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Pantherpalooza provides opportunities for students

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Assistant Photo Editor

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Finding where you belong in a college setting can be unsettling to students, but Pantherpalooza helps bring the different Registered Student Organizations together.

Pantherpalooza has been an annual event at Eastern for over 15 years and consistently provides students a chance to explore what organizations they want to get involved in.

Branching out across the South Quad, each RSO has its own booth with information on what the club has to offer.

Student Government vice president for student affairs Derek Pierce said Pantherpalooza has been a showcase for RSOs for over a decade.

“It’s a great networking tool for like-minded individuals,” Pierce said.

Hailey Tellier, student speaker of the senate, said it also gives RSOs a chance to recruit students and promote themselves.

“Pantherpalooza runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., which is long enough that everybody has an opportunity to get out there,” Tellier said. “The entire place is packed.”

According to Student Body President Catie Witt, there were over 100 groups last year.

“New students can see organizations that can meet their interests,” Tellier said. “It’s really great for new students to be able to know what they can get involved in.”

Olivia Swenson-Hultz can be reached at 581-2812 or omswensonhultz@eiu.edu

 

 

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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.
Pantherpalooza provides opportunities for students