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Annie Cao

3 Ways to Become Involved on Campus

Posted by Annie Cao

College can be scary because it’s the start of a new journey; however, becoming involved on campus can help ease the transition. You’ll make new friends, you’ll be able to network with people within and outside your major, and you’ll learn a lot about your campus and its resources!


Here are some tips:


Join clubs that interest you and/or are related to your major.

Many schools have a week at the beginning of each semester where clubs can recruit new members; for instance, CSULB has over 200 organizations you can join. With that many clubs available, there’s bound to be at least one that fits your preferences. Organizations range from sororities and fraternities, multicultural clubs, intramural sports, volunteering, and clubs that are for specific majors.

Joining clubs that you like can help you make friends with people you might not be able to meet otherwise. In my experience, this helped a lot since I had to move for college and make new friends. Clubs that relate to your major will help you network with faculty and peers in your field. It’s also great for future connections and you might end up liking your major even more.


Go to the events your campus offers (they’re usually free!)

Besides going to the outings that student organizations might offer, campuses have a lot of free events during the day or in the evenings. For example, they might show screenings of a movie and there are always sporting events that are free if you’re a student. Your school might even give out free merchandise.


Take advantage of your school resources.

Many students never really learn about the resources their school offers. However, there are so many resources on campus that are all meant to help students. There’s academic tutoring available to help students, psychological services if you’re feeling stressed and need someone to talk to, and a recreation center for exercising and playing sports. Visiting professors during office hours and meeting with your advisors are also great resources to help you along with school.

So don’t hesitate to get involved on campus and make the most of what college has to offer you!


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