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Polynesian Student Union hopes to recruit new members at luau

March 29th, 2015 Posted in Opinion

By Sawyer Hemsley
Get Involved USU

For the first time, incoming freshmen will be included in the annual Polynesian Student Union luau at Utah State University.

The school-wide event will be held in the Taggart Student Center Ballroom starting at 7 p.m. on April 13 during the university’s A-Week. PSU is aiming to recruit freshmen during the luau to increase future membership.

“Freshmen recruits are very important in order for the club to continue to grow,” said Karen Caballero, a freshman member of the union. “They typically have the desire to be involved and be part of something bigger when they enter college.”

Vaofua Mauigoa, the president of the PSU, hopes hosting high school students at the event will give them a better idea of the opportunities offered to Polynesians on the college level.

“They have fresh ideas and bring more talent and abilities to the club,” Mauigoa said.

University students are encouraged to attend to experience a variety of cultural food and performances. The event will focus on educating students on the Polynesian culture and involvement opportunities within the union.

“Many students think you have to be Polynesian to be part of the organization, but really anyone can become a member and learn more about our diverse culture,” Caballero said.

To learn more about PSU and involvement opportunities visit http://www.usu.edu/accesscenter/multiculture/psu.cfm.

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