Rattler Round-up strikes

Organization and club members in attendance at Rattler Round-up. Photo courtesy: Jada Henderson

Efferson Student Union and Activities last week hosted a mandatory event for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University club and organization members. This event took place in the Grand Ballroom.

Attendance for each organization is a requirement to continue being active and hosting events on campus. Several campus club and organization members received information regarding sexual assault, hazing prevention, registering members, volunteer services and more. The clubs and organizations ranged from NOMAS to WANM-FM 90.5, The Flava Station. Several club and organization representatives made an appearance and benefited from the information given at the event.  

Graduate student, Regan Green, represented NOMAS, a club that is making a comeback on campus and represents architectural students in a professional setting. Green discussed the benefits of the mandatory event and what she will pass on to new members.  

“It is important for members to attend this event because we need all this insightful information to run our organization smoothly within FAMU and as an organization,” Green said. “Many of the points this evening were insightful for organization members.”  

Green continued, “As a new member, I learned to be a more impactful member of my organization. I learned a great deal of information that I can pass on to our new members so that they can also excel.”  

Several faculty members attended and spoke at the event highlighting essential information. Edward Kincheon, fraternity and sorority life coordinator, discussed the purpose and importance of the student Rattler Round-Up event.  

“Rattler Round-Up is a university mandate program presented for organizational leadership,” Kincheon said. “We strongly encourage the president or liaison to attend the event so that they hear information concerning Title IX, Hazing Policy, and Laws in the State of Florida. Also, the diversity of inclusion and volunteer coordinator speaks so that they know all the policies that may have changed from last year to this year and on new topics that we must refresh every year. 

Broadcast Journalism student, Stacey René, represented WANM-FM 90.5, The Flava Station, the university radio station. René tackled the importance of the event and what she learned.  

“It is important to be informed and equip your members with the information they need,” René said. “I learned that there is so much that goes into the coordination of organizations and be attentive to iStrike and involve yourself as much as you can for a greater college experience. They do their best to be inclusive for all and provide the best FAMULY experience for each student.”  

Any club or organization members who were unable to make the Rattler Round-Up can find information on iStrike or contact the Office of Student Activities.