On September 16, Carleton College YAL held its first annual recruitment drive in Northfield, Minnesota. We had our own table during an outdoor activities fair and used YAL’s Recruitment Kit to provide the necessary hand-outs and materials to sign-up. We attracted students in droves by offering candy and recruited students from a diversity of ideological values.
We recruited a net total of 60 students, with an even split between freshman and other classes. For a very left, 2000 student liberal arts college, we were surprised that so many people had registered for the libertarians club. In the future, we look to doing more recruiting events as they are very effective!