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Will we CU first years on Campus Union?

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Campus Union cabinet for the 2022-2023 school year being sworn in, in Leonard Auditorium. First-year students will have the chance to run for office during the fall semester. Photo by Anna Lee Hoffman.

Wofford students often come into their first year from a heavily involved high school experience.

As a continuation of involvement, these new students might be wondering how to get connected to various clubs and organizations on Wofford’s campus. The major channel to which many clubs and organizations branch off of is Campus Union, Wofford’s student body government.

Campus Union is responsible for the allocation of funding and chartering of all other student organizations on campus. The organization itself contains a few committees specializing in different areas of student life development.

Campus Union contains seven different committees: the campus relations committee; diversity, inclusion and anti-racism committee; facility and sustainability affairs committee; financial affairs committee; wellness and safety committee; Wofford activities council; Wofford athletics and recreation committee; and Wofford live committee.

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Any student is able to join these committees, regardless of whether or not they have been elected to the Campus Union assembly. To join these committees, students can contact those that are serving as chairs for the respective committees this academic year.

In addition to serving on a committee, students can serve as delegates on the Campus Union assembly.

Each class has six delegates, with an additional six being at-large delegates.

Current Campus Union Secretary, Simrin Channa ‘25, began her first year at Wofford a year ago. Channa is an intended finance major from Boiling Springs, South Carolina who wants to work in the field of healthcare administration.

Channa served on Campus Union last academic year as a first year delegate. As a high school student, Channa participated in student council all four years, giving her the knowledge to plan and organize for her student body.

Unlike high school student government, Channa believes that Campus Union has abundant resources and connections to provide the organization what it needs to execute proposals for the good of the student body.

“You see the fruits of your labor right before your eyes,” Channa said.

Thomas Cuttino ‘23, current Campus Union president, is a government major from Columbia, South Carolina, who wants to work in corporate law. Cuttino believes that Campus Union is an excellent way to get involved on campus and requires no prior experience.

For those first-year students who might consider running to be a first year delegate, Cuttino offers advice to reduce concern.

“Do not let fear be a deterrent to your running for a Campus Union position,” Cuttino said. “Be willing to take chances, be comfortable in who you are, and be confident that your peers will see you through.”

Assembly members and executive officers alike are excited to see first-year students make their impact on Campus Union and the Wofford community as a whole.

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