By Ghadeer Alaradi, Staff Writer
UM-Dearborn’s Office for Student Engagement hosted its annual Organization and Department Fair on Tuesday, September 9, on the University Center Patio.
Over 60 different organizations, departments, and businesses from the Dearborn area participated in this year’s organization fair. The fair was part of Welcome Week, a week full of events to welcome new and returning students.
Not only clubs, but fraternities and sororities recruited members as well at the Student Org Fair.
Seth Newell, the coordinator of campus activities and residential engagement, described the fair as a way to celebrate new coming students for the accomplishment of getting into university.
“Students have the opportunity to interact with their peers, get to know one another,” Newell said. “We’re trying to welcome students back, get them engaged right away because that week is so crucial in connecting students to the resources that they need to be successful here.”
The Office for Student Engagement’s goal is for students to be engaged throughout their college years and make sure that students take advantage of their time, get involved, and meet fellow students.
“It’s definitely a lot more personal, a way to meet with students face to face,” said Fiana Arbab, co-director of advertising and marketing of Muslim Student Association.
Also many clubs brought equipment with them to show new and returning students what they could do in the club such as building remote control cars with the Intelligent Systems Robotics Club or building a full scale race car with Formula SAE Racing.
The Office for Student Engagement has numerous events planned for UM-Dearborn students this semester as a way for commuting and residential students to be more engaged on campus.
Contact the Office for Student Engagement at 313-593-5390 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student events can also be found on the poster boards outside the office of Student Engagement.