More than a Resume Builder

08 27 2014 student activity fair EC226Today’s blog is from Mercedes Vega, a senior Education major from Surprise, Ariz.

I firmly believe that TU has a club or organization suited for every student on this campus.  If you want to be a part of something, it is so easy to join a group that fits you.  Each year during the first week of school TU hosts an activities fair so students can check out the different clubs and organizations and decide which ones they want to join. And each year I find more groups that pique my interest. Even as a senior, I signed up to get information from three more organizations that I thought sounded like fun and that I had no idea existed until then.

With that being said, if there is something you feel this campus is missing, do not fear!  It is pretty easy to start your own organization on campus.  I would know. My freshman year I was one of six founding members of a non-panhellenic sorority on campus.  (Non-panhellenic just means that our national council is different than the national council of the traditional sororities on campus).

Flash back to this time three years ago. You would have found a small group of girls meeting once a week in the basement of Lottie Jane Mabee Hall.  When everyone showed up there were eleven of us, and we had no idea what we were doing. But we did know we wanted to bring a Christian sorority to TU’s campus.

Our six founding members.

Our six founding members.

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Smiles, Hugs And Engineering

julie and meToday’s blog post is from Brittany J., a junior Mechanical Engineering major from Lee’s Summit, MO.

There are always going to be the things you HAVE to do or SHOULD do, but then there are the things that you GET to do and those are the things that make the world go round.

One of the things that I love doing every week is volunteering at The Little Light House. It brings me joy to see a smile stretch across a child’s face, hope to watch one walk for the first time, and love to scoop one into my arms for a hug. There is no doubt The Little Light House is the highlight of every volunteer’s week for reasons like this, and The University of Tulsa is lucky enough to have a growing relationship with them.

LogoThe Little Light House is technically a preschool for children with special needs, but in reality it is so much more. It is a home for children that live with love, joy, strength and heart in everything they do. They truly have the power to touch any heart that crosses their path. With the help of community volunteers, the full-time staff at the LLH has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those children every day.

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