It is very possible that some of you sophomores were top notch go-getters last year. You may just have been that student that pledged to a sorority, had two work-study positions, was a barista at Metropolis, started your own organization, and was the president of your club sports team. Alright, that’s most likely not even humanly possible. I realize this. But, I think you get the just.
For those of you who failed to achieve inhuman participation points during the first year, it’s most likely that you spent your days trying to survive the hellish classes you enrolled in. And no one blames you, comrade! However, now that you have settled in to the swing of collegiate things, maybe its time to get out there and focus on growing as a person. This is, after all, a very important part of being in college.
One of the best ways to do this would be to join some clubs or organizations. Now, I’m not going to just start running off a list of every organization on campus. There are like a gatrillion of them. But, what I will do is give you some info about what organizations have missions or focuses that are most likely to provide you with some quality food for thought. Ya feels me? Alright, let’s get to it!
Spiritual - Want to open you mind to new perspectives or grow in understanding of beliefs you already possess? There are several spirituality focused organizations on campus that you could try such as Agape Christian Fellowship and Hindu Students’ Organization.
Culture – Loyola has always prided itself in its focus upon cultural diversity on campus. In light of such an objective, Loyola has easily accumulated a trove of first-class cultural organizations. If you are drawn to the idea of enriching your life with culture, look into groups such as Black Culture Center, Hellenic Student Association, Kapwa, or African Student Alliance.
Social/Enviormental Justice – If you aren’t already noticed by now that Loyola is a hot spot for justice, you are more than a little bit out of the loop. Jump on the LUC bandwagon by delving into profound concepts with Free the Slaves, Active Minds, V-Day Club, Autism Speaks, Invisible Conflicts, or Feminist Forum.
Of course there are heaps more groups to check out on campus that may come to help develop you as a person. These are just a small few. The most important take-away is to get involved. College is not only about that B+ in Orgo. It’s about learning more about your capabilities, your desires, who you are, and expanding in several aspect of your life. Organizations are a perfect way to attain that objective. Check out OrgSync to get some ideas!
Hope you learned a good deal about growth and I’ll see you next week!
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