From Going Greek to Going Wakeboarding, UCF Has it All!
The University of Central Florida has more than 350 registered student organizations on campus, and here at KnightNews.com, we will feature at least one each week in our “Knight Spotlight” found in the Campus Beat section.
This week, we start with some of the biggest clubs on campus.
Campus Activities Board
It’s the job of the Campus Activities Board, or CAB, to put on fun events for students. They plan big concerts, movie nights, comedy events and more. They have a big budget from Student Government and put it to work for students .
Find out more about CAB and how to Get Involved here: http://cab.getinvolveducf.com/
This group puts one big party — UCF Homecoming Week! Some of our best traditions play out during this week, like Spirit Splash, where we all jump in the Reflecting Pond to get pumped up for the Homecoming Football Game. There’s also concerts, parades, and a big competition between partnering Greek organizations and other partnering clubs on campus to see who can dance the best — and with the most school spirit.
Homecoming’s leadership board is already set, but they usually look for volunteers to toss out t-shirts and more.
Get Involved here: http://www.ucfhc.com/
Multicultural Student Center
The Multicultural Student Center houses many multicultural organizations, and together, they plan tons of fun events like the MSC Cultural Explosion, MLK Day Celebration, Hip Hop Week, International Evening, and Week of the Woman. The MSC welcomes all different cultures to come to their events and learn about the diverse campus we all share.
Stop by their Student Union office in room 153 to Get Involved or else visit: http://msc.getinvolveducf.com/
Greek Life – The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
UCF has a strong group of fraternities and sororities that are very active on campus and known as some of our strongest leaders. Greeks participate in everything from community service to very competitive Intramural Sports. We’ll tell you more about why so many students ‘Go Greek’ in future editions of Knight Spotlight, but for now you can visit individual chapter web sites at the link below, to see where you may fit in the best.
Check out chapter web sites and Get Involved here: http://www.greeklife.sdes.ucf.edu/chapters.html
SGA – UCF’s Student Government Association
This is the big one. SGA controls a budget of more than $13 million in student activity and service fees. Any student club on campus must be approved by SGA before it can operate as an official registered student organization. SGA has three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. A president and vice president oversee the executive branch, a speaker of the senate oversees the legislative branch, and a chief justice oversees the judicial branch.
SGA is exciting and gives students the chance to control big budgets before they graduate. Campaigning can be intense, so SGA offers programs for freshmen to join before election season to get their feet wet and learn right away!
Get Involved with SGA by visiting its office on the second floor of the Student Union. (Sorry, the SGA web site is closed for remodeling now).