By Piper Molde
The Grand Rapids Community College Student Alliance held a Town Hall meeting this month to allow student organizations and groups to share their purpose and initiatives on campus. This meeting had representatives from the Native American Student Organization (NASO), Garden Club, Student Life, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), United Campus Christian Fellowship and Intervaristy.
Student Alliance External Affairs Director Aracely Marroquin noted the group’s main goals are to “help out fellow students and get you connected to our campus.”
NASO focuses on spreading awareness about the culture of Native Americans who lived in the Grand Rapids area and healing generational trauma.
PTK is an honors society that has a chapter at GRCC. This organization is focused on
“recognizing and encouraging students academic and professional growth,” according to Morgan Brown, one of the two presidents of the GRCC chapter. PTK also offers thousands of dollars in scholarships a year for students who are involved in the organization.
The Garden Club, Intervarsity and GRCC’s Christian Fellowship were also in attendance.
The Garden club is focused on promoting sustainable urban agriculture and helping students learn how to keep up their own garden.
Intervaristy is an international fellowship of evangelical students focused on Bible study. The current focus of the group is self care, and how self care is promoted and talked about in the Bible. Intervaristy meets in Cook Hall every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Christian Fellowship is concerned with social justice, spiritual resilience and encouraging
students to move forward in their faith journey. President Nancy Janisch was in attendance at the meeting, and informed everyone that their meetings are on Tuesdays at 4 p.m., and they are trying to meet outside, however details were not disclosed on location or meeting times.