New student organizations this semester

By: Louisa Woltermann
Twitter: @louisa_wolt

With a new semester, the University of Findlay offers four new student organizations. These new organizations are Empowerment for Business Oriented Women, Oilers Changing Campus Culture (OC3), Save the Bees, and the Writing Center Club.
The series of steps to create a student organization includes finding an advisor, recruiting members, and creating a constitution.
Students wanting to start a club need to first go to Student Activities. Once approved through Student Activities, the club’s funding and constitution will need to be assessed by UF’s Student Government Association.
Logan Chapman, president and founder of Empowerment for Business Oriented Women, describes the process of creating a new organization on campus.
“The process was pretty easy,” Chapman said. “A lot of steps, but a lot of easy steps.”
Peyton Seibert, co-president of the Writing Center Club, agrees that the process was not too difficult. Seibert explains that the hardest part was filling out the constitution as well as the rest of the paperwork required.
Once the process is completed and the club has been approved by Student Activities and SGA, the organizations’ founders are able to start their plans for their perspective organizations.
Seibert explains the one thing that she is most excited about.
“More people hearing about us,” Seibert said. “I feel like the Academic Support Center is pretty well known. But when people come to writing hours they don’t know what all we can do.”
Seibert and her co-president chose to start the Writing Center Club so that writing tutors and students could get together, talk about writing, and learn from each other in a laid back environment.
Chapman also shared her enthusiasm for starting a new student club. Chapman is excited to see women coming together through networking while also empowering each other.
Both Empowerment for Business Oriented Women and the Writing Center Club were formed using the standard procedure. However, OC3 was not originally created using the typical steps.
The group was first started when UF received a $10,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Health and Safety. Now OC3 plans to expand by officially becoming a UF student organization.
OC3 is now a student club on campus that aims to change campus culture. The group raises awareness for prevention against sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
If interested in any of the new student organizations, stop by the Organization Fair on Sept. 19.

Logan Chapman, in person on Aug. 28 at 5 p.m., transcribed
Peyton Seibert, in person on Aug. 30 at 3:30 p.m., recorded and transcribed
Rebecca Stricker, in person on Aug. 29 at 11 a.m., recorded and transcribed

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