Get Involved

The Student Organization Fair is a fun, exciting experience to start your Ithaca College involvement journey!

When is the fair?

The Student Organization Fair will be on Sunday, August 21 from 7:00 to 9:00pm in the quad between Campus Center and the Fitness Center

The priority deadline to sign-up is by August 14th at 12 pm. Once this deadline has passed, we cannot guarantee your organization will be listed in the program or marketing materials, so sign up early!


Please let email if you would like to be added to our waitlist. 

What should I expect?

Plan to be moderately packed on the Campus Center Quad 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 leave the fair.

Why should I attend the fair? 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 the Student Organization Fair

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?