Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
How to get involved

Just like in high school, getting involved in extracurriculars at your school can help you now and in the future. Whether it be through clubs, associations, sports, jobs, Greek life or whatever else, it's important to join something that means something to you. Feeling part of a group is essential when becoming a small fish in the big pond that is college, and it allows you to easily meet others with similar interests and passions. In the beginning of the school year there's usually a fair with booths of different clubs and groups to join, but also check out your school's Web site for a complete list of groups on campus and ways for you to get involved. For now, take a look at some popular national college associations and groups to get a feel for what you may be interested in.

SPORTS

National Intramural-Recreational Sports Associations

National Collegiate Athletic Association

National Cheerleaders Association: College

POLITICS

College Democrats of America

College Republican National Committee

College Greens (Green Party of the United States)

American Student Government Association

Feminist Majority Foundation: Campus Program

National Model United Nations

National Rainbow Coalition




RELIGION

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life

Campus Crusade for Christ International

Muslim Students Association

National Catholic Student Coalition

Hindu Students Council

VOLUNTEERING

Special Olympics

Amnesty International

Best Buddies

Operation Smile

GREEK LIFE

National Panhellenic Conference

North-American Interfraternity Conference

ARTS AND MISCELLANEOUS

College Arts Association

American College Dance Festival Association

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications

Federal Work-Study Program

College Quiz Bowl


--Aynsley Karps

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