Over 300 Trinity students attended the meet and greet hosted by the Association of Student Representatives yesterday evening at Big Bobâ€™s Burgers.
ASR held the event in an effort to extend their campus visibility.
President Justin Adler and other members of ASR spent the evening walking around and talking to attendees in hopes of answering any potential questions students might have had.
Adler hopes that last nightâ€™s event will make students more comfortable taking their concerns to senators on campus.
â€œWe wanted to get the word out about ASR,â€ Adler said. â€œIf people see me walking around campus, I want students to be comfortable approaching me or any of the senators.â€
The event was Â advertised on Facebook, in the LeeRoy daily bulletin and, most recently, in an email Adler sent to the student body yesterday morning.
Senior Hillary King heard about the event from Adlerâ€™s email.
â€œI saw Justinâ€™s email and was interested in the free food,â€ King said.
ASRâ€™s success even exceeded its own expectations.
â€œI wasnâ€™t expecting such a big turnout. Weâ€™re really happy with it,â€ said sophomore senator Mikaela McDonald.
Adler credited much of the eventâ€™s popularity to successful advertising, but also thought that the efforts made by ASRâ€™s special events coordinator, Nefi Rodriguez, added to the dinnerâ€™s massive turnout.
Rodriguez contacted Big Bobâ€™s to set up the dinner, and also struck the deal that gave all student attendants a free burger, order of fries and drink. Â Rodriguez and Big Bobâ€™s have already started talking about the possibility of Big Bobâ€™s providing food at Trinity tailgate events.
As for the future of student government functions, Adler and the rest of ASR plan to host similar events throughout the semester.