Fall Involvement Fair 2023 (image courtesy: Chris Tutt)

At the beginning of every school year, SNHU’s Office of Student Involvement (OSI) hosts the annual Fall Involvement Fair on the Green Space. The event took place on Wednesday, September 7, from 12-3, and students from all around campus came out to check out the clubs and organizations that SNHU has to offer. Clubs and organizations are funded by the Student Government Association (SGA) and overseen by OSI.

The mastermind behind the planning of the Involvement Fair is Lindsey Acampora, Student Involvement Coordinator. An event that represents dozens of clubs and organizations is not one that is easy to plan, but Acampora’s efforts proved successful.

“We had a great turnout with all of our students coming [from table] to table for different clubs and organizations,” Acampora said. “Despite all the heat, we’ve had great morale and spirit amongst our student leaders… overall a great turnout, and I’m really proud of it.”

Clubs and organizations would be nothing on campus without the support and funding from SGA. SGA president, Paige McNamara, has been to involvement fairs before, but none in her newly appointed position. Despite the blistering heat, McNamara was pleased with what she saw with the event.

“It was a great turnout… We make it so long so that so many students could come out; I don’t think we could have asked for better weather, it’s definitely summer weather, but to see all these students out here wanting to get involved is great,” McNamara said.

The key to getting campus involvement back to where it once was is getting the younger classes involved now. This will, in turn, create a ripple effect for years to come. McNamara has noticed a spark within the eyes of this year’s freshmen.

“I’ve noticed that the freshmen are much more eager to get involved [this year] and are more excited and eager to start their journey here,” McNamara said. “I’m excited to see what this freshman class does and how they affect the rest of the classes here.”