The Community College of Baltimore County’s Essex campus held its fall get involved fair Wednesday, September 14.
Just after 11:05 class ended and students poured into the quad on a hot summer-like day to get informed about various campus activities. Many students expressed surprise that the clubs on campus are so plentiful.
Some clubs are new and some have been around for years but all intend to make a mark on their respective fields. There are 18 student clubs on the Essex campus. Sarah Donofrio, a graduate of CCBC said, “I think there is a diverse amount of groups on campus to where everyone should be able to find something that suits them.”
Said to be one of the most popular clubs on campus, The Women’s Studies club has entered the 2016-2017 semester with a brand new executive board. New President Emily Potts, Said the mission of her club is to, “provide safe spaces for women to share their shared experiences and to give a new perspective on the realities of being a woman in our society.” Although a safe space for women, “the club is open to everyone and we absolutely welcome and encourage people of all genders to attend meetings,” said Potts.
A club that has been around for over 20 years on the Essex campus has also started the semester off fresh. The Black Student Union had their table at the fair looking for new members and potential executive board members as this semester all 4 seats are vacant. Faculty advisor to the club Jacqueline Moye said, “BSU is a great place to network and discuss topics that are important to our community.”
Simone, A representative of the Film Society was stationed at their table. He spoke about how far his club had come in the recent semesters with their “Script to Screen” contest where students submit screen plays and the club chooses and produces the film.
New to campus this year is the MSA or Muslim Students Association. The Club’s Mission is to inform people about the religion. The club’s representative expressed her disagreement with how Islam is covered in the media and explained that this is a major part of their mission.
As CCBC is a commuter campus, clubs for the most part are run and supported by the younger demographic of students. When asked if she would be joining any clubs this semester, Renee Williams, (50) grinningly said, “I would join clubs if I had time!” Overall, clubs are a place for students to come together and get the full college experience.
For days and times of club meetings login into CCBC colligate link. For general information about student clubs visit The Office of Student Life or http://www.ccbcmd.edu/campus-life-and-activities.