Clubs and organizations encourage student involvement on SHU campus

Kaleigh Muko and Kayleigh Ventrone, co-presidents of Club Conspiracy take a selfie with balloon aliens at Seton Hill’s Involvement Fair in September 2018. Photo courtesy of K.Ventrone.

“The involved student excels in and outside of the classroom,” said Elise Michaux, director of student leadership and involvement. “In the classroom with grades, and outside of the classroom, building skills that make them more appealing to a future employer.”

Students at Seton Hill University have the opportunity to join any of the almost 60 clubs on campus. Clubs can range from academic to social to athletic.

“Being president of a club has taught me a lot of responsibility and time management skills,” said sophomore Kayleigh Ventrone, co-president of Club Conspiracy. “It’s also helped me better my communication skills when I have to send emails, promote an event or just speak to my club
members at a meeting.”

Clubs at SHU have a variety of resources to access for help, such as the Seton Hill Government Association. SHGA holds bi-weekly Senate meetings for clubs to share what they have planned and other campus initiatives. Senate meetings are open to all students, regardless of whether or not they are affiliated with a club.

“I hope that this semester, we can help the clubs host successful events that will connect them with the rest of the students on and off campus, and maybe even earn their group some money,” said junior Kennedy Kehew, president of SHGA.

Sophomores Kaleigh Muko and Kayleigh Ventrone created Club Conspiracy at the beginning of the fall 2018 semester. Photo courtesy of K.Ventrone.

SHGA offers clubs help with aspects of event planning such as posters and funding. Organizations like ENACTUS worked with SHGA last semester to help accomplish bigger events like the ENACTUS Fun Run.

“This semester, we plan to host more events to get more people involved with our club,” said Ventrone, whose club was established in the 2018 fall semester. “We want to do conspiracies by the campfire.”

Kehew said she also hopes clubs attract new members who share similar passions and goals.
Through this, Kehew also said that she believes this will help the Setonian community by bringing together like-minded people across campus.

“Clubs have helped me connect with people that I wouldn’t have had a chance to meet otherwise. It’s great to bring a group together who may seem extremely different on the surface and realize you have lots of common interests,” Ventrone said.

Although the Involvement Fair that was set to take place on Jan. 31 in Cecilian Hall from 4-6 p.m. was canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the event is currently being rescheduled for another time. While students are waiting, there is a club directory found at the bottom of the MySHU page underneath the Online Services tab.

Published By: Stephen Dumnich

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