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Get Involved!

Student Organization Recruitment Week is a fun, exciting experience. Over the course of a week, there will be a number of opportunities to check out your involvement options.

Student Organization Recruitment Week Schedule:

Monday, August 30: Tabling in the Campus Center

Campus Center Lobby, 11 am – 2 pm

Come swing by our table to find out all the involvement opportunities Ithaca College has to offer! Prizes and snacks!

Tuesday, August 31: Student Organization Recruitment Week Fair, Day 1

Clark and Klingenstein Lounge, 11 am – 2 pm

We’re excited to provide another opportunity for you to connect with even more student organizations. There will be approximately 60 student organizations recruiting for new members. There will be live performances, snacks and prizes – come stop by when you can! Check out IC Engage and the OSE social media pages to see which organizations will be participating each day.

Wednesday, September 1: Student Organization Recruitment Week, Day 2

Clark and Klingenstein Lounge, 11 am – 2 pm

We’re excited to provide another opportunity for you to connect with even more student organizations. There will be approximately 60 student organizations recruiting for new members. There will be live performances, snacks and prizes – come stop by when you can! Check out IC Engage and the OSE social media pages to see which organizations will be participating each day.

Thursday, September 2: Student Organization Recruitment Week Fair, Day 3

Clark and Klingenstein Lounge, 11 am – 2 pm

We’re excited to provide another opportunity for you to connect with even more student organizations. There will be approximately 60 student organizations recruiting for new members. There will be live performances, snacks and prizes – come stop by when you can! Check out IC Engage and the OSE social media pages to see which organizations will be participating each day.

Friday, September 3: Tabling in the Campus Center

Campus Center Lobby, 11 am – 2 pm

Come swing by our table to find out all the involvement opportunities Ithaca College has to offer! Prizes and snacks!

What should I expect?

Plan to be moderately packed in the lounges where you’ll find student organizations and recreational/competitive sport teams who will be tabling with information about their group. This will give you an opportunity to sign up to get more information about the group, meet current members and make connections with people that have similar interests as you. Once you’ve visited the tables that seem interesting to you, you can feel free to enjoy some entertainment or leave the fair.

Why should I participate in recruitment week? There are so many reasons!

  • Meet friends with similar, or differing, interests
  • Learn about new activities and ways of thinking
  • Participate in cultural, sports, political, or entertainment activities
  • Run for positions in the organization
  • Build skills and your résumé

Best Practices for Approaching Student Organization Recruitment Week:

Be Proactive: If you want to get involved, do well in your classes and make new friends; you are the one that has to make the effort. It might be a little uncomfortable at first, but stretching your comfort zone and being proactive will make a positive impact on your collegiate experience. Ithaca students want you to be in their group and want to be your friend.

Try New Things: Things are different in college and now is your time to embrace this. Play intramurals, join a student organization or a club sport team, participate in a theater production; whatever sounds interesting, just try it out. You could end up really liking it.

Meet Current Students: It’s always nice to meet someone who has been there, done that, and had a good time. Current Ithaca students are ready and excited to share with you what they’ve learned and give you information to help you get involved in the best groups for you.

Ask Questions: Chances are you have questions about getting involved at IC and finding the right student organization match for you. We’d recommend that you ask yourself about groups of interest:

  • What am I looking for in an organization?
  • Do I know the goals and accomplishments of the group?
  • Can I meet the time, financial and academic requirements?
  • Does the group feel like a natural fit?
  • Will membership still allow me to pursue my own interests?
  • Will involvement enhance my academic and career goals?