Saturday was busy.
The Sigma Alpha Iota women’s music fraternity had its fall concert. Mauck and Koon residences had a joint costume party. Delta Sigma Phi fraternity held a Halloween party. Olds Residence’s glow party was also on Saturday evening. Kappa Kappa Gamma and Chi Omega sororities had their date parties that evening. The Suites had scheduled a karaoke night with catering from Saucy Dog’s Barbeque. Because Kappa had reserved the student activities office’s speakers, the Suites had to abandon the musical portion of its event.
“We’ll be watching the schedule next time,” senior Duncan Voyles, Suites house director, said in an email.
Having a variety of options to enjoy is great, especially for a small school like Hillsdale College. There’s something for everyone.
But having too much on one evening can decrease attendance of events, spreading the 1,500 students on campus thin.
There are a limited number of weekends per semester for all of the parties, music concerts, theater performances, and sports events; but clubs, Greek houses, and residence halls should communicate with the student activities office staff to find a good weekend to hold an event, and alert them when they plan on holding an activity.
Student Activities Director Ashlyn Landherr said the office knows about events when students submit information to be included in the email newsletter or reserve equipment.
“We’ve looked into creating a calendar with all of the student activities on campus,” Landherr said. “That’s a goal.”
To make that goal a reality, students should help out the office, send its staff an email, and work to make the most of campus events.