Our campus has plenty to offer students who are looking to get involved with Fullerton College. From promoting health awareness to building a bridge towards a better education, through learning more about universities or even by sharing playwrights with fellow classmates to improve your writing, there’s something for almost any interest a student has.
Our campus currently offers 14 clubs for students. Their meeting times vary by club but most are held in the afternoon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
The HOPE club acts as a support group for men and women of sexual violence and abuse through counseling and establishing new friendships. The International Club encourages students of all cultures to build friendships with one another.
These clubs, along with many others, require dedication and time from a student and can lead to positive outcomes.
Scott Thompson is currently the classified club advisor for Club Ability. He recently reinstated the club and is in the works of promoting and bringing in as many students who are interested. In the two days of being promoted, he has already recruited 12 new members in that time.
“I want people to have the life changing experience I had as a dedicated member of the campus and community,” Scott Thompson said.
Club Ability provides a community that promotes awareness of disabilities around us. It also serves as a forum for students to discuss any issues on campus related to disabilities and indulges them in opportunities to engage in advocacy, support and education.
“They [the students] have stepped up to embark on this adventure,” said Thompson.
Club Ability’s goal is to get students to be less hesitant to speak with an individual who has a disability.
“A simple chat with a disabled student can change both lives in no time,” said Thompson.
Thompson already has an idea on what his members can expect during the club’s meetings. He plans to hold forums discussing any question a student may have regarding a specific disability.
For activities Thompson would have students experience what it’s like to have a disability. From being blindfolded, reading scrambled text or wearing soundproof headphones. Students will have the opportunity to walk in one’s shoes with a disability through their everyday life.
If you want to be part of a club that helps calm the mind through a number of exercises, the Phi Theta Kappa club may be of interest. This is another club that was started this semester.
The club based on Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice. It improves mental and physical well-being by enhancing one’s heart and mind nature through easy-to-learn exercises, meditations and teachings. It aids to improve one’s overall health and well-being through a variety of mental and physical exercises.
“Falun Dafa gives me incredible relaxation and freedom from stress,” said Lucas Huang, President of Phi Theta Kappa Club.
Huang started the club in hopes to spread the practices of Falun Dafa to others and help them break any bad habits that interferes with their overall health.
The club currently has five members and meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays on campus. Huang will be showing some exercises from Falun Dafa during club rush and is looking for any participants who are interested.
“I personally know the positivity that can come from being part of a college club that deals directly with issues you face daily,” said Thompson.
To personally learn more about the clubs join them during the next Club Rush that will be held at the campus quad on September 17 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The following link displays the current club meeting times and contacts if interested in joining: