September 19, 2016
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So Many Ways to Get Involved

News, General News

by Alia Danilo
Adelphi clubs recruit new members at the lively Fall Activities Fair.

For Adelphi University first-year student Olivia Tcholakian, attending Adelphi’s Fall Activities Fair was an eye-opening experience.

“It’s great to see how easy it is to get involved on campus,” said the computer science major, one of scores of students to attend the annual event held on September 12, 2016, in the Ruth S. Harley University Center.

Representatives from five different categories of clubs—academic, diversity, media, religious and special interest—were there to answer questions and advertise their organizations.

Here’s a snapshot of the groups that sent representatives.

Student Activities Board is the largest programming board at Adelphi, known for bringing celebrities such as Kesha, Fetty Wap, Shaggy, Jason Derulo and others to campus. (Meets on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m.)

Mosaic aims to promote diversity and inclusion at every level in the Adelphi community. It hosts a number of events celebrating unique groups of people throughout the year. (Meets on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.)

The Delphian, Adelphi’s student-run newspaper, is printed once a month and aims to capture student life. “Being part of The Delphian provides students with an advantageous experience, especially those with the intention of pursuing a career in writing, editing or graphic design,” said Editor-in-Chief Bryan Grilli.

Females of Culture United for Success (F.O.C.U.S.) is only female-based, but not exclusive, organization at Adelphi. It aims to promote women’s empowerment and participates in events such as the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Senior psychology major and president of F.O.C.U.S. Dominique Powell joined after transferring to Adelphi in Spring 2015. “I wanted to be more involved and go to clubs not just for my résumé, but for something that was meaningful to me,” she said. “F.O.C.U.S. was one of the first clubs I heard about on campus, and when I went I fit right in.” (Meets on Mondays at 7:00 p.m.)

Breaking Boundaries is devoted to spreading awareness about and working with people with disabilities. One of their popular events is Courageous Heroes Wearing Capes, where physical therapists run laps in capes to raise awareness of the differently abled community. Breaking Boundaries also collaborates with AHRC by holding social events for adults with autism spectrum disorder. Senior exercise science major and president of Breaking Boundaries Gina Devito said, “It’s important to spread awareness in general, but being on campus shows students that there are opportunities to help here too.” Devito is currently studying to be a physical therapist for differently abled people. (Meets on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.)

“It’s interesting and inspiring to see how passionate everyone is about their clubs,” said freshman history major Sabrina Davis.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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