The Office of Student Organizations and Activities welcomed more than 500 students to its annual Winter Organization Fair on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Organization fairs take place each fall and winter quarter of the academic year to engage new and continuing students with the broad range of student groups and activities available at Northwestern. This year, the Winter Organization Fair incorporated a pre-event workshop for participating student groups to help prepare them for successful interactions with new students.
135 registered student organizations were represented at the Winter Organization Fair, including WNUR campus radio whose Streetbeat DJ provided live music throughout Norris Center for the event, and NU Nights who sponsored a prize wheel where students could win swag or the opportunity to donate $10 to a student group at the fair. The student group Engineers for a Sustainable World collected student signatures on a giant banner as a pledge to use refillable water bottles rather than purchase disposable containers for the remainder of the academic year.
This year’s Winter Organization Fair attracted a 25% increase in participation over the record high attendance in 2016. Organization fairs provide a great opportunity for various student leaders active to showcase their work, promote upcoming events, and attract new members to their cause.
--Myrtie Williams, Office of Student Engagement