Much of last semester for YAL at The University of Texas at Austin was spent as a modest club of around 15 members who was trying to feel out it's way through a semester to test small-scale activism ideas in preparation for a huge Fall semester. Even after losing a very dedicated officer to The University of Georgia, YAL UT Austin hit the ground running this semester with some absolutely amazing recruitment numbers!
First, the officers went to work employing tons of the Facebook Graph Search method to contact nearly TWO HUNDRED students at The University of Texas at Austin, many of which responded with either their email address, joined the official member group, came to an info session, came to the first meeting, or a combination of all!
Next, we kicked some serious liberty butt at the Student Organization Fair on the Tuesday before school started by getting the contact info of nearly 100 students by heckling the freshman to take our YAL quizlet, being friendly, and utilizing the Nolan Chart to lure the unsuspecting students into realizing how libertarian they were. We had tons of students find out what libertarianism is and if they were libertarian! There were even freshman that sought us out! It was awesome and we had tons of fun doing it.
But, we weren't done yet! The following week, we tabled at