Club Highlight: SLAB
posted by Kianna Plummer
Are you interested in creating events for our college? Do you have an interest in event planning, or are you a creative thinker? Do you enjoy planning fun events? Do you like creating exciting games and props? If you answered yes, then you should join the SLAB Club!
What is the SLAB Club?
The SLAB club essentially plans most of the student life events that take place throughout the semesters. SLAB stands for student life activity board. This club is a great way to make new friends. Attending the events allows students to socialize with peers they have never met before. The SLAB club is a great way to get a sense of what it feels like to plan out large or small events. This club teaches you how to put together gatherings.
For events, the club must select a time, location, how they will promote the event, creating an Eventbrite, the props, games, buying decorations, creating flyers, and so much more. This is also a great club for students to want to share ideas that they have for events or events that don't exist yet. This club allows students to gain more leadership and teamwork skills.
What events have we created in the past?
We try our best to create events around holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Diwali, and more. We had a fun Halloween party last year that included games and painting pumpkins.
We also created a silent 70s disco party. This was a great way to have fun with friends while all listening to different music through headphones. These events give students a night to dress up and have fun.
Another popular event we create every month is we select a cool restaurant to eat from. Students RSVP through Eventbrite for the restaurant we chose and the club pays for everyone's meal. This is a great way to try new foods in NYC and also exploring in the city.
The first week back from winter break we had an event at a rooftop ice skating rink. This was paid for through the club and we got to spend a few hours ice skating and sipping hot cocoa. I met a few students who commute or are graduate students.
How do I get involved?
To get involved keep an eye out for emails relating to upcoming meetings. The meetings are held during the lunch hour. Currently, we might not have in-person meetings, but zoom meetings could always be an option or smaller gatherings.
Why is it important to be involved in a club?
Clubs allow you to make friends, get involved, and to gain skills or improve on skills you already have. It is important to be involved on campus because of the many doors it opens. You could meet your new best friend or your next roommate. Getting involved means you could list on your resume or LinkedIn that you are the leader of a club at your college.
If you don't see a club for an interest of yours, you can always make your own club!