OSAGL Hosts Annual Fall Activities Fair
By Alexis Doyle, Contributing Writer
On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the Office of Activities and Greek Life organized the Activities and Club Fair on Stine Lake. Clubs and organizations filled dozens of tables with advertisements, goodies and freebies, fliers, and anything else they could think of to entice new potential members.
Music, popsicles, and cheerful club representatives greeted every student who visited Stine Lake on Thursday. Gettysburg Environmental Concerns Organization Representative Jess Schafer ’24 said, “there is a lot of energy- tons of people [at The Activities Fair]. It’s probably one of the biggest events on Stine Lake. It’s a great way to feel like you’re part of the campus community.”
The Activities Fair was extremely popular, with students crowding the aisles between club tables.
Savannah Metzger ’25 said, “It definitely seems to engage many, many students as Stine Lake is completely filled.”
Many of the attendees were first-year students, encouraged to engage themselves with campus life on multiple occasions. With more than 120 clubs and organizations on campus, students had numerous opportunities to find a community that appeals to them.
Lexi Berkey ’26, said she was drawn to the fair by the prospect of finding like-minded people. She said, “I thought [the fair] was really great and I signed up for ten [clubs] in total.”
Gettysburg College ranks its clubs and organizations into 11 different sub-categories. These groupings include academics, culture, media, politics, religion, service, and sports.
Berkey continued, “There was a lot for everyone. Like, there really is something out there for everyone, no matter what. They had left-leaning, right-leaning, sports, non-sports, sexuality and gender [clubs].”
Vice President of Campus Outreach for College Democrats Dallas Hardee ’23 spoke about how students were not the only ones who spent their time at the fair. “I think [The Activities Fair] is a really great opportunity for all the clubs on campus and to get people engaged with them. As for the College Democrats, specifically, we’re using it as a voter registration opportunity. There’s a lot you can do with your time at the club fair so I really like it,” said Hardee
The Activities Fair presents itself as an opportunity not only for students to meet club leaders, but also for clubs to gain more members and acknowledgment. In some cases, the fair also spreads awareness for impotant causes. The Activities Fair is a widely popular event each year, and it once again provided success to everyone who participated.