Organizations should work to build awareness about their purpose and the issues that align with their mission to recruit students to join. The students who actively participate in the club or organization but are not in leadership positions are “members”. While you do not need to be the largest club on campus to be a successful organization, reaching as many students as possible is the goal. Participation in the Fall Connect Fair and the Spring Club Fair is a must to meet and recruit new members. We encourage organizations to use their 4 yearly organizational meetings/events and S-S-S events to engage with their current members along with building awareness and interest for potential new members. Flyers and info tables are a great way to promote and recruit throughout the year as well.
The Connect/Club Fairs are a great way to raise awareness about your club and recruit new members at the beginning of each semester. This event usually takes place on the day before classes begin and includes clubs and organizations, university resources, service offices, academic departments, approved local businesses, churches, as well as additional on or off-campus groups approved by the Student Development Division. All officially recognized and university-sanctioned student organizations/clubs, as well as potential student organizations/clubs in the chartering process, are required to participate. Registration for the Connect/Club Fairs is required. Several emails with registration information will be sent from ADSE prior to the Connect/Club Fairs.
Note: We strongly recommend having an interest meeting date/time ready to advertise to interested students at Connect/Club Fairs.