Christopher Newport is an incredibly active campus. It seems everyone is always doing something. The students love to engage, and no place showcases this better than the David Student Union (or, DSU). On most days, walking through the DSU, you’ll see rows of tables and booths. Organizations request these spaces to help encourage the CNU community to get involved.
For example, the Red Cross Club set up a booth to raise awareness for blood donations, the Marching Band had a table and had a bake sale, and the list goes on and on. It’s important to note that not every booth/table wants donations. Some just want your time, or for you to learn about their organization. It’s difficult to not stop and say hello to at least one or two. Plus, you just might get some free stuff, like a T-shirt or a water bottle.
I’ve been fortunate enough to be on both sides of the table. As a member of the SPCA Club, I sat behind a table to sell cookies to raise funds for our local SPCA. In addition, I also got the chance to sit behind a table for Student Assembly. We collected student surveys for a new Creative Classes initiative. There are so many opportunities at CNU, and to find them, one doesn’t need to look much further than a quick visit to the Captain’s Locker or Regattas Dining Hall in the DSU.