In recent years, several new clubs and organizations have been formed at Trinity. Among the unique and exciting new groups is the Bass Fishing Team.
â€œDuring my senior year of high school, some students started a bass fishing team. I didnâ€™t get to be a part of it, but I thought it was a good idea, and I wanted to make one at Trinity,â€ said founder Craig Burton, first year.
While Trinity has several requirements for new organizations to follow, the university makes sure the guidelines arenâ€™t too difficult for students to abide by.
â€œWe just had our first info session with 11 members. Ten students are needed to start a club sport. Â New clubs donâ€™t get financial support for the first year, so we have to collect dues from fundraising to keep stable right now,â€ Burton said.
So far, students have found the process of creating and running a new organization manageable.
â€œIt was pretty simple to get started. There hasnâ€™t been a lot of paperwork involved. First you meet with someone in student organizations, and theyâ€™re pretty helpful. Then you talk about your idea, and you just see where it goes from there,â€ Burton said.
With a variety of interests found on campus, the possibilities for new organizations are wide. Even if students are uncertain about their ideas for planning a club, they can get help with their interests from the faculty at Trinity.
â€œGo talk with someone in club sports or Student Involvement. It canâ€™t hurt to talk to somebody; even if itâ€™s a vague idea, theyâ€™ll help you develop it,â€ Burton said.
Any student interested in starting a new organization or finding new activities to join is encouraged to reach out to Trinityâ€™s Student Involvement office.