Club Eager To Reject Kids They Just Recruited At Involvement Fair
MIDDLE CAMPUS — Hundreds of student organizations took to Stokes Lawn on Friday, eager to recruit hordes of freshmen whose ambitions they could crush. The lineup included dance groups like Sexual Chocolate, service organizations such as 4Boston, and leadership clubs like the Rookie Leadership Program (RLP). Sarah Sivian, RLP Outreach Coordinator and MCAS ‘19, talked to The Classic about the joyful madness of the fair.
“It’s my favorite day of the year!” exclaimed Sivian. “We get up and spend the day showing freshmen the best that BC has to offer. We make posters, hand out flyers, and raise the hopes of these doe-eyed children for a couple days before we dash their dreams without a second glance.”
According to the group’s quarter sheet, RLP is a year-long program that takes great pride in its service opportunities, community building, and ruthless elitism. But once the RLP Listserv is filled, the exciting work for the club really begins.
“We’re excited to welcome a new class of members to our program,” explained Will Truckfoot, President of RLP and MCAS ‘19, “But even more excited to show the 75 students we cut just how selective and exclusive we are.”
The selection process involves an original interest form, followed by a short supplemental essay, a short first round interview, and a final group interview. This process is both long enough for potential members to demonstrate interest and extensive enough for clubs to give a thoroughly convincing false sense of hope.
“At the end of the day, it’s all about the people,” said Truckfoot. “Most of them are expendable.”
At press time, RLP had sent out second-round emails to a strong group of its member’s siblings, freshmen from the founder’s hometown, and students who hadn’t spent any time near the Club Lacrosse table.