The annual Student Activities Fair took place on Linden Lane and in O'Neill Plaza on Friday. We stopped by a few tables and asked:
Why are you involved?
"We think it's really important to share Brazilian culture with everyone here since a lot of people don't really know what it's about. It's also a chance to meet lots of new Brazilian and International students!"
WZBC, Boston College radio station
"We're involved because our parents are Taiwanese. It's a chance for freshmen to experience different cultures on campus and see what it means to be a part of Taiwanese culture."
--Taiwanese Culture Club
"We hope freshmen can conduct with upperclassmen and have a support system while learning about other Chinese cultures since we throw a lot of events with other Asian groups on campus."
--Chinese Culture Club
"We have events that promote Caribbean culture and we hope people learn something new about it. We want to create a community where people can feel at home."
--Caribbean Culture Club
"Liturgy is important to the Christian faith. This is a place that is supportive to those who want to sing at mass but also is a supportive faith community to help maintain your faith in the college environment."
--Liturgy Arts Group
"Arrupe gives you a desire to foster a more loving community on campus and to learn more about global justice and its impact on the world."
--Arrupe International Immersion Program
"BC caters to a diverse group of multi-faith students. We conduct friday prayers and have general meetings where students can learn more about Islam and have an outlet for that."
--Muslim Student Association
"The best part about Fuego is that we like to promote family. We are more than just a dance group. We give freshmen an opportunity to be a part of something bigger with people who will look after them."
--Fuego del Corazon, BC's Latin Dance Group
"Fleabag is America's oldest collegiate improv group. Auditions are fun since it's all about meeting new people and laughing."
--My Mother's Fleabag
"Shovelhead is for people who are looking to do something fun and very different... and to make their biceps look bigger."
--Hello Shovelhead, BC Sketch Comedy group
"We really wanted to create a sisterhood on campus, and we have. We are a group of females having a great time on campus and having fun together."
--FISTS: Females Incorporating Sisterhood Through Step
"We are a hip-hop dance group that is not just a dance team but we create a family lifestyle. We are fairly new and perform for community centers."
--UPrising Dance Crew
Phaymus Dance Company, Boston College dance group
"We all know how daunting it is to be a freshman coming into BC. We believe that everyone has a every right to sing so our auditions are rather laid-back and we hope to create an environment that's conducive to getting assimilated into BC."
--The Bostonians of Boston College, the university's oldest a capella group
Photos by Alex Krowiak/Gavel Media