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US college sports, clubs and student groups and other forms of student life
College is the time to explore new interests, but it’s also an ideal place to find others who share your hobbies. So what if no one at home understood your passion for juggling? In college there might be a whole club devoted to it.
Learning about student life and what organizations a university offers can help you determine if you’ll be able to fit in and make friends with other students when the textbooks are shut.
Many universities offer traditional sports such as football, basketball and volleyball. If you don’t have the time or talent to dedicate yourself to a varsity team, check if there are intramural teams you can join for fun. Intramurals provide an informal venue for students to compete against other students from the same school. And don’t forget: Student life includes cheering on your school’s teams, not just participating in them!
Dig a little deeper to find even more options for sports, such as Frisbee golf or dodgeball. Don’t rule out any sport. Even if your university is nowhere near the mountains, a ski club might make regular trips to the slopes.
Universities often have their own chapters of professional organizations or career clubs. These groups can be a great way to become involved in student life, meet classmates with similar career goals and network with people already working in the field.
Also check if the college offers activities that will help you develop the skills you’ll need after college. If you like to write, head toward the school newspaper, yearbook or literary magazine. If you want to be a politician, look into student government.