This year the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) plans to capture the attention of the student body by offering opportunities to receive numerous raffles, prizes and surprise giveaways through their new Griff Cards.
This new activity ticket was created to enhance the student experience at campus events and draw larger crowds at events as well, Shana Warkentine Meyer, vice president for student affairs said. The card comes with 30 mini Griffon logos on the back that can only be whole punched at Griff Card events. If you are unsure whether the event you are planning on attending is a Griff Card event, all you have to do is look in the upper right hand corner of the flyer that you are attending and there will be a yellow tab specifying that it is indeed a Griff Card event. Members of the CSI will be at each event entrance punching Griff Cards, and once all 30 mini Vriffons are punched, students will be entered into various raffles and be able to receive a multitude of prizes.
Isaiah Collier, assistant dean of student development of the center for student involvement, also spoke about a monthly random surprise for Griff Card holders.
“Monthly at random events that are sponsored with the logo, we will raffle off to students with the card a pair of Snapchat sunglasses,” Collier said
Griff Cards are available exclusively at the entrance of the Student involvement center in Blum Union 207.
The idea of this innovating concept was brought to Collier after experimenting with the idea at a previous institution.
“The idea of the Griff Card was something I did at another institution and thought it would be cool to start here,” Collier said.
As for the interaction and message that the CSI is trying to rely to student body, it seems to be working says Manique Burnett, staffer at the center for student involvement.
“Now that we are offering the Griff Cards, it seems like students are motivated to get the prizes that come with getting the punches. I’ve also seen an increase in students coming in to get the cards as well,” Burnett said.
Plans for the future of the Griff Cards are still uncertain. However, Collier says as long as students are fans, it will continue to be a thing.
“The future plans would be to continue, provided there is a good response from the students,” Collier said.
For more information regarding Griff Cards or anything related, contact the Center for Student involvement at (816) 271-4159 or in Blum 207, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.