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.
Today, we have a post from Chris, a very active member of the Mount community. He will be sharing some of the many ways that he is involved on campus.
So you’ve sent in your deposit, and you are committed to Mount Saint Mary College. Congratulations, and welcome to the Mount family!
After spending more than a year preparing for this moment, now that it’s here, you are probably left thinking “now what?” Now, you register for Orientation and get ready for the best four years of your life! Read on to hear from one of our Orientation Leaders about what to expect from your two-day excursion here. Continue Reading
Above: Isabella Tartaglione, Olivia Bogle, and friends at Bonfire 2015.
You may have seen them dressed in their business casual clothing every Tuesday for their Student Government Association (SGA) meeting. You’ve probably seen them at every event you’ve ever attended at the Mount. Most of these students make up Mount Saint Mary College’s Senate. In the midst of a busy semester, Knight Life caught up with SGA Vice President Kayla O’Connor, SGA Secretary Isabella Tartaglione, and Community Outreach and Philanthropy Chair Olivia Bogle.
Knight Life: What about the Mount inspired you to run for a Senate position?
Kayla: The sense of community at the Mount inspired me to run for a Senate position. The way that everyone comes together to attend events is remarkable. I asked myself how I would be able to take up a leadership role for these events. When I saw that the fliers were posted to run for a position, I made it my mission to get involved. Continue Reading
If you’re ever at a Mount Saint Mary College lacrosse game, you’re bound to see our team’s goalie blocking shots. While he may seem entirely focused on the game, what you may not see is the hours this goalie spends off the field acting as the Mount’s Student Government Association (SGA) president. Elected as the president in April, junior Steven Tobey is motivated, driven and prepared in his new leadership position. Continue Reading