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04 Oct

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How to Start Your Own Club on Campus

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By Sam Young

In addition to earning a degree, college is an adventurous time where students can expand their horizons and acquire new skills, interests, and hobbies. One great avenue for doing this is joining a club. However, maybe you see an interest on campus that is not included among our vast majority of clubs. So, filled with ambition and enthusiasm, you decide you want to start a club to change that…. only you just don’t know where to start. If that’s the case, then look no further. Here is a guide that will go over the basics of starting and running a club at the Mount:

 

  • Survey The Interest. To make your club official, it’s important to prove that there’s a genuine interest from the student body for what you’re proposing. The Student Activities office usually requires at least 3 other students willing to serve as club officers, at least 10 additional students interested in the club, and a faculty adviser. Once you have found enough students and a faculty member willing to support your idea, collect their names, student ID numbers, and emails, because you’ll need them for the next step. 

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15 Mar

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Why Getting Involved on Campus Makes or Breaks Your College Career

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My name is Alex Perlak. I am an aspiring Financial Analyst majoring in Mathematics on the Actuarial Science track from West Hempstead, Long Island, New York. In high school, I knew I wanted to get involved the very minute I learned what the Student Council and Key Club did for my community back home. At the end of my four years, I became the president of five clubs and graduated in the top 10% of my class. But enough about high school, as those days are in the past; I am writing to discuss why you should get involved in college.

Since high school, I’ve always had a passion for giving back to the community. I definitely want to join as many clubs and organizations as possible to eventually reach out to the community and greater Newburgh and to give back to the campus that gave me the opportunity to earn a college degree. I joined eight clubs during my freshman year while balancing theatre and my academic studies. I enjoyed every minute of my freshman year. I became involved in the Dominican Scholars of Hope, a community service based organization that serves our community as a whole; became an officer of the Delta Leadership Society, a club whose mission was to give back to the school and area surrounding it; and I also joined the Student Government Association as the freshman class president. With the help of my peers, mentors, and members of the faculty, I learned so much about the opportunities this campus has to offer. I joined clubs, made friends, earned leadership experience, and had the best time one could ask for by getting involved on campus.

I sometimes believe that I can be shy at times, and I almost didn’t join some of these clubs because I was afraid I wasn’t going to fit in. But the chip on my shoulder said to go for it and I did. If you are someone who is worried about joining a club, or running for a position on the executive board of a club, hear my advice: college is what you make of it and getting involved in something, whether it be sports, intramurals, clubs, or organizations, is going to help you grow as a person in your college experience. It is never too late to join or even start a club at the Mount. I currently serve as the club assembly senator of the Student Government Association. It is my mission to create a welcoming environment for current and prospective students to have fun and enjoy activities that pertain to them. I oversee the management of over 30 clubs at the Mount, and it is very rewarding to me to see people have fun based on the different interests they possess.

Again, it is never too late to get involved. Especially at the Mount, we value each student as a member of our family, and we would love to see you at a future club, organization, or intramural meeting soon.


If you have any questions about the Club Assembly or need more information about getting involved on campus, don’t hesitate to contact me at aper6101@my.msmc.edu

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08 Nov

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Habitat for Humanity

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At Mount Saint Mary College, there are many clubs that help to give back to the community. One such club is Habitat for Humanity.  The Mount Saint Mary College chapter of Habitat for Humanity has done a lot to give back to communities over the years and continues to grow with more student involvement each year. The president, Katie Hertlein, is a senior this year and has been running the club for 3 years now.

Katie spoke about how the club gives back to Newburgh. “We work with Habitat For Humanity of Greater Newburgh. This organization has allowed us to come on worksites which we attend on Saturdays, working alongside the organization. Many houses have been worked on by our Habitat group. In the spring is an annual Walk for Housing which takes you around the streets where Habitat houses have been completed, or are currently being worked on.” Continue Reading

05 Mar

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Club Profile: Catholic Relief Services

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Today, Christina Mistretta ’19 (far left), the president of Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors on campus, tells us a little bit about this organization on campus:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Student Ambassadors is a service organization that serves to benefit those in need on local, national, and international levels. CRS Student Ambassadors have direct impacts on the impoverished through projects such as: Midnight Runs, food/clothing drive set-ups, food delivery programs, and community clean-ups. Advocacy programs are also a part of the program focusing on human trafficking and migration. You can read more about recent CRS activities here and here. Continue Reading

23 Jan

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Spend the Night with Knitting Knights!

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Do you know how to knit? Crochet? Well, if you do, or even if you don’t and always wanted to try, Knitting Knights is the club for you!

My name is Rebecca Lawson, and I am the president of Knitting Knights. Knitting Knights is a very relaxed club where you can work on your personal knitting or crochet project while having a conversation with fellow Knights and taking a break from a stressful week of classes. We meet every Wednesday at 7 pm in the Dominican Center. In addition to our personal projects, we also work on making squares to add to a blanket for Warm Up America, which helps with achieving our ultimate goal of giving back to the community. Continue Reading

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