By: ALICIA FLORES
The Psi Chi Honor Society, History Club, Sociology Club, Psychology Club and Student Economic Forum are partnering to host a free, multi-topic trivia night from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 12 in the University Grill.
“Teams can be made up of three to five people,” said Charlie Jackson, spokesperson for Psi Chi Honor Society. “This event is open to anyone. You are welcome to bring a non-IU student with, but we do ask that you pre-register them. Professors are also making teams so you will be able to compete with your professors.”
There will be different categories of trivia, and there is no limit to how many teams a department has.
“We are trying to encourage campus involvement,” said Jackson. “This is our first year hosting this. We want to get the word out so students can hear about our clubs. We would like to make this an annual event depending on how this one goes.”
“So far we have approximately 65 students signed up to compete. This includes students who have registered individually and those who signed up as teams. As for professors, we have professor teams from psychology, sociology, history, english, anthropology, political science, the library, and professors from first year seminar courses. These professor teams have between three and five members competing from their departments. We also have campus clubs participating including sororities, psychology club, history club and sociology club,” said Esman Alkotob, Psi Chi Honor Society president.
Psi Chi Honor Society is an academic international honor society for psychology majors and minors. Psi Chi and the other host clubs will provide information on how to get involved at the event.
“My intention for this whole event is to spread the word about our honor society, Psi Chi. Currently, we are not known on campus. So we wanted to change that by creating an event that involved the whole campus,” said Alkotob.
Psi Chi Honor Society has been tabling in Wiekamp Hall and the Student Activities Center to get students registered for the event.
“I thought it would be fun to have a Trivia Night against professors. So I and my fellow officers approached many departments to gather professors,” said Alkotob. “Each professor I spoke with seemed enthusiastic and was willing to spread the word about our event to promote campus involvement. Not only this, but some professors also agreed to offer extra credit if students attended, including the first-year seminar courses. We are also giving prizes and providing pizza and pop so this event should be fun for everyone.”