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Involvement Fair moved to Tuesday

Student Involvement Fair

Update 10:09 p.m. Sunday: Due to rain forecasted for Monday, the involvement fair will now be from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday in Dunn Meadow.

With over 750 student organizations, IU students can join a club or group for almost anything they find interesting. 

The fall Student Involvement Fair will take place August 20, from 3-7 p.m. in Dunn Meadow. The event will include upward of 400 student groups, university programs and community organizations, said Alexis Fuentes, Union Board Graduate Adviser for Activities and Events. 

Fuentes said that while the fair mainly caters to first year students arriving at IU, all students are welcome to attend. 

Fuentes said this year the Union Board plans to put similar organizations, like religious groups or Greek organizations, close to each other to make it easier for students to find what they are interested in. Students will be given a flier when they enter the fair with a map of booths for help navigating around the event.

Besides touring booths and signing up for new groups, students can also watch live performances by 10 student organizations. Fuentes said that these performances will give students a chance to see the groups like the Ballroom Dance Club in action before joining. 

IU's Union Board also plans to give away free IU T-shirts through a raffle, with drawings every 15 minutes. Fuentes said local food trucks La Poblana Taco Truck, Kebab on Wheels, Pili’s Party Taco and Limestone BBQ will also be selling food at the event. 

Almost 60 Bloomington nonprofit and volunteer organizations will also be at the involvement fair, IU Corps director Cassi Winslow-Edmonson said. She said local organizations like the Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana and the Conservation Law Center see IU and its students as a major source for potential volunteers. 

IU Corps facilitates volunteer and service opportunities for IU students with local and global partners. Winslow-Edmonson said IU is a resource for these partners due to the size of the student body.

“It’s a campus goal to make them involved in their society,” Winslow-Edmonson said. 

She said IU wants to make sure its students remain civically minded during their time at school and after they leave.

Bloomington organizations seek out students for their passion, energy and skills, Winslow-Edmonson said. 

“They have energy, time and talent to give,” Winslow-Edmonson said.

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