By Adam Hornbuckle
As the new school year begins students are eager to get back in the classroom and clubs are even more eager to get them away from it. The 70 club leaders on the Post campus seek to show students that the LIU Post experience doesn’t end at the classroom door. The club leaders have been hard at work planning for the fall semester and are ready to begin.
The new Student Government President, Giovanna Domingo, is excited to show students what SGA has in store. “The Student Government has been working very hard this summer to prepare for this year,” Domingo said. “At our first annual leadership retreat the SGA planned a commuter student appreciation week for this semester.”
New last year, the Be The Change Club, led by founder and president Adam Silverstein is ready to jump into the new semester. “This year, Be The Change Club has a lot of plans for events and activities that the whole campus can enjoy. We are going to continue our mission of spreading love, compassion, positivity, and kindness and creating a safe, judgement-free space for everyone,” Silverstein said.
Be The Change Club is planning several events this semester that focus on the topics of self-love and confidence, empathy and compassion to others, equality and social justice, and the freedom of self-expression. Silverstein affirmed that the club’s goal this semester is to “continue to make LIU Post and the world a kinder, safer place for everyone and spread love and happiness to all.”
The Rainbow Alliance’s President, Christina Disilvestro, is hoping to keep her club very active. “This semester the Rainbow Alliance is going to follow and celebrate all important LGBTQ dates. We will have tables during common hour showing support to the LGBTQ and allies of Post’s student body all semester long.” Disilvestro said.
“We are also currently planning a drag show at the end of the semester with a Ru Paul’s Drag Race spin off. It will be a semester of support and fun from the Rainbow Alliance to all of Post,” Disilvestro said. “Our main goals this semester is to gain new members and create a strong executive board for the future semesters to follow. Also our goals will be to allow color and glitter in every program we put on. We plan to be the most active club on campus this semester at Post.”
Of course what new semester would be complete without a new dorming experience. Nicole Guillet, the new President of the Residence Students Association (RSA), is looking to enhance that dorming experience. “I’m really excited about jump starting RSA this year and getting all of our resident students involved and active with each other. We’ve got a couple of great programs already in the works and we’re looking to organize some more,” Guillet said.
Guillet emphasized the work that the Residence Assistance have been doing to improve the residence experience. “All of the RAs have been working really hard on their building programs so far. We don’t ever want students to feel like nothing is ever going on on campus.”
Domingo expressed confidence in clubs this semester saying “I believe that all clubs have the resources and tools need to be successful for this upcoming year. SGA is very excited to see what clubs will bring to our campus community this year and look forward to supporting them.”
For students who are interested in joining a club or creating a club, they can visit the Campus Life office in Hillwood room 100.