On Thursday, September 3, 2009, Eastern Connecticut State University will hold its annual President's Picnic and Student Activities Fair from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. The President's Picnic will be held on the Wood Support Services Lawn. At the same time, over 50 student run clubs and organizations which are sponsored by the Student Government Association will be on Student Center patio for the Student Activities Fair. The rain date for the event is Tuesday, September 8, 2009.
The Student Activities Fair is an excellent opportunity for all students to explore opportunities to get involved on campus. Current members of the clubs will be present to give interested students information on meeting times and expectations along with details about upcoming programs being planned by the groups.
Joining a club or organization has benefits beyond connecting with other students with similar interests. During the 2008-09 academic year, individuals who were involved in student clubs and organizations achieved better than their peers who did not participate within the classroom. Over 900 students participated during that time and averaged a grade point average of 2.99.
A complete list of currently active clubs and organizations is available at the Student Activities web site. Students are always welcome to start a new club or organization. Information on the web site indicates the process on how to get started. Individuals can contact John Bazin, Assistant to the Director of Student Center/Activities and Student Organization Assistant in the Office of Student Activities for more information.