By John Waterman
By John Waterman
Club Rush is held every year to recruit, or at least to educate students about the wide variety of clubs that are offered at Riverside City College. These clubs are considered extra curricular, and stand independent of unit driven courses.
Students already participating in these clubs have chosen to do so with the intent on having that “something extra” on their resume. At the very least students are urged to join campus clubs with the goal of having a more enjoyable school experience, and to gain skills in communication and leadership.
The clubs in attendance included Photography, Karate, student Government and everything in between. Club organizers and participants flagged down passing students, trying to spark the individual’s interest and striving to share their passion with another.
Some clubs are religion orientated, attempting to spread the word of Catholicism and Mormonism. Others are more active, teaching students how to mold a piece of clay into a work of art, while others focus on molding the body and mind.
The fact is that every club has its own mission statement and way of entry. Some were at Club Rush to recruit anyone interested. Others go straight to classes on campus to recruit from within and establish a group whose knowledge of the activity has already begun to flourish. If you are interested in learning about what clubs are offered, simply stop by the Activities Office located in the Bradshaw Student Center.
To be blunt most students couldn’t care less about Club Rush, or any extra curricular school activity for that matter. A majority of the students are just too busy. Though some showed a bit of interest, this fact remained valid. Students were either unaware of the function or their interests remain in a field of study that was not offered. RCC is already aware of this fact, giving students the opportunity to create new clubs.
The students that organized the “Rush” must have done there homework, because they had special incentive for students to check it out. They played on the fact that most students aren’t motivated by knowledge or even money, but food. Throughout the day barbeques were held, serving hotdogs, refreshments and candy. A club pitch for a dog isn’t a bad deal, no matter how you slice it.
Most clubs got a positive reaction from a number of students. Those who were simply hungry stuck around for food then did their own thing with no hard feelings. Students who were sincerely interested stuck around to get more information. Everyone got fed and students with real interest introduced themselves and applied. Everyone’s a winner.
If you share the interests of existing club members and wish to inquire, or want to start an entirely new club that isn’t offered at RCC; students are urged to contact Deborah Hall or Douglas Graham at (951) 222-8570.