The Dare to Care Fair, organized by the Kappa Delta sorority and the ETSU Counseling Center, brought together many student organizations to promote campus activity and thought Tuesday on the Cave’s patio as part of ETSU Civility Week.
“All organizations were invited, and we wanted to show that all of these organizations care about students’ health and well-being,” said Jessica Martin, a member of Kappa Delta who helped organize the event.
The theme of the event was “dare to,” and each organization with a booth had a different dare for students to accomplish to get the ETSU campus thinking about different things that make impacts on the lives of other students on campus.
For example, the ETSU Department of Sustainability dared students to be green, providing students with ways to reduce waste or electricity use one day a week.
The University Advisement Center dared students to say thank you to university faculty. They provided thank you notes that would be delivered to professors on campus.
“Saying thank you is important,” said Cassie Johnson from the University Advisement Center. “I don’t think enough people say thank you, especially to professors.”
The ETSU Office of Community Service Programs had a booth daring students to get involved with various service programs. They were looking for students to volunteer for the final two remaining service opportunities this semester.
First, on April 9, the final Service Saturday event of the semester will take place. After meeting at the Cave Patio, volunteers will spread out to volunteer at different non-profits in the Johnson City community. Volunteers are also needed for an upcoming Red Cross blood drive on April 11 and 12.
The general mood at the event was positive, with organizers commenting that they felt like they successfully reached a lot of students.
“I have definitely given away a lot of shirts,” Martin said.