Getting involved in clubs is ‘a great thing’

The Washington Street Campus is filled with opportunities to join clubs focused on majors or interests. It also gives students a chance to make friends.

Amarillo College has many clubs and organizations in which students can get involved. There is a range of aspects and interests and always someone to help get you started. Kali Miskimen, an education major, knows just what it is like to be in a club.“I found out about the clubs and organizations through Club Fair and when I was registering for my classes my very first semester,” Miskimen said. “I joined Teach club because the sponsor asked me if I wanted to be in it, and it interested me.” If you are interested in any club, you can go to the AC home page, actx.edu, click on Student Services, then click on Student Life, look to the left of the page and find the tab that says Clubs and Organizations.
You can click on any of the clubs you think you would be interested in and get the information for the sponsor. “I think a good number of students know about the clubs and organizations,” she said. “There are a lot of clubs and a lot of students in each one. I think getting involved in a club or organization is a great thing. It not only looks good on your resume for your future job, but it also gives you a chance to meet new people.” Matthew Moon, a fire protection major, said he has a couple of friends who participate in various organizations around campus. He said he knows about clubs and organizations not only because of them, but he receives the emails telling him about them. “I think getting involved with the clubs and organizations is awesome,” Moon said. “It allows you to meet new people and connect with fellow students. It can also lead to being able to gain resources in the future, and if you have a problem, you always have the help you need.”

The Washington Street Campus is filled with opportunities to join clubs focused on majors or interests. It also gives students a chance to make friends.
The Washington Street Campus is filled with opportunities to join clubs focused on majors or interests. It also gives students a chance to make friends.

Sydnee Thrash, a nuclear medicine major, also knows about the clubs and organizations because of the emails sent out. “For me, email is a main communication source, so I am checking it all day long,” Thrash said. “I don’t know that many students know about the clubs, though, because they do not always look and read the emails sent.” Thrash also said joining clubs has its benefits.“You can meet new people that are interested in the same things as you and others,” she said. “My advice is that if you have time for it, go for it.” Miskimen, Moon and Thrash agree that clubs needs more promotion. Miskimen said that other than Fallfest, Club Fair or when clubs are doing fundraisers, you don’t hear much about them. “I think they could promote the clubs better, maybe by having more club days at Badger Den or just setting up and hanging around campus a couple of times or handing out fliers more,” Thrash said. “I think AC should push clubs more, because they can lead to great things and help some students get out of their comfort zone,” Moon said. “By making the clubs and organizations more known, it can actually allow AC to maybe grow more as a college.”

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