SOOTW: Campus Activities Board (CAB)

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What is the name of your organization? Do you go by any nicknames or abbreviations?

Campus Activities Board is most commonly known as CAB.  We provide events and experiences for students and the community.

What is the purpose/mission of your organization?

Mission:  The purpose of CAB is to provide programs which compliment, reflect, and respond to The University of Iowa community.  These programs shall be designed to be educational experiences for those involved in the planning and presentation of programs, as well as, those who participate.

Vision: With energy as our fuel and passion as our guide we will create engaging alcohol alternative events for a dynamic and diverse community. Through collaboration and communication, our events will be welcoming and foster productive relationships.  In doing this, we will strive to create equitable opportunities that encourage personal growth and invested leaders.

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What days/times does your organization typically meet? Do you have any upcoming/recurring events you would like to be made known?

Campus Activities board meets every Monday evening. The exec board meets at 8:00 PM, and the rest of the organization meets at 9:00 PM for about an hour. We have a lot of incredible events coming up soon! CAB hosts Trivia Night on the last Wednesday of every month and Make & Takes the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month; both are in the Hawkeye Room on the Ground Floor of the IMU.  We’re excited to bring back our annual Casino Night on Friday, March 2nd.  Come to the 2nd Floor Ballroom in the IMU to play blackjack, roulette, and more!

Why did you personally get involved with this organization? What makes you passionate about this organization?

“I got involved with this organization my freshman year because I wanted to meet new people and I knew that CAB would give me that opportunity. It was definitely the right decision because I have made some lifelong friends within CAB. I’m passionate about this organization because of the people. Whether it’s the people you meet within the org, at events, or throughout the community everyone is so amazing. I also love getting to plan the events and seeing people enjoy the events you put so much work into is really rewarding. This especially goes for my position because I plan Family Weekend and Senior Week. So getting to see families enjoy a game night activity together or undergrad seniors coming together with their friends to celebrate their last few weeks at Iowa is always a great feeling.”

“I got involved with CAB because I had gone to an event the previous school year and I thought it was really cool(I went to taste of Asia). I am passionate about this organization because there is truly something for everyone, there are so many events to go to, and they are either free or low cost which is really important to have a diverse attendance.”

“I got involved & stay involved with CAB because of the people. As a freshman you come to campus not knowing a lot of people besides your floormates ands friends from high school. Being in CAB has allowed me to meet many great people and even some of my best friends. It is like my miniature support group that I can fall back to whenever I need it.”

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What social media does your organization utilize?

CAB is currently on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter, all with the username uiowacab. Make sure to follow us to keep up to date on all of our events!

If a student is interested in joining this organization, how should they go about it/who should they contact?

Any interested Hawkeyes should feel free to first check out our website  or our OrgSync page for additional information! If you have any  questions regarding being a CAB member, or are particularly interested in the member application process, please be sure to email us at studorg-cabrelations@uiowa.edu.

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