“I think it’s great that we are in a school small enough that, when you get involved, when you create social actions, it actually makes a difference. Getting involved makes your university experience a lot more enjoyable and makes the school a community, instead of just a place you go to class.”
Cecilia Richardson-Marchand, a student in the Bachelor of Social Work program at Trent University Durham, made these remarks after attending the Get Involved Fair. Held at the beginning of every semester, this event showcases the student run clubs and organizations at the Durham campus and allows students the opportunity to speak with club leaders, find out about what clubs are offered on campus, and even learn how they can start their own club.
“Get Involved Week is a great opportunity for students to come see what their campus has to offer,” said Chris Nelan, student life coordinator and event organizer. “It is exciting to see how clubs have grown over the years, but also great to see how students are making a difference and starting new clubs. There really is something for everyone.”
Trent English Student Society of Durham, Trent Association of Sociological Thinkers, and TrentU Improv Troupers were just a few of the clubs on display at the event, which also featured new clubs like the Muslim Student Association, Trent LGBTQ+, and Trent Durham Rhythmic Society.