Club Rush had something for everyone to enjoy last week as the event wrapped up for the fall semester.
At Club Rush, student clubs of Salt Lake Community College gather together to share knowledge about their unique clubs and why students should join in. Additional programs aimed at helping students also present to show everyone the perks of being a Bruin.
This year, student government went all out with a cereal theme that made a lot of bellies rumble and got students very excited.
While walking through the tables on a nice, sunny day, students could hear a robot rolling down a hill, controlled by someone in the Bruin Robotics club, or get a healthy vegan snack from the Bruin Pantry corner.
It was hard to miss the white-clad chefs on the Cuisine Team, the very colorful sign for the Rainbow Pride table, the beautiful pendants displayed by the Jewelry Club, or the amazing scaled-down models made by the SLCC Interior Design Club.
Tables with people talking about services that SLCC provides were also available to answer questions. Some of the services present included SLCC Libraries and the Disability Resource Center.
The International Students Association, Drama Club, Pre-Medical Professionals, Automotive and Racing Crew, Student Health Advisory Club, Pre-Medical Professionals Club, and the SLCC Fashion Club were just a handful of other organizations that could be found at Club Rush.
Even though some clubs might look exclusive to certain majors, that cannot be farther from the truth.
Jordan Kent, co-vice president of the Cuisine Team and a culinary arts major, says his club offers something everyone can enjoy: food.
“We learn new skills, or about new cuisines, and then we make food together. The best way to connect with people is through food,” he says. “It doesn’t matter if you know how to cook or not, we’d love to have you.”
A big concern some students have is that a club will take too much time that busy college students do not have. However, Kassie Sorensen, Student Health Advisory Club (SHAC) president and a social work major, says the time commitment is not exclusive.
“Being involved [in a club] doesn’t mean giving us 24/7. Being involved means working around your schedule to do stuff that you like and enjoy,” she says. “Clubs are an easy way to build a resume, gain friendships, and show school pride through being involved.”
The main thing most students seemed to say about being part of a club was that it is a wonderful way to explore new interests, pursue passions, and get involved with the college.
“Often when approaching a Club Rush booth, there’s this feeling of if you sign up your committing to all these things, and for some that is the case,” Sorensen says. “We found reminding the students that club participation is their choice and that it’s a fun easy way to be involved drew a lot of people to be more interested.”
No matter what club students are interested in joining, Kent encourages all students to give it a try.
“Join a club, meet new friends. Who knows, the club you join might lead you to a new passion,” he says.
Browse the student clubs and organizations list to learn more about each club at SLCC.