On-campus organizations for students to check out

Asian American Association

The Asian American Association is a new organization that aims to connect Asian students in the SIUE community through social events such as going out to eat and community service. Their main volunteer opportunity is a partnership with AAA and Mizzou, where they make care packages for people experiencing homelessness. 

 

“It’s just a good way to meet people in the Asian community,” Amy Do, a senior nursing major from O’Fallon, Missori, and president of the Asian American Association, said. 

 

Do said those interested in joining can check out their page on GetInvolved, but she also recommends that people tell their friends in the Asian community about their organization. 

 

Criminal Justice Club

The Criminal Justice Club provides opportunities for students to network with guest speakers, as well as engage in community service opportunities and attends prisons and crime labs so students can better understand the career field.  

 

“We sometimes go to the TSA service in St. Louis [and] help them train their dogs for the airports,” Luis Molina, club president and a junior criminal justice major from Streator, Illinois, said. 

 

Students interested in joining the Criminal Justice Club can visit the Criminal Justice Department or email Molina at lumolin@siue.edu

 

Geography Club

The Geography Club meets once a month, and meetings typically include an activity or a guest speaker. The club is looking at getting geography professionals to come help with resume building, as well as volunteering at the Gardens or the Watershed.

 

“We’re looking at getting people from [National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency] to come down and explain what they do there,” Turner Reed, vice president and junior geography major from Quinton, Iowa, said. 

 

Reed said students can get involved through the GetInvolved page, email him at tureed@siue.edu or Elizabeth Semande at esemand@siue.edu. He also said they can check out their Facebook and Instagram pages, where they post most of their announcements. 

 

Pre Health Hub

The Pre Health Hub is a group of students interested in combining health care fields together. The organization has pre-med, psychology, pharmacy and pre-dental students. They host general assemblies where they work through case studies together, as well as small groups of students within the same health care profession that meet biweekly to discuss study tips and time management.

 

Senior Michelle Duong, communications coordinator, said collaborative health care is the basis of the club. 

 

Ridwan Oyebamiji, service coordinator, said students who job shadow in the health care field find that health care professionals don’t collaborate effectively, so the club aims to bridge that gap. 

 

Students can join the Pre Health Hub through GetInvolved

 

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers focuses on applying technical skills to projects through hands-on experience. The organization is open to everyone, and they are planning on doing Human Power Vehicles this year.

 

“I usually encourage freshmen and sophomores that don’t have enough classes with projects to get their hands-on earlier, rather than waiting for their senior year,” Jeancy Muleba, president and senior mechanical engineering major from St. Louis said. 

 

Students interested in joining can visit their page on GetInvolved.

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