The Student Government Association held its annual club fair on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 in an effort to get the students of Amarillo College involved in extracurricular activities and meet new people. Student Life Director Heather Atchley said more than 1,000 Amarillo College students attended the event.Many studies show that there is a direct correlation between being active in clubs and success in college,” said Atchley. “Students who are involved are much more likely to graduate and transfer,” she said Atchley. This is due to the connection that a student makes with others in a club. Photography major Emily Prisk, said that simply going to class, doing homework and going home will make college life boring and will leave a bad impression on the student. “If you actually get involved with a group or a club, then you’re actually going to build friendships and you’re going to have people you can rely on,” said Prisk. “I just moved to Amarillo about a year ago. When I joined SGA, I made friends.” Prisk happily admits that being in a club has definitely motivated her and kept her on track to success in her future. Mass Media major Lilly Gamble said that being involved has helped because it balances her life so that way she is not just working and going to school. “It has just made it easier to balance life out,” said Gamble. “It creates a sense of community, and I think that when you have that sense of community, you’re more likely to do well.” With over 40 active clubs and organizations throughout AC, Atchley said she thinks, “we have something for everyone.” For more information on the clubs and organizations that AC has to offer, or if you are thinking about starting your own club, Atchley can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.actx.edu/activities.