By Linsey Garrison
With approximately 125 active clubs and organizations, there’s bound to be something of interest to any student looking to get involved on campus.
EWU’s Jiu-Jitsu Club is dedicated to teaching and sharing the martial art of jiu-jitsu in a way that is fun as well as safe for students. Both men and women of any skill level are encouraged to come and learn more about the sport while increasing their physical ability and meeting fellow fighters and fans. For more information, students can email EWUJits@hotmail.com.
New to Eastern this year is the Cultural Cuisine Club. Activities include making food, learning about a wide variety of exotic foods from around the world and eating food. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Eagle Entertainment plans events such as concerts, films, comedy shows, Homecoming Week and Family Weekend to provide students with a variety of on- campus activities. The mission of EWU’s Eagle Entertaiment is to bring to campus the activities and programs that students want. For more information visit PUB 320.
A variety of faith-based clubs are also active at EWU, including the Lutheran Campus Ministry, the Latter-Day Saint’s Association, Christians on Campus and the Compassionate Interfaith Society.
The Compassionate Interfaith Society (CIS) promotes interfaith education and friendships.
“We have members from all over, lots of different countries,” said Hawa Hussein, a senior and CIS secretary. “We have Wiccans, Buddhists, Mormons, Muslims and Atheists. Anyone of any faith is welcome to come and join in.”
Hussein believes that being a member of CIS allows her to explore different faiths while learning about her own.
“I personally joined because I was interested in a club that encourages you to get to know your own faith and learn about the beliefs of others without the pressure of someone trying to convert you,” she said.
The Compassionate Interfaith Society meets every Thursday from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Hargreaves Hall Honors Lounge.
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership help students connect with one of the many clubs Eastern has to offer. If none of them are quite the right fit, the involvement and leadership office can also help students start their own.
“Basically you need four members to start a club,” said Brittany Myers, an activities specialist at the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership. “After that, you’ll be on the club list. Being recognized as a club is helpful for gaining members instead of just being a group of people. It’s helpful for publicity.”
Students can pick up a list of contact information for all on-campus clubs outside of PUB 320 any