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Fall 2011 Campus Life Night. This semester will host a Campus Llife 2.0

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GVL Archive Fall 2011 Campus Life Night. This semester will host a Campus Llife 2.0

Kendal Pektas

Campus Life 2.0 is a free event for all GVSU students that will showcase more than 100 organizations. The event will take place Friday at Kirkhof Center from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be followed by a free performance by comedian John Cassidy.

“The purpose is to give students a chance to be shown the different things on campus that they can get involved in,” said Shane Lesniak, freshman and Laker Weekends member. “It is a good way for students to come out, look at everything that is available to them and learn more about the opportunities they have to get involved.”

For years, Campus Night Life, which takes place in the fall, has been the only major event to provide students with various opportunities to get information on the universities’ 316 registered organizations and meet their members before committing to meetings. Now, Campus Life 2.0 has been created for students who missed out on last semester’s fall event and wish to become more involved on campus.

“Data shows that a student who gets involved with the community has a higher likelihood of graduating,” said Tom Coy, assistant director of student life at GVSU. “Therefore, we provide them a second opportunity to connect with clubs and organizations.”

During the fall semester, the Office of Student Life sponsors Campus Life Night. Campus Life 2.0, however, is sponsored by Laker Weekends, according to the GVSU website.

“Many freshmen students decide not to join or get involved with a student organization in the fall semester,” Coy said. “Many students wait to see how they will perform academically, prior to getting involved with a club or organization.”

Although the event is geared more toward freshman, all students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

“Students come to the event and are given the opportunity to connect with all the student organizations,” Coy said. “They are given the chance to exchange information with those they are interested in.”

In addition to campus organizations, Campus 2.0 will also provide giveaways, freebies and numerous raffles on-site as well. Attendants will also be able to find housing options for next year.

Students do not need to sign up in order to attend. Because the event is being held in conjunction with Housing and Residence Life, many communities and resident assistants are bringing their residents with them.

“Whether a student is interested in a club sport team, writing for the Lanthorn, an academic related club, a service and advocacy or a Greek organization, this is a great chance to meet new friends,” Coy said.

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