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Culture Shock: Clever Clubs

 by Stephanie Berger
 published on Thursday, October 13, 2005


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Acronyms are a helpful way to remember anything from terms for an exam to items on your grocery list. Here are three clubs on campus that have acronyms for names. Maybe they'll help you remember to get involved.

SERVE -- (Students Educating about Rape and Violence Everywhere). SERVE works with Homesafe, the Student Violence Prevention and Advocacy Center in the Student Health Center, to provide education about sexual and relationship violence against men and women.

President Kenny Kruse, a photography and women's studies sophomore, says SERVE is a positive way to prevent something negative. If you go: Meetings arw Mondays at 5:30 p.m. at Homesafe in Student Health Center. Contact: kenneth.kruse@asu.edu.

NATIONS -- (Native Americans Taking Initiative On Success). The more than 40 members of this group strive to unite Native American students on campus and create higher retention rates.

President Melissa Bryant, an aerospace engineering junior, says the club helps the more than 1,200 Native American undergraduates find a social support network. Activities include guest speakers, academic success workshops and community service projects. If you go: Next meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m., Student Services Room 394. Contact: melissa.bryant@asu.edu.

JAIL -- (Justice and Inquiry Into Law). This pre-law club offers speakers from different legal backgrounds and assistance in preparing for the LSAT. President Breanna Fameli, a justice and social inquiry junior, says that she started the club after promises of networking in traditional sororities didn't give her the experience she wanted. If you go: Next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. in COOR 186. Contact: JAILASU@hotmail.com.

Reach the reporter at stephanie.m.berger@asu.edu.



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