By Jade Jacobo
Blog Content Contributor
With summer coming to an end, the upcoming school semester is right around the corner! Each semester brings new opportunities to participate and become more involved in the many different clubs and organizations that Texas State has to offer.
On-campus organizations can range from casual hangouts to more in-depth organizations that focus on educating and helping their members. Here is a list of some organizations that are worth looking into!
The first organization that I would like to highlight is the Advocacy for Neurodivergence at Texas State, or A.N.T.S. This organization is led by Madeline Child, and they (with the help of their officers) aim to provide their members with a deeper understanding of numerous learning disabilities and different mental illnesses.
They provide a safe space for people experiencing these disabilities, as well as a space for people that want to provide their warmth and support. A.N.T.S. meet on Tuesdays in the LBJ Student Center. Their first meeting will be held on August 29! Check out their Instagram page for more details on upcoming events and meeting times.
The second organization is perfect for all people that are interested in and passionate about Japanese animation, more commonly known as anime. The Anime Lovers is led by Jasmine Salinas-Dominguez, and they aim to create a relaxed environment for students to have fun and network.
The organization meets on Mondays and Wednesdays in the LBJ Student Center, with each meeting being slightly over an hour. Dominguez shared that Monday meetings are usually aimed toward game nights and/or team-building activities. Members of the organization also vote on what anime they will be watching and discussing on Wednesday’s meetings. The first meeting will be held on August 21, and make sure to follow their Instagram to stay up-to-date!
The Texas State Sirens are determined to create a safe community that allows women to feel secure and supported. The Sirens have biweekly meetings in the LBJ Student Center, room 3.14. They are very understanding that their meetings may not align with members school and/or work schedule, so they do what they can to accommodate all members.
The Sirens also host one event, which can range from game nights to community service, per month. In order to become an official member, interested students are required to attend at least one meeting per month and two events per semester. Follow the Texas State Sirens on Instagram for more information about upcoming meetings.
Creative Cats creates a space for students to de-stress through artistic expression. Creative Cats allows students to learn new techniques from one another, as well as engage in different projects and community events.
The organization meets biweekly on Thursdays in the LBJ Student Center, room 3-7.1. The semester fee is $20 and that covers all necessary art supplies. Follow Creative Cats on Instagram for more details.
Texas State has so many different organizations to choose from that students are guaranteed to find something that suits their interests. Texas State will be hosting two separate organization fairs in LBJ on August 17 and 30.
Written by: Preethi Mangadu