Student Involvement Club Connects Students at YSU

unnamedIf you’ve been itching to get more involved in student affairs at Youngstown State University, but aren’t exactly sure where to begin, there is a new club on campus just for you. The Student Involvement Club aims to connect and engage students who wish to participate in school events.

The new club went public on Twitter on Sept. 16, and has slowly been gaining followers. The group’s origins came by way of the Peer Mentor Team.

Paul Farbman, club president and peer mentor, hopes the group will act as a hub for students interested in participating with campus life.

“The goal of this group is to connect students that would like to attend campus events, but don’t know who to go with or what is offered,” Farbman said. “We will be forming groups to attend at least two campus activities per month. Most of these activities are free with a YSU ID.”

The group also plans on completing one community service project every semester.

Interested students can attend an informational meeting on Oct. 2 in Kilcawley Center’s Easterly Room 2069 at 5:15 p.m. On Monday, Oct. 6, the club will be attending the Dana Jazz Ensemble Concert. The group will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Chestnut Room in Kilcawley Student Center.

Rachel Davis, advertisement coordinator, says the main goal is to create a more welcoming environment to students who are new to YSU.

“We think that [organizing group events] makes it easier for students to meet new people and get acquainted,” Davis said. “Also, for people who feel that they never have anyone to go with when they are interested in upcoming events, they now have a group.”

Students can join Student Involvement Club on Symplicity, Twitter and soon find them located in Kilcawley Center.

Upcoming events include a homecoming tailgate, a jazz ensembles concert and a planetarium presentation.

Farbman says that as long as at least two people wish to participate in an event, the Student Involvement Club will send a group, and will enter the names of all students who attend events in a prize drawing.

“This group is primarily set up to be a starting point for those that want to be involved in college activities,” Farbman said. “No dues are collected and the time commitment is as much as the student can offer. We hope that Student Involvement Club will improve the college experience for many YSU students.”

For more information about Student Involvement Club, contact Paul Farbman at [email protected] and follow the club on Twitter at @YSU_SIC.