One of the things that I feel pretty strongly about is the importance of students finding their niche on campus – some sort of identity or friend group that provides a social outlet, sense of belonging, etc. When I talk to my own advisees, or even potential new students, I always talk about how it is a good exercise to find a place that feels comfortable, separate from your roommate or friends on your hall, so you have some companionship and shared experiences. Many of our first year students have already found their place in a club sport, student organization, Greek organization, etc.
If your student is still looking for his or her niche, I recommend highly an event that is coming up this Friday. We have an outstanding Volunteer Service Corps, and they do a terrific job securing opportunities for students to volunteer on campus and in the larger community. It may be that your student now has time and inclination to branch out socially and try some new extracurriculars. If so, they should check this out. Full details are in the email I received below.
COME JOIN US FOR FIFTH FLOOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 27TH, 4:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M.
If you’re Interested in volunteering more on campus this semester, come join VSC for Fifth-Floor Friday on the fifth floor of Benson (the VSC office) from 4pm-6pm, this Friday, January 27th. Come early for free pizza and take some time to meet and chat with leaders from various organizations on campus to see how you can get involved. The event is an open house, so come in and leave at your convenience.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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