamma
Alpha Delta Nu Gamma Phi
Architecture, Construction, Technology Club (ACT)
Aviation Club “Knucklebusters”
Baptist Student Ministry
Computer Geographic Information System Club (CGIS)
Del Mar Ambassadors
Del Mar HVAC
Del Mar Philosophy Club
Del Mar Welding
DMC Digital Design and Fab Club
Early Childhood Club
Future Court Reporters
Medical Laboratory Technology
Phi Mu Alpha
Phi Sigma Sorority
Phi Theta Kappa
Process Technology Cub
RN Pinning Ceremony
Sigma Alpha Pi
Social Work Student Association
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans In Science
Society of Physics Students
Student Art Association
Student Chapter American Dental Hygienists Association
Student Government Association
Student Nurse Association
Student Veterans Association
The Collimators Radiology