Earlier this semester, students at the Glendale Community College North Campus held a fair to learn about several on-campus clubs. The GCC North Club Fair, which was held Sept. 23 and 24 in the A Complex outdoor quad, played host to at least seven various clubs hoping to expand their presence on the campus. The event took place 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and numerous included club sponsored events and a DJ to help appeal to North Campus students, during their down time between classes.
Students from ASG serve food during a previous club fair on the North Campus
Though smaller in population than the Main Campus, North Campus provides plenty of growth opportunities for many clubs. “We will see approximately 400 students flow through the area on both days” Connie Greenwell said. Greenwell, was the events organizer and serves as an advisor for the Associated Student Government, Phi Theta Kappa, and The Male Empowerment Network. “Once their student base at the North campus has been established they will begin meeting regularly there.” Greenwell said. Greenwell feels an increased desire from North Students to have events such as this could lead to much larger club presences at the North campus in the near future.
Among the clubs that participated in the fair was the relatively new GCC North Hiking Club. The Hiking Club, who are based on the North Campus, perform all of their group hikes on the mountains surrounding the campus. “We call it the GCC North Hiking Club to try to get a better connection to the north campus,” says Brian Bird. Bird is the club’s North campus adviser. “The purpose of our club is to improve physical, emotional and social well-being, and to increase student connection to the campus and the environment.” Bird said.
Also represented at the club fair were members of GCC’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society, who according to Pam Hall, an advisor for the society, hope to garner enough support to begin holding meetings on the North campus as well as the Main. “We currently have an officer who serves as the North campus liaison, who takes classes at North and then comes to our meetings here (on the Main Campus),” Hall says. Phi Theta Kappa hopes to hold trial meetings via Skype with North students at first, until enough of a club base can be built on the campus.
The seven clubs that took part in this fair were The Associated Student Government, The Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society, The Male Empowerment Network, Christian Challenge, The Japanese Culture Club, The Pre-Pharmacy Club and The Hiking Club.