Whether you dabble in juggling, experiment in archery or obsessed with Harry Potter, the entire month of September will be a time for all 8,000 students to find their niche within one of Southern Utah University’s 156 clubs and organizations—no matter how obscure.
Club Month in its inaugural year, organized by SUU Student Association, will feature a different genre of clubs during September. Each week will have clubs showcasing their niche with different activities, events or booths. So whether you are interested in architecture or have knack for kayaking, there is a club for you to join.
Explaining the motivation to making this annual event now a month long Caleb White, vice president of clubs and leadership, said, “Rather than cramming all 156 clubs into five days, we are giving each more time and space to showcase their clubs.”
Club Month has already started with the first week, September 3-6, being all clubs orientated with service, religion and multicultural groups. The second week, September 9-13, will be all things outdoor and athletics and the following week, September 16-20, is all professional and academic clubs. The final week, September 23-27, will feature all arts and entertainment organizations.
So whether you are hiking aficionado or interested in Polynesian culture, stay up to date with all Club Month activities throughout September to learn how you can find your niche on SUU’s campus.
But, according to student leaders, Club Month has a few alternative motives, one of which to give students a tighter connection with the University and those who share their same hobbies and interests.
To this effect White said, “Every student leader and faculty or staff member on campus stresses the statement that the main reason students leave school is because they don't feel connected. Clubs are that connection every student can have to SUU. There is a club for any topic, and if a student can’t find a topic being covered, they can make their own club.”
Continually check the University’s Calendar for up to date information on Club Month activities.