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BELLAS, BABES and other bodies

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For the past few years, CSU-Pueblo has seen a steady increase in the number of students on campus, resulting in an addition of six clubs to the university.

BELLAS, formally known as Benefiting the Education of Latinas in Leadership, Academics and Sisterhood, is also a Lambda Theta Nu sorority that focuses on the importance of the strength and culture of Latina women. BELLAS promotes educational excellence and community participation among Latina college women. Information regarding meeting dates, locations and membership dues was unavailable.

Photo courtesy of CSU-Pueblo's website.

Students might have also noticed “BABES” written on various objects throughout campus. What they may not know is that BABES stands for Bold and Beautiful Educated Sisters. This sorority is part of an interest group organization striving to bring Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., to CSU-Pueblo, according to BABES President Sherrea Elliott. 

“Our organization desires to enhance each member’s college experience by building friendships and getting involved in the community,” Elliot said. “We don’t want to wait until we are successful in our careers to make a difference, but we want to make a difference on the way up.”

BABES will be hosting a campus clean-up day, as well as take part in the Homecoming Day Parade for CSU-Pueblo in September. BABES is a membership-based organization and the dues are $40. The BABES sorority is open to any female college student.

Nicky Damania, the director of Student Activities, is also starting two new groups this year, Wolfie’s Mascot Society and Spirit Squad and a glee club.

Wolfie’s Mascot Society and Spirit Squad will be a club of mascots and those responsible for support and promotion of all athletic and social events. Tryouts for the spirit squad are open to any student; however, they are required to keep their association secretive.

The glee club will consist of a group of students who will do various video clips and perform in flash mobs. The club is still in the process of being organized and there is no membership cap. The club is open to any interested student.

For those interested in service projects and helping their community, as well as forming bonds of friendship and leadership, the Kiwanis Club of Pueblo has agreed to sponsor a Circle K International Club on campus

The CKI club is part of an international program through Kiwanis International that promotes service, leadership and fellowship among college students. The CKI club is a student-governed organization that meets weekly to discuss community service opportunities and volunteer work.

This club is also still in the process of being organized at CSU-Pueblo. A tentative meeting date will be Tuesday nights, at 7 p.m., in the ASG Chambers. Membership dues are required, but a dollar amount has not been set.   

“It will be a very busy club, yet full of opportunity,” Circle K’s President Sam Pitchford said.

For those with a taste for politics, Garrison Ortiz is starting a Young Democrats of Pueblo group on campus. This is a political organization formed for those interested in government affairs and the Democratic Party. Information regarding meeting dates, locations and membership dues was unavailable.

The Office of Student Activities has a complete listing on their website of the organizations and groups located on campus. For additional information regarding new clubs on campus, contact Nicky Damania at 719-549-2151 or email him at nicky.damania@colostate-pueblo.edu.