Print Edition: September 10, 2014
If you walked through the Green on Monday, you may have come away with handfuls of candy, free UFV swag, and your name on more than a few membership lists. The annual U-Join event brought booths belonging to various UFV clubs and associations in an attempt to make new and returning students aware of the extra-curricular activities they might partake in while at UFV.
“From Weeks of Welcome [events including U-Join], I’ve signed up about 25 people,” noted CIVL manager Aaron Levy. “I don’t know how many people will end up volunteering with [CIVL] properly.” Levy observed that only a fraction of the people who sign up during U-Join and similar events end up volunteering for CIVL on a regular basis.
“What really will make a difference is students being on campus a lot, which they’re not,” Levy continued. He went on to say that students who are interested in being involved will do so regardless of what events are held.
SUS engagement officer Derrick Swallow, who helped organize the event, said that student reception to U-Join has been quite positive so far.
“It’s not always easy to get connected at UFV, so having everything out on one location really helps people see what’s happening.”
Swallow went on to say that as long as there is an increase in student participation, then SUS has reached its goal.