Many students here at Hope College are really involved in not only their academics, but also in many social aspects of school. One important organization I am involved in (and I’m not saying it’s important because I’m in it) is Student Activities Committee, or SAC for short. This organization is a backbone to student life here at Hope, and I can really see that as a director for this organization. It takes a good chunk of my time, but I do it because I absolutely enjoy and love it!
SAC plans events for students practically every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Thursdays, we have a coffeehouse where students can enjoy socializing while student musicians perform. It really produces a smooth and social atmosphere; many students come because they love it so much! On Friday and Saturday, SAC also hosts Films. These movies that we show have not been released on DVD and are out of the theaters. The best part is that they’re cheap!! Other than films on the weekends, we also have a variety of events, such as musicians, performers, activities, and trips. I mean, who wouldn’t want to come to these events!?
One awesome thing my co-director Tara and myself were a part of was a SAC retreat we had just this past weekend. All of SAC went to the “Into the Woods” retreat center located in West Olive, MI. Oh my goodness, it was such a blast in that we got a lot of business work done, and we had plenty of time to form relationships with each other. I’m a supporter of team bonding, and boy did we do some of that! There’s a slideshow below with some of our retreat pictures!! It was just a great experience, and it provided the team with a great baseline for the beginning of the academic year.
I am beyond excited to grow, direct, and learn with SAC this year. The organization itself has a lot of exciting events planned for the school year. If you have any questions regarding about the many student organizations on campus, let me know! If you haven’t already, follow me on TWITTER! Thanks for reading friends!