Choosing a New Year’s Resolution can be tough, but we are here to make it easy. Life in college can be stressful, but there are many free resources available to students that build on the education learned in the classroom. Here are 10 simple resolutions for students at Southern Utah University.
- Meet new people - Join one of the 170 clubs and organizations on campus or start your own club. Attend one of the many SUUSA events during Welcome Back Week and throughout the semester.
- Brush up on your study skills - The Gerald R. Sherratt Library gives students access to 350,000 books and 13 study rooms. Student Success Tutoring & Study Lab has tutors available 60 hours a week specializing in 18 different subjects. Use the resources to stay ahead in your classes this spring.
- Have more school spirit - An easy way to show your school spirit is by participating in Red Fridays. Cheer on the T-Birds by attending athletic events, free with valid student ID.
- Become more politically aware - Visit the new Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service during one of its 150 yearly events. Register to vote and learn about the different candidates running for public office.
- Learn more about art, music and culture - Attend productions put on by students in the College of Performing and Visual Arts including: theatre arts, dance, music concerts, and art galleries. Everything is free to students, faculty, and staff with a valid ID.
- Volunteer in the community - The Community Engagement Center offers many opportunities throughout the year for students to volunteer, many of which occur on a weekly basis. Students have the opportunity to participate in Alternative Breaks traveling to destinations like Guatemala or Costa Rica.
- Strengthen your communication skills - If you want that next paper to be stronger, visit one of the 22 tutors in the Writing Center. If you have trouble speaking in front of the class, visit the Speech and Presentation Center.
- Find adventure outside - The Outdoor Center offers cheap gear rental and free guided trips to surrounding national and state parks.
- Get active - If you aren’t quite ready to adventure outdoors, the J.L. Sorenson offers free open recreation to students including: swimming, racquetball, basketball, volleyball, track, and rock climbing.
- Prepare for next year - If you are continuing your education, visit your Student Success Advisor to make sure you are on track to graduation. If you are graduating, visit the Career Center to get help finding a job or to refresh your resume.
As the new year starts, challenge yourself to become a more well-rounded student. The new year is a time for personal reflection and change, which all starts with you. Hopefully this list encourages you to grow while taking advantage of free resources available to students.
Happy 2016 from Southern Utah University and good luck with your New Year’s resolutions!