Students find their fit with clubs at Bobcat Marketplace
ith over 170 student organizations, clubs and activities, Georgia College & State University (GCSU) supports a wide variety of student interests.
Greek life and intramurals are a big part of that, but a variety of clubs also provide a platform for students to express themselves.
At the table for Georgia College Miracle, the largest student-run fundraiser at GCSU, Spencer Petty thinks he’s found an organization that resonates with him. He cares about other people’s mental well-being and wants to help people feel and be their best. He likes the idea of joining a club dedicated to raising funds to support regional children’s hospitals. And while he’s eager to jump-in, he’ll continue exploring opportunities when the semester begins.
That is a common theme at orientation.
Katherine Webb, an incoming student interested in majoring in English, only approached The Romantic Victorian Affinity, a literary club, after an upperclassman complimented her shirt.
These chance encounters are what marketplace is all about. As students browse the opportunities that GCSU has available for them, they’re potentially starting conversations and making friendships that will develop throughout their college experience and beyond.
Katie Hill, an aspiring environmental science major, had the same curiosity while checking out the International Club. Although she isn’t sure what she wants to do, she knows joining clubs and making new friends is how to find out.
And there’s another, unspoken, opportunity at marketplace. If a student doesn’t find a club or student organization that resonates with them, they can start one that does!