It’s no secret that student life on a college campus is more than attending classes, studying for tests, and catching up on sleep. It is also about creating an experience that is unique to you. The best way to maximize your student life is to get involved and join a club or organization, which can open up a world of benefits to students like leadership opportunities, chances to try new things, and new friendships.
“Clubs give students the opportunity to surround themselves with like-minded people and give them a community where they feel included,” said Southern Utah University Student Association Vice President of Clubs Jon Baker.
According to Tyler Anderson, assistant director of Student Involvement and Leadership at Southern Utah University, students can’t make a difference on their campuses by “sitting on the sidelines and watching.” College is about pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, learning something new and making friends. Getting involved in a club helps you “maximize your college experience.”
After chatting with Baker and Anderson, here are 3 major reasons why you should get involved on campus:
1. Make Friends and Connections.
Joining a club is the perfect way to make new friends. You will be surrounded by people who share the same interests as you which means you will make instant connections. The people that you meet in these organizations will become your closest friends and your biggest fans. You won’t have to go through college feeling alone being surrounded by those that care for you.
2. Leadership Experience.
By joining a club, you open yourself up to new leadership opportunities. Club members plan events, promote the group and lead committees. You will develop communication, problem solving, and team building skills. You will work in an environment where you will often receive advice and also asked to give your own.
3. Create Long Lasting Memories.
Sharing your passions with your friends will lead to many memorable adventures. Clubs will provide you with some of the best experiences in your college career. You get to do what you love with people who are as passionate about it as you are. You will take the moments you encounter with you wherever you go.
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved on SUU’s campus. Click here to check out the different ways you can join a club or organization to personalize your college experience!