While fluttering from class to class in the haze of what’s called college, you’ll need something to keep you busy while you’re not in class or studying. That’s where Cat’s Back comes in. An organizational fair held every school year in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, it’s a chance for new and old Cougars to find an organization to spread their wings and grab some cool prizes along the way.
6. Koozie, magnet, posters
Who: Athletics Department
The Athletics Department and its 17 intercollegiate sports offerings have landed Cougars prestigious awards, a Master’s champion, a NBA MVP and three of the NBA’s Top 50 Greatest Players, to name a few. Competitive students can play basketball or golf, and those who just want to stay fit during the semester can take off to the Rec’s 264,000 square-foot building, which has classes and equipment to keep them moving daily.
5. Yoyo, notebook
The Metropolitan Volunteering Program is a chance for students to give back to the community by focusing on giving aid to areas that need treatment. It’s a worthy way to get volunteer hours and a warm fuzzy feeling inside. From cleaning beaches to feeding the homeless, MVP gives students the chance to help themselves by helping many others.
4. Shopping bags, buttons
Who: Coog Radio
This student-fee funded online radio station gives people an outlet to express themselves in their shows mixed with a variety of music — a great way to introduce an aspect of the broadcasting world.
3. Coffee mugs, More buttons
Powered by the Student Video Network, CoogTV visualizes the current interests of students, ranging from education, sports, news and entertainment. Filled with special features from cooking segments and sports coverage seen on “In the Game,” students learn the media production process from filming to production and delivery, operating on Channel 6.
2. Personalized t-shirt, FANNY PACK, water bottle, hats and umbrella
The Council of Ethnic Organizations provides activities and events where they promote cultural awareness and community diversity. Enriching student life is their mission by educating the students involved of their surroundings and neighbors to one’s own view. It’s only fitting since UH is the second most diverse institution in the nation.
1. Personalized street signs
If you get to experience free movie nights, game-infused activities or seeing your friends try to sing on some open mic night, then you can thank the Student Program Board. They provide enrichment activities, enticing students to get involved in campus life. Members of SPB like to keep it diverse and innovating, so students get to create and run events as they become a part of the community.