The fall semester here at VIU is moving right along! There have been some great events at the university, with many more coming up. With the beginning of the new semester, comes the beginning of our activities, including student clubs! This year, we have added a new club to the list – the VIU Sports Club! In the past, VIU had a soccer club for students to enjoy and compete in games and tournaments, but this new club expands to include many other sports, and the greatest part, you ask? All students are welcome to join! I had the opportunity to speak with the  President of the Sports Club, Hamdia Mohammed. I wanted to know a bit more about  the club and gather all of the information for students to join.  Hamdia let me know that the members of the club wholeheartedly believe that “many of the most important learning experiences in a college education take place outside the traditional classroom.” She also stated that intercollegiate athletic competition will provide students with the opportunity to create these experiences while also allowing them to compete in sports that they love, and even some that they may not have taken on before.  I asked Hamdia what the mission of the club entails and she stated, “the VIU Sports Club hopes to teach several values to our student body. We want to help students gain an appreciation for the benefits of hard work, motivation, and perseverance in both winning and losing situations; a sense of group loyalty and the ability to work as a team; a feeling of pride in accomplishment through fair and honest means; an appreciation for cultural diversity, human development and continuous learning; and a sense of good sportsmanship and a high level of personal integrity and ethical conduct.” I told her that I thought this was a great mission, and that it seems they are very ambitious as a group. I also poignantly asked ‘what about the fun!?‘ Hamdia didn’t miss a beat, stating that the Sports Club is a place to relax, break away from the day-to-day stress of projects, homework, and exams, and have fun getting to know their peers!

For more information about the VIU Sports Club & to join you can contact one of the following administrators of the club at sports@viu.edu or visit them on facebook!

President: Hamdia M.

Vice President: Surya N.

Public Relations: Tariq A.

Secretary: Tarun Reddy G.

Treasurer: Ahmed O.

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