Changes in Student Organizations on Corban’s campus came with the beginning of the school year and a new ASB team. ASB Organizations Coordinator David Holcomb wants to see Student Organizations thrive this year more than ever before.
“The changes this year try to give Student Organizations a platform to grow and succeed,” said Holcomb.
He hopes students will get involved with already successful organizations to make them flourish and expand. Rather than having Student Organizations last only a year or two, Holcomb wishes to see groups last for many years and become strong and rooted.
One new idea is “Campus Chapters,” where a Student Organization partners with a non-profit organization. This allows the community to be impacted, not solely the Corban campus. Holcomb would like to see new student organizations arise that are centered on the community.
“Having the more outward focus puts Corban’s mission statement into action,” said Holcomb. “‘Dedicating hearts and minds to God’ involves and can even start with the community.”
One of the main changes in Student Organizations this year is the amount of money each is given. Student Organizations are given $100 per semester, as compared with $300 in previous years. However, if $100 is not enough money for the group, a Student Organization may petition for more money. The point of this budget is to make sure the money is being used wisely and not wasted.
There are many ways to get involved with current Student Organizations. Operating groups include SALT, Dramatic Personae, Ultimate Frisbee, TruNorth Corps., and Perpetual Motion.
To start a new organization, interested students can go to ASB, where officers will help with the application process. The ASB is in Schimmel, Room SC24 (Basement Level) or reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.