YAL @ the University of Kentucky recently participated in events at K-Week (a week-long event on campus for freshmen). We set up at four separate events: Campus Ruckus, We Are UK, the Student Involvement Fair, and Fusion. Our chapter picked up a lot of momentum with new sign-ups!
We were getting people involved at Campus Ruckus with the world’s smallest political quiz, while also setting up a game of Debt Pong to educate students about their share of the national debt. Sign-ups were going well until it started pouring rain…
At the Student Involvement Fair, we got a good table location at the corner of the event. This allowed us to reach out to more students than at other K-Week events. The Student Involvement Fair was more inviting to all students because it was set up in a high traffic area of campus during classes. The only downside to this event was that most people who stopped to talk didn’t have much time, because they were on their way to class, so we used brief talking points.
At Fusion, our own Michael Frazier partnered with the UK College of Law, OUTsource, the Honors Program, Students for Liberty, the Rugby Team, GSA, and other groups to volunteer at the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization to give back to our community.
Since K-Week, our chapter has been having regular meetings and planning events. We are looking forward to a great semester!Published in