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Clubs and organizations offer perks

Weber State University offers numerous clubs and organizations on campus to encourage students to get involved with activities and other events throughout the year.

A total of 176 different clubs are on campus, including clubs for academic departments, sports, community involvement and honor societies. Although WSU’s annual Club Day has not been announced yet, students have multiple resources to look for clubs that suit them.

The Student Involvement Center, located in Room 326 of the Shepherd Union Building, offers information on the different ways students can get active on campus and even get paid for being affiliated with school events.

Multiple leadership and team positions allow students to take part in events held on campus while getting some cash in their pockets. Such positions pay the students with scholarships and stipends ranging from $300-$1,100.

Jiniki Timoteo, a junior at WSU majoring in sociology, explained that a part of the TOA Club, also referred to as the Polynesian Club or The Ohana Association, gave him the opportunity to perform in the club’s annual luau, which made him feel closer to being back home in Oahu.

“Being in TOA Club gave me an opportunity to participate in my cultural activities,” said Adam Sagapolutele-White, a senior majoring in criminal justice.

The clubs on campus are open to Greek Life for service opportunities. WSU’s fraternity, Pi Theta Xi, serves the school along with WSU’s sorority, Delta Chi Nu. Both chapters participate in volunteer programs and offer a number of scholarships to its pledges annually.

WSU has a total of 15 sports clubs on campus, including the billiards club, cycling club, fencing club, hockey club, the rodeo team, the ski club, the softball club, men’s and women’s rugby, and the bowling club.

Moses Timali Memea, a senior at WSU majoring in business, is a member of WSU’s men’s rugby club. Memea said being part of the rugby club allows him to “stay active and release stress,” as well as build new friendships along the way. He said the team holds practice three times a week and games on Saturdays. The club takes care of fees mainly through fundraising, which consists mostly of selling rugby apparel to the public.

WSU’s Clubs and Organizations website is filled with information; however, some students said some clubs are not promoting themselves enough.

“Some or most clubs aren’t noticeable because they are probably out in the union only once a month,” said Tytan Timoteo, a senior majoring in construction management. “I think clubs should be promoted more to students.”

Timoteo also said that by being involved in clubs on campus, he “got know people I’d probably never hang out with because I’d never crossed paths with them. After getting to know them, now I see them in the crowded union and get to meet their friends and they can meet mine.”

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