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SE student activities offers snacks, welcomes students

Lost students were given directions and others free snacks by SE student activities Aug. 26. The organization paired up students that seemed overwhelmed or alone to expose them to new people.  Jamil Oakford/The Collegian
Lost students were given directions and others free snacks by SE student activities Aug. 26. The organization paired up students that seemed overwhelmed or alone to expose them to new people.
Jamil Oakford/The Collegian

by Jamil Oakford/se news editor

Hungry SE Campus students flooded the student activities table Aug. 26 for free snacks provided by student activities.

The event, Snag-a-Snack, held at the beginning of every semester, brought a steady flow of students all day long.
“The event is for new and returning students to feel welcome,” student development coordinator Frankie Ward said.

The event was in the Commons to not just welcome students but also to touch base with them.

“We like to network with students as well,” she said. “Getting a chance to network with them and let them know about events going on around campus.”

Ward says it’s also a great benefit to the student activities staffers because they can let students know who student activities is.

“Our name is student activities,” student helper and SE Phi Theta Kappa vice president Priscilla Ukhuakhua said. “If we’re not out here doing this, we’re not doing our job.”

Ukhuakhua was the student manning one of the tables, saying hi to everyone and ultimately roping in some people who were passing by.
“We make sure everybody is happy. It’s all about the students,” she said.

Students who stopped by the table not only got a snack but also maps and directions to classes for anyone lost.

“We’re trying to let them know they’re not alone,” Ukhuakhua said.

Students who were alone and a bit overwhelmed were helped as well.

“We even pair up students,” Ward said.

And for new students, feeling welcome is important. First-time college student Baylee Williamson said she was excited but finds the new environment strange.

“My classes start at weird times, and I have breaks in between,” Williamson said.

She’s excited for the challenge with the coursework, but she’s nervous about when to do it all.

Events like Snag-a-Snack are designed to help students ease into the college experience and expose them to more people around campus.

“People should not be scared of school. It should be a place to stay,” Ukhuakhua said.

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