By Carmichael Doan, Kapiʻo Staff Writer
Entering the final month of the Fall 2014 semester, Kapiʻolani Community College’s Board of Student Activity (BOSA) continues to stage events to promote student involvement in campus life and to give students a healthy and social outlet from the rigors of study.
“KCC’s BOSA serves to offer assistance to clubs and students by using our knowledge and resources as a network for everyone,” said BOSA chair Kyle Rubin. “We want to give back to the students to offer fun and creative events for everyone to participate in.”
BOSA is a chartered student organizations composed of a nine-member board of students, faculty and staff members. BOSA creates the budget for the Office of Student Activities and works in cooperation with the OSA to provide services, activities and events for the campus community.
The board recently promoted a successful Halloween social, complete with a live disc jockey, costume competition and catering by the culinary department.
Other events aimed at encourage student body to build connections include the registered independent organization (RIO) field day and the upcoming Ice Cream Social.
Board members collaborate with various other campus organizations such as the Sustainability Team, music department, and Otaku Club to ensure that there are many outlets and avenues for people to get informed and involved in aspects of college life that they might not otherwise encounter.
Rubin said the RIO field day, which took place on Nov. 3, was a good example of an event that allowed students to learn about different club on campus. The event featured friendly competition between clubs based at KCC.
The Ice Cream Social on Nov. 5 is intended to provide a relaxing and enjoyable moment of relief before this semester’s testing period begins to gear up. That event will take place on the Great Lawn between 12:15 and 1:30 p.m.
“We are trying to give back to the students, because a lot of the time they are so busy with school, we want to just give them a moment to relax and have fun.” Rubin said, “We are trying to change the mindset of students who are normally on campus just for class. We are trying to get students connected and to expose them to a community of peers.”
Students can find more information on upcoming events at the official BOSA Instagram page, @KCCBOSA, on the OSA Calendar on the KCC website, or by contacting Kyle Rubin at firstname.lastname@example.org.