On Thursday, March 31, UH Maui’s Student Activities Council (SAC) put on “Splash Bash,” an opportunity for students to slip, slide and swing to the music of DJs Bo Vice, CRVZ, and Robe.
Pierre Parranto, former president and current member of SAC, along with the entire council team put on this event thanks to your student fees (yes–you pay for this!) and donations from Coca-Cola. Students had the opportunity to partake in bouncing boxing matches, a slip-and-slide down the Great Lawn and face-painting, among other various activities.
“We’re trying new things,” Parranto said. “SAC is involved in making sure you have a great campus experience.”
Parranto further elaborated by explaining SAC’s mission to provide the same opportunities that would be available if students attended a large university campus. SAC, however, aims for big campus opportunities with a small campus budget. Because of a drop in enrollment, SAC’s funding has dropped from $80,000 per semester to less than $20,000 per semester.
The decrease in budget, however, has not hindered SAC’s hard work and ability to pull off “big campus” events. Their Valentine’s Day dance brought out approximately 300 people, and the Glow Party last semester did the same, all events receiving positive feedback. Their highly anticipated Earth Day event is right around the corner, too, and the SAC is pulling it off with only a $1,000 budget! Needless to say, they know how to get a bang for our buck.
“This was a great community effort,” said Sam Peralta, UH Maui student. He has attended several SAC events and has never been disappointed, and says he admires the hard work of SAC and all the student-run organizations on UH Maui’s campus.
For more information regarding the SAC and future events, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StudentActivitiesCouncilUHMaui.