New Orgs on the Block

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Gabrielle Heyward, The Yard Editor

There’s something for everyone at N.C. A&T with over 168 clubs and orgs for students to join. 

Council of Presidents (COP) hosted the annual org fair for the spring semester in an attempt to get students more involved on campus. 

With the Aggie Airline theme, students visited several locations throughout Deese Ballroom to see different student organizations. 

With new hometown orgs, orgs for different majors and orgs that rival existing ones, here are the top six orgs to look out for this upcoming semester.

Tennessee Aggies

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This new hometown org is excited to put Tennessee on the Aggie map as they meet more students from the state and develop relationships with other hometown orgs. 

Maxximonie McGlothian, president of Tennessee Aggies says this is an amazing opportunity for the small population of students from Tennessee to connect with and support each other.

“I’m just really looking forward to finding our people from Tennessee because it’s pretty small but I know we are out there and I’m excited to meet everybody,” McGlothian said. “So far, we have a general body meeting coming up, but we are looking forward to Tennessee trivia night and eventually a Tennekey ball, focused on honoring Tennessee and its legacy.”

Women in Cybersecurity

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This organization is specifically for women in cybersecurity, who are looking to build their resumes and growth in the field. WiCYS fosters a passion for gender-diverse cybersecurity.

WiCYS is a global community of women that brings talented women together to collaborate, network and mentor women in cybersecurity. President Dena Adams is adamant on helping students on campus establish themselves professionally.

“Women in cybersecurity is a national organization that is here to professionally develop and advance women in the cybersecurity field. We also do lunch and learn, LinkedIn, and workshops. We also are planning to do a cyberdefense competition,” Adams said. 

Political Science Society

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The Political Science Society has been inactive for the past five years due to lack of continuation in leadership but the org is ready for a comeback that will bring awareness to the small department. 

Students who are passionate about political activism, equality and freedom are encouraged to join this organization. President Jordan Lightfoot believes it’s important for students at a HBCU to know their history. 

“Political science and history are important topics to talk about, and how it’s affecting minorities and how we can be the ones to enact change,” Lightfoot said. “On February 9th we have our first town hall and we will discuss membership during the meeting. We are also planning a great debate.”

Aggie Real Estate Society

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The Aggie Real Estate Society was created to serve a need to teach students not only how to perform real estate but also the many forms of the industry by exposing students to all access such as commercial, industrial, real estate investing and property management. 

This organization introduces students to the real estate industry and hopes to promote individuals to land ownership and pursuing generational wealth. President Josh Taylor wants to help students build wealth at a young age. 

“It’s important that we are teaching people who look like us how to create generational wealth and how to practice real estate,” Taylor said. “We have a lot of big plans this semester such as talking to real estate professionals and leaders in the industry and sight sources so students can see the physical things happening.”

Minorities in Sports Next

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Minorities in Sports provides students with the resources and connections necessary to allow them to grow and gain opportunities in the sports business and entertainment industry. 

President Zaria Gabriel wants to help students have a smooth transition into the sports industry. 

“The reason why I wanted to bring Minorities in Sports Next to NC A&T is because there aren’t enough organizations to help African American students get into the industry of the sport business and sports entertainment,” Gabriel said. “If you have any interest in business, marketing, public relations, journalism, mass communication, or in kinesiology, we got you.”

Aggie Creator

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Aggie Creators is a content creation club that produces media, such as social media, skits and films to help students in the field of entertainment. 

Some of the benefits include gaining experience with film making, collaborating with other content creators and providing a space to gain confidence in entertainment. 

Whether you are a script writer, passionate content creator, we want to give students an opportunity to bring their ideas to campus,” Shannon Johnson, Vice President explained. “As soon as our movie is done, we will have an Aggie Movie Night, where we showcase all the hard work that creatives that have joined the club have put in.” 

Visit 1891 Connect to find more information about these organizations and other organizations on campus and follow NCAT COP on Instagram to stay tuned for more events.