Student organizations were able to display their achievements in the Organization Showcase in the Student Center Ballroom Tuesday evening.
The showcase was hosted by the Office of Student Involvement.
“What [Organization Showcase] was initially designed for was to highlight our general student organization population, so this could be honor societies to things like engineering,” said Office of Student Involvement advisor Cameron Eaves. “What I found was these organizations were receiving a lot of rewards and competing and doing all these things on behalf of Auburn, but they didn’t really have a platform to kind of present their awards and things.”
Several administrators and faculty came to the event to speak to organization leaders and see their presentations.
“Now, it has turned into almost a networking event as well,” Eaves said. “[Student Organizations] will present, and then they will also have time to network with administrators and faculty and their colleges.”
This year, 15 organizations set up tables in the ballroom with everything from battle robots to teeth costumes on display.
“We want to get ourselves out there, get more members. As of now, we have 65 members, but we can get more, and [the Organization Showcase] is a great way to promote our organization,” said Bryna Martinez, junior in chemistry.
Martinez is a pre-dental student and the president of Auburn’s Tooth Fairy Club.
“It’s not really a recruiting type for their organization, it’s really just to brag
Organizations were messaged about the event through AU Involve, and any group could apply by describing their achievements and future plans. Eaves said this year only 15 organizations applied, but she is hoping the event will continue to grow over time.
“I think that student organizations don’t always get represented as much,” said Office of Student Involvement advisor Gracie Lester. “I think they’re really loving being able to show all the great work they do for Auburn.”