Student organizations connect with ASG at club caucus

From left, Club Caucus hosts Aj La Torre, Student Programs events coordinator and ASG Campus Life and Events Representative Dariga Tugan. Alyssa Brown / The Watchdog

The annual Club Caucus event was held on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in room C120 and was sponsored and put on by the Associated Student Government. Club Caucus aimed to unite various clubs around campus to create a community that focuses on collaboration. The main organizer was the ASG Campus Life and Events Representative Dariga Tugan, who said that her main goal for the year is “to see inclusion and diversity.” During the event, club representatives met to learn about and plan events for the school year.

ASG representatives presented on how to become a program, recruit group members and gave fundraising tips.

Aside from the presentations, all the clubs that were present were given the floor to talk about their clubs. Different clubs gave their meeting times, club goals and listed upcoming events. In addition, Tugan discussed the differences between programs and clubs, including funding allowances and the amount of time that the club or program has been running at the school.

ASG hopes that the Club Caucus will establish relationships between the student government and the student organizations on campus. For ASG president Sam Akeyo, “it is important for ASG to have a connection with the clubs.”

One club in attendance was African Student Association. ASA President Maureen Wakiwama spoke about an upcoming event called African Cafe. Students, staff and community members will gather to sample African music while enjoying cultural tea time, snacks and art. The event will be held on Oct. 10 in the C building lobby from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Furthermore, the club has meetings on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday at 1:30 p.m. for anyone who is interested in attending.

Last year’s Club Caucus had a speed dating style where club members quickly went around to different tables, getting to know each other in a more personal setting. This year’s caucus followed a similar style where students watched presentations and quickly mingled with club members and other interested community members.

To join any clubs or learn more about the different clubs, visit Student Programs located on the second floor of the C building.