Many majors on campus have clubs that exist alongside the program and the psychology club is no exception. The psychology club is an organization that strives to reach out to any student that may have an interest in psychology, regardless of what that student is majoring in. They have meetings every other week and discuss all of the ways the club can be involved with on campus activities in the coming weeks.
“Everyone is welcome, and we encourage everyone to join,” said Karsyn Eller, psychology club president. “Our meetings usually consist of ways we can take part in campus activities, research and community service opportunities, and discussing speakers we would like to bring to campus.”
Each year there are several different volunteer opportunities for students and organizations to participate in. Hannah Sweeny, psychology club secretary, loves the many different ways that these events allow students to give back to the community.
“We try to stay involved in campus-wide events such as homecoming and The Big Event, said Sweeny. “We also often participate as a group for some local volunteer opportunities.”
Currently, the psychology club is doing its best to increase its presence on campus in a number of ways. Cassidy Jordan, psychology club vice president, has been brainstorming the many different ways the club can grow in size and scope within the year.
“We are hoping to advertise a little more this year,” said Jordan. “We are going to be posting some flyers, planning on having a bake sale and handing out information… and we also have social media accounts. We have a Facebook page, which is NSU Psychology Club, and we are working on getting an Instagram going.”
The psychology club brings different speakers to campus as often as they can to show students both the fun and academic side of the study of psychology. Last semester, they invited registered play therapist, Lisa Morell Dawson, who not only spoke about her career but also provided interactive activities related to her profession for students to enjoy. The club is planning on bringing another speaker to campus this year.
“This year, the psychology club is working on bringing a speaker from the ‘Heart On My Sleeve Movement’ to NSU to help bring an end to the stigma surrounding mental health,” said Sweeny.
Psychology club meetings take place every other Wednesday at 5 p.m. Haskell Hall, room 116. The next meeting will be on Oct. 9.
For more information, email Eller at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow them on Facebook at NSU Psychology Club.