How you can get involved with SCOPE on campus


Photo courtesy of SCOPE.

Members of SCOPE on stage during Homecoming, West Haven.

Saige Batza, Student Life Editor

The Student Committee of Programming Events (SCOPE), is a student-led organization that includes five committees: Public Relations, Entertainment, Novelty and Variety, Charger Excursions and Spirit and Traditions. The SCOPE team also hosts annual events, including an Inflatable Fun Fest, Comedy Week, a homecoming concert and more.

SCOPE president and forensic science major Cassondra Runko said that the SCOPE team has plenty of fun events to look forward to in the upcoming month, such as a trip to the Aquarium, make your own scrapbook, Film Week, Family Feud and their spring week reveal party.

Cristina Francisco, a music industry major, is the vice president of finance for SCOPE. She works alongside Genesis Feliciano, a criminal justice major and the vice president of operations. Francisco and Feliciano encourage students to attend SCOPE’s general meetings, which are held at 7 p.m. on Mondays in Bergami Classroom 203.

“We are always looking for event suggestions and prize suggestions. We plan for you,” Runko said.

“I think for all of us, we love seeing a good turn out to our events,” Feliciano said about the most rewarding aspect of her job. “Our directors plan their events 2 months in advance, so seeing happy faces after all of the work that was put in is truly a reward. I think it’s also having the satisfaction of knowing that people are having fun and are genuinely enjoying themselves. We also like that all of us can gain experience and skills that are transferable outside the organizations.”

Feliciano said that the SCOPE team enjoys engaging with new students on campus. “I’d like to think we are pretty knowledgeable and we are more than willing to guide and support new students as much as we can,” she said. “During our general meetings aside from scope we go over things like tips for registration, tips on planning events, etc. We try to be a resource for all students.”

Providing a message for incoming SCOPE members, she said, “I think the best advice we can give is to become a general member. You can see the process and be hands-on at the same time without the responsibility of planning and executing events. If it’s something that interests you, then students can apply to become directors! Scope is tons of fun, but requires a lot of work. I have to thank our team because they often don’t get the credit and praise they deserve.”

All students are encouraged to participate in upcoming SCOPE events. For more information, send questions to [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected] Students can also follow the group’s Instagram @newhavenscope. SCOPE-related events are also listed on Charger Connection.