College Democrats Club

By India Heckstall | February 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

College Democrats Club

The College Democrats Executive Board this past Christmas

One of the most important things a person should do as a freshman is to join a club that is appealing to them. Clubs are a way to meet new people, especially if you are shy like me. When I first came to Campbell, I joined three clubs. At the beginning of every school year, Campbell has a street fair where you can meet active members from a variety of clubs and organizations around campus. The street fair is also a good time to receive free prizes, food, and entertainment.

The club that has had the most impact on me is the College Democrats. Being a political science major, I searched for clubs that pertained to my particular major, and College Democrats stood out to me. I joined College Democrats my sophomore year at Campbell. Campbell is mostly known for having a strong Republican Party Club on campus, but for the past few years, the College Democrats have really had a voice on campus. The two clubs have an annual debate. At this debate, both political parties discuss heated topics in the areas of healthcare, gun control, death penalty, and gay marriage. At the end of the debate, the crowd determines who wins.

College Democrats is not only active on campus, but is also very involved in the community. We volunteered at an animal shelter in Lillington, and we used this service project opportunity to associate with other clubs and organizations on campus. The College Democrats also helped campaign for a variety of political officials during the 2012 elections.  Also during the 2012 elections, College Democrats had numerous tables set up outside of D. Rich and Marshbanks Dining Hall to make sure Campbell students were registered to vote. We held numerous watch parties and political debate parties during the 2012 elections to keep Campbell students informed about the presidential candidates.

The College Democrats Club has come a long way and has definitely made its presence known on campus and in the community. I am proud to be a part of this club and I am sure its success of will continue after I graduate.

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Meet India Heckstall

India Heckstall


Political Science Pre-Law




Wilson, NC

My Story

These past few years have been a wonderful experience here in the Creek. I have made so many new friends, and I have learned a lot about the different places that people have come from. Coming from a very small town, I knew the moment I saw Campbell that it was the place for me. The environment is so loving and welcoming and the interactions you have will last for a lifetime.

I currently have two on-campus jobs. I work with the Campus Ministry Department and assist with Connections, which is a class that all freshmen and sophomores have to take. I also work with the Study Abroad Department and encourage people to explore the world. While working in the Study Abroad Department, I have heard a variety of stories about students’ experiences abroad, and every single student I have come into contact with had an awesome experience. Due to their insight, they have encouraged me to study abroad in the summer of 2014.

Campbell has a variety of activities for students to participate in. I am the community service coordinator for the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-law Fraternity and the treasurer for the College Democrats. There are many other clubs and organizations that students can take part in, based on their interests. The Campus Activity Board hosts numerous events on campus and my favorites are the magic show, comedy shows, and the Saylor Park cook-out.

In my free time, I like to watch my favorite TV show, Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family. I also love shopping, going out to eat, and spending time on Twitter and Pinterest.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions of the blogger on this page are their own. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Campbell University Undergraduate Admissions Office.

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