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William Paterson University Clubs Start Activities for Spring 2024 Semester


WAYNE, Feb 7 (Beacon): William Paterson University’s Director of Campus Activities, Service & Leadership organized CLUB FAIR-2024 at the University Student Center’s Ballrooms on Tuesday, attended by at least 35 Clubs of the University.

The clubs which have participated in the Club Fair were African Student Union (ASU), Athletic Training Club, Beacon Newspaper, Biology and Biotech Club, Black Student Union, Brave New Radio, Brothers for Awareness, Car Club, Catholic Campus Ministry, Comedy Club, Comic Club, CRU@WPU, Green League, Go Japan, Haitian American Student Association, Hiller, International Students Club, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Korea Club, Nat’l Student Speech Language Hearing Association, Pioneer Dancers, Pioneer Players, Pionette Dancers, Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Psychology Club, Sisters for Awareness, Black Leadership & Equality (SABLE), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Songwriters Guild, Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB), Student Film Association (SGA), Students for Justice in Palestine, Student Public Relations Association (SPRA), Student Veterans Organization, Track and Field Club, Zeitgeist.

“I am very happy to be a part of the Chemistry Club that has helped me to make new friends, and share our scientific ideas. All the club members meet once a month regularly, which keeps us connected. Apart from Chemistry, we talk about upcoming events that give us opportunity to think collectively,” said Nathfelli Garcia, Vice President of the Chemistry Club.

Luke Artoci, who has been the President of CRU@WPU club since 2021 said, “I am glad to get the opportunity to be a part of this club. This is the club that has allowed me to spread the message of Jesus and the Bible. Apart from that, I can meet new people, and share and exchange thoughts. Overall it’s helpful for my mental well-being too.”

Jack Etterbeek, a team leader of Green League club said, “Environmental sustainability-related works help the gardens on the campus. Green League members’ contributions also help to keep the environment free from any damage. We also try to maintain a positive environment on the campus. So, overall it’s very healthy to be part of this club. We invite everyone to join us who are studying in this University, and to contribute to the environment.”

“This club has given us the opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds. I am 3rd year and a senior. I passionately contribute to the club just like my other club mates. We organize regular meetings and participate in most of the events,” Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) Vice President Ethan Jimener said at the Club Fair.

Musim Student Association displayed their banner saying, “The primary goal of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) is to serve the needs of WPU Muslim community and create strong relationships among peers. The MSA shall strive to enrich the diversity of campus life by educating our peers about Islam through lectures and events.”

Various international clubs as the International Students Club, Go Japan, Korea Club, and Student for Justice in Palestine also participated in the Club Fair.

This was the first big event for the clubs at William Paterson University before they started their other scheduled activities. Clubs got new members, interacted with new people, and filled up the sign-up sheet as a part of their membership drive.

Susmita Majumder is a graduate student studying M.A. in Professional Communication at William Paterson University. You can reach out to Susmita at [email protected]

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