September 12, 2019
There’s a community for everyone at ASU, whether you find that through an intramural Battleship team, student government, e-sports, Greek life, community service or any of the more than 1,000 registered student organizations on campus.
And thousands of ASU students got to connect with those communities at Passport to ASU, a one-stop spot to check out the breadth of all the involvement opportunities ASU has to offer, on Aug. 21 at the Student Pavilion, the Memorial Union and the Sun Devil Fitness Complex at ASU’s Tempe campus.
Tyler Brown, a senior double majoring in sports business and accounting with a minor in media analysis, represented the Programming and Activities Board at Passport. He said getting involved with clubs and organizations is the best way for students to pursue their personal and professional passions.
“College is all about pursuing the passions and loves that you have, and getting involved and connected with people who share those passions can really be a life-changing thing,” Brown said.
Susan Webber, a sophomore majoring in neuroscience and philosophy, represented ASU’s chapter of the Lions Club International, a world-wide service organization with more than 100 years of work behind them, at Passport.
Webber talked to ASU students at the event about why getting involved at ASU is so important.
“As college students I think it’s important as a part of your education to also reach out and get to know things that you’re uncomfortable with. Some of us have very comfortable lives, and we haven’t seen that other side of it,” she said. “If you can help, do it.”
Students connected with more than 600 student groups at Passport to ASU. Organizations set up displays organized by topic area, and members were on site to talk to students one on one about what their organization does on campus. Students at Passport explored Greek Life, sports and athletics, social, political, religious, academic, cultural, creative, international, LGBTQIA+, service clubs and dozens of other types of organizations.
If you missed Passport to ASU, don’t worry! You can always still get involved. If you’d like to find a club or organization to join, search for your new favorite ASU club!