Social clubs take on social media...
A new school year means new beginnings, and for social clubs on Lipscomb’s campus those new beginning are on social media.
Female social clubs Pi Delta, Delta Sigma, and Phi Sigma have joined various forms of social media in order to promote their clubs.
Pi Delta was the pioneer social club to get on social media by starting an Instagram account. The brains behind the account, a transfer student named Sydney Smartt, said her sorority, Delta Zeta from The University of Alabama, inspired her.
“Lots of sororities from state schools have accounts, and so I figured why not bring them to Lipscomb?” said Smartt. “I think it gives girls who want to pledge a glimpse at what the club is like and what events they do. It’s also a great way to get info out about prospectives and rush.”
Anne Le, Phi Sigma’s historian, had similar reasons for beginning an Instagram account for her club.
“I thought it was a good way to reach out to freshman so they can see events and things we do,” said Le. “And it’s also a place alumni can see what their club is up to.”
The posts on Pi Delta and Phi Sigma’s accounts usually are from club events and contain information on the club’s event calendar.
“I try to post before and after events to make sure people know what’s going on,” said Le.
Delta Sigma is the only social club to have begun a Twitter account. The club tweets pictures and information from events, as well as retweets tweets about the club from various Lipscomb students.
“We started off with a Twitter so that we could get information out about the club,” said Delta Sigma President Carli Stump. “We felt there was more flexibility on Twitter with what we posted, but we are open to starting up an Instagram account as well.”
With the deans of Student Life watching over social clubs carefully, the question comes up of whether the new accounts will violate any rules.
“I think everything that is posted is either informative or shows the character of the club through our events and such, so I don’t see a reason why the deans would shut it down,” said Smartt.
Only time will tell if the social media craze will sweep the rest of the social clubs on campus. Male clubs have yet to join social media.