What does it take to get CSUF students to join a club?

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  • Hundreds gather Sept. 5 for Discoverfest, a semiannual roundup of Cal State Fullerton student clubs and organizations. (Photo by Matt Gush/ Cal State Fullerton)

  • Biology major Elizabeth Hernandez signs up for the Chemistry and Biochemistry Club, which helps its members get into research projects on campus and careers in the field. (Photo by Matt Gush/ Cal State Fullerton)

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  • Geology major Brayden Nogata drums up interest in the Nikkei Student Union, which promotes Japanese American culture and political awareness among students and organizes social and community service activities. (Photo by Matt Gush/ Cal State Fullerton)

  • Colorful piñatas adorn the booth of the Latino Journalists of CSUF, which promotes diversity in the news media and prepares members for their dream job. (Photo by Matt Gush/ Cal State Fullerton)

  • Jeenitha Gudevada, center, takes a photo with CSUF mascot Tuffy and her friends. (Photo by Matt Gush/ Cal State Fullerton)

  • Mary Blake, second from right, checks out the booth for the Humanities & Social Sciences Inter-Club Council, which disburses funds from Associated Students Inc. to student-led clubs in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. (Photo by Matt Gush/ Cal State Fullerton)

  • CSUF ROTC member Rebecca Rienzo does a pullup at the ROTC tent. The Titan Battalion, which serves northern Orange County, trains students to become officers in the armed forces and leaders in the business world. (Photo by Matt Gush/ Cal State Fullerton)

  • Funny People Club members Shane Geller, left, and Mina Barsoum invite
    people to join their club. The club is an improv and comedy club where students can learn to be spontaneous, quick-witted and entertaining. (Photo by Matt Gush/ Cal State Fullerton)



Giving Cal State Fullerton students a way to become engaged with their fellow students, get involved in fun and interesting activities, and perhaps hang around campus a little more — these are the goals of Discoverfest.

In reality, it becomes a maelstrom of costumes, color, games, prizes, noise and whatever else it takes to attract passing students.

Sponsored by Student Life & Leadership in partnership with Associated Students Inc., the two-day event showcases the campus’s 350 or so student organizations, including fraternities and sororities, at the beginning of each semester.

For a complete list of clubs, students can visit Titanlink online.

— Wendy Fawthrop