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Student Organization Rush helps students connect

By James Ratcliff/@JamesR5767

The chatter of the crowd, the smell of hot pizza in the air and tables packed with T-shirts and fliers set the tone for last week’s Student Organization Rush in the foyer of the Central Academic Building.

For some students, it was an opportunity to help start something new or to revive an organization.

“I discovered that the Master’s of Business Administration organization was inactive, so I want to get it reactivated,” said Ruben Medrano, a business administration graduate student. “What I usually do is look for the organizations that I can help the most, and utilize them to get them where they want to be, based on what I know.”

Psychology junior Kara Garza and education senior Ariel Schroeder talk with physical education junior Adriana Waldo about the Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority. Photo by jacob Beltran
Psychology junior Kara Garza and education senior Ariel Schroeder talk with physical education junior Adriana Waldo about the Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority. Photo by Jacob Beltran

It was also the first chance for some organizations to establish their presence on campus.

“We’ve only been around for the past two weeks as a department,” said Art Olague, director of recreational sports. “I want students’ input on where we can take this department, and what we offer. I want to keep putting the message out there.”

Over 20 student organizations played an active role in this semester’s event.

Established organizations, such as the Student Government Association and the Biology Club, were there to meet and greet students.

Biology senior David Perez said he and other members of the biology club are planning events to commemorate Earth Day. In addition, the biology club will volunteer in a Science Olympiad event this semester, giving middle and high school students the opportunity to showcase their scientific knowledge by competing in activities, Perez said.

English senior Adrienne Serbin said she wanted clarity on her initiation into the National Society of Leadership and Success. She also came for free items offered throughout the event, such as food and information packets.

For more information on the clubs and organizations available at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, visit the Campus Activities Board at Central Academic Suite 103, email cab@tamusa.tamus.edu or call (210) 784-1391.

About the Author

James Ratcliff
James Ratcliff
James Ratcliff is a senior reporter for The Mesquite. James is a communications major and an English minor. He wrote previously for The Pulse at Palo Alto College. He also has experience covering high school football for different publications. In addition to his work, James is an avid gamer and sports fan.

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