The Greyhound Rotaract Club (a new RSO focused on volunteering in the Indianapolis community) launched in April 2019 and has already had its first service activity. The club hosted a successful dinner and game night for the residents of Partners in Housing’s Gladstone Apartment and had so much fun! We asked faculty advisor Jillian Lain a few questions about the club:
Q: How can students get involved?
A: Reach out to the President at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also plan to be involved in the Resident Student Organization (RSO) Fair during Welcome Week in the Fall. The group will start back up with service projects in the Fall.
Q: Why are you excited to bring this new club to UIndy’s campus? How will it benefit the Greyhound community and the broader community?
A: It’s exciting to bring this club to campus because not only is it the first time UIndy has had a Rotaract club, but it’s also the first and only one at an Indianapolis university. The Downtown Rotary Club members have been very supportive and excited to get involved with the students as well because this has been the first opportunity for many to do so. Rotarians plan to help support our service projects and volunteer their time in partnership with the club in the 2019/2020 school year.
Q: Anything else you want to add about the Rotaract Club?
A: Because of the nature of our service projects, students will not only get service hours and volunteer experience giving back to the community, but they will get to work directly with local non-profit organization staffers to coordinate activities to help build their professional network. Often these volunteer opportunities lead to employment after college. Additionally, because of the club’s connection with Rotary, club members will also get a chance to connect with Rotary members who are leaders in the community, many of which are outside of the non-profit organizations that we will be serving. There are huge opportunities to network professionally through service projects, and with local business leaders because of the connection to Rotary.