April 8, 2020

New year, new student organizations

A new mix of student organizations have cropped up this school year, ranging from athletics to more personal-interest clubs.

Artists’ Alliance

Artists’ Alliance is an event-based organization that aims to form bonds between people wishing to pursue careers in the arts, all while providing them with the resources they need to succeed. 

Student Organizations can promote any student interest, including art! Photo submitted by Abbey Rutschilling.

The first event, which is a free headshot session in collaboration with PRSSA, will be Nov. 1. An Audition Symposium where interested students can learn about general auditioning tips will be Nov. 9.

“Everyone is encouraged to be involved as we are looking to have visual art, drama, music theatre, opera, music, creative writing, and film divisions,” Audrey Cann, sophomore and organization representative, said.

For more information, reach out to acann@capital.edu.

Campus Wildlife Club

The Campus Wildlife Club is dedicated to maintaining the campus’s local wildlife all while informing students about the importance of it. 

For more info, reach out to mmohr9@capital.edu.

Capital Spikeball Club

Originally conceived as “roundnet,” Spikeball is a sport that has recently grown in popularity. 

The game consists of a small trampoline net that players use to bounce a ball between each other. A team scores a point if the opposition lets the ball hit the ground, kind of like volleyball. 

The club was first started by sophomore Nathan Molby. “I had played Spikeball a lot in high school,” Molby said. “And when I came to Capital I was very disappointed to see that almost no one played Spikeball, so I decided to start up a club the following year!” 

The club meets 4-6 p.m. Mondays on Schaaf Lawn. The Cap Center is an alternative in case of bad weather. 

For more info, reach out to nmolby@capital.edu

Great Lakes Team Handball Association

Team Handball is a sport that consists of two teams of players that pass a ball with their hands in an attempt to get it into the opponent’s goal. It has a mix of basketball and soccer elements. 

The Great Lakes Team Handball Association (GLTHA) is working toward increasing the popularity of team handball in this region of the U.S. Julian Orr, CEO of GLTHA, was present at this past SCE fair. 

“If anyone is interested in giving team handball a try, please reach out to us. We have a lot of great connections with the USA National Team and are looking for young athletes!” Orr said.

Practices will run from 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Thompson Rec Center in the Short North, and will be held every Friday after that. 

Orr clarified that there is not currently a club at Capital, but he is working towards starting one so that practices can be held here. For more info, contact jd.orr@gltha.org.

Cosplay Club

To start a student organization you need an idea, an advisor, a leader, and members.
Photo submitted by Abbey Rutschilling.

Derived from the words “costume play,” cosplaying is when someone dresses up as a character from a creative work, whether it be a book, movie, or TV show. 

The club first got started by senior Laura Starcher and friends when they wanted a place to work on designing cosplays. 

The club meets at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Friday in Huber-Spielman, room 132. For more information, reach out to lstarcher@capital.edu.

Starting Your Own Organization

Abbey Rutschilling, program coordinator for Student and Community Engagement, talked about what it takes for someone to create an organization of their own.

Want to start a student org? Come say hi Abbey Rutschilling, the staff member who can help.

“We make it simple for our students here at Cap,” Rutschilling said. “Our requirements are 10 members, an on-campus faculty or staff advisor, and a Constitution.”

A Constitution template will be provided by the SCE office. 

After meeting those three requirements, a student has to complete a registration form and everything will be good to go.

For more info, contact arutschilling4@capital.edu.

  • Robert Cumberlander is a staff reporter for The Chimes and a sophomore at Capital University, majoring in Film and Media Production with a minor in Entrepreneurship.

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