At Kyungnam University (KU), there are various clubs that allow students to engage in diverse activities based on their hobbies and interests. Club activities play a significant role in personal growth and community building outside of academics, and many students are actively participating in their own clubs. In this article, let's look at the various clubs at KU. KU has 32 central clubs for various fields. These fields include performance, culture, volunteering, religion, sports, and academics. Students can participate in numerous activities based on their interests and preferences. Unfortunately, some clubs may have already completed their recruitment process, but there are also clubs that accept new members throughout the year, so don't worry! Now, let's look at two representative clubs!
RCY (Red Cross Youth) is a club that I would like to introduce to those who are interested in volunteering or need to fulfill their required volunteer hours. Here, you can participate in a variety of volunteer activities such as visiting 14 schools in South Gyeongsang Province, going to blood donation centers, and doing educational volunteering, etc. If you want to volunteer autonomously, this would be a great club to look into.
CAFM stands for Campus Association For Music, where students can enjoy every music genre including rock, pop, and K-pop. The club participates in on-campus events such as the school festival as well as off-campus activities such as busking and competitions. If you have an interest in playing musical instruments or singing, you should check out CAFM! Interview with Lee Jae-won, President of the 39th Nice Club Union Q1 What does the Club Union do? A As the name suggests, the Club Union is a self-governing organization created by all the central clubs at KU to provide a better environment for students to enjoy their university 10 Information on KU Admission
Interview with Lee Jae-won, President of the 39th Nice Club Union
Q1. What does the Club Union do?
A. As the name suggests, the Club Union is a self-governing organization created by all the central clubs at KU to provide a better environment for students to enjoy their university
life through their clubs. Our tasks are organizing club union events, fulfilling promises made for the benefit of central clubs, and even activating new clubs to make the clubs in KU the center of university culture.
Q2 What are the plans and strategies to activate clubs after the COVID-19 outbreak?
A. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many clubs were unable to recruit new members, and even if they recruited new members through social media, face-to-face activities were difficult to be carried out. As a result, many clubs experienced a situation where newly recruited members left soon after joining. As the Nice Club Union celebrates its 39th year, we have reorganized our existing operational system, which supports and manages clubs based on their activity fields. We have established a new standard for classifying the number of members based on the level of club activation. Through this new system, we plan to provide support to clubs to enable them to engage in the various activities more lively and to strive to make 2023 a memorable year for all clubs.
Q3 What is the most active club and how is it operated?
A. Currently, the most active clubs are D.I.F (Dance), CAFM (Popular Music), Challenger (Rock Band), Smash (Badminton), Emon (e-sports), and RCY (Volunteer). They focus on fostering a sense of attachment and passion towards their clubs by teaching and sharing knowledge about their respective areas of interest, which results in members staying for longer periods of time. It seems that these committed members play a pivotal role in driving the club's activation.
Q4 Do you have any words for the students?
A. Hello, I am Lee Jae-won, the president of the 39th Nice Club Union at Kyungnam University. The World Health Organization declared the end to the global emergency status for COVID-19 on May 5 more than three years after its outbreak. My heart is beating with joy as we can see our restricted daily lives and university life normalizing. I have been joining clubs for four years, from the freshman class of 2019 until now in 2023. The clubs have suffered a lot regarding the recruitment and maintenance of the members since the COVID-19 outbreak. I will try my best to help each club to be revitalized through various events, which have not been held for more than three years. I hope that even students who are not members of clubs will have an interest in a club and make precious memories during their university lives. Until the day when all our fellow students stand up and shout "Nice!" to us, just like our slogan, we will continue to work hard.