On Tuesday, September 5th, Northeastern University held its annual Fall Fest, which is part of Welcome Week. Myself and three other officers tabled from 11am-2pm at Fall Fest’s student organization fair. This year was our YAL chapter’s first time participating, since we received official recognition from the University just last spring. We made sure to take advantage of the opportunity to significantly increase our membership, by strategically securing a high-traffic table location and creating eye-catching signs that would incite many first year students to stop by.
Our table included YAL recruitment materials, SFL activism kit contents, and a crockpot full of cosmic brownies that we advertised simply as pot brownies. A few officers from Northeastern University Police Department stopped by our table as soon as they saw the “Free Pot Brownies” sign just to verify that the contents were campus appropriate, which probably brought even more attention to our table.
The Northeastern University College Republicans decided not to table at the event. A few students asked us about NUCR, so we talked to them more about economics and other overlaps in ideology, which allowed us to get the signups that the CRs would have gotten.
Over 160 signups later, we were out of flyers, buttons, stickers, and brownies. Exactly a year ago I was on my own with a clipboard and some pocket constitutions, so I could not be prouder of the successes Young Americans for Liberty at Northeastern University has had so far.
I was so pleasantly surprised to see so many incoming students who were passionate about liberty and limited government, and I am greatly looking forward to hosting our first meeting next week.Published in