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5 Reasons to be an Active Member on Campus

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Utica chapter.

There are many reasons why as a college student it can be beneficial to be an active member on campus. Here are five reasons why getting involved can not only make for a better college experience, but also set you up for a brighter future as well.

  1. Gaining friends: Often when you join a club or organization it opens you up to many new people. College is the time to meet as many new people as you can. Who knows, maybe you’ll meet a new best friend.

  2. Adding to your resume: Above all else, anything significant you participate in over your college years will look good on job applications and resumes.

  3. Stress reliever: Depending on what type of organization you join, it can be a way to relieve stress and may distract you from the burdens of daily life.

  4. Time management: By adding another thing to do to your schedule will challenge you more and make you more well rounded in time management.

  5. Generating self confidence: Chances are if you’re only going to class and studying, then you might need something to do as a social letout. Joining almost any type of club or organization will be your chance to build more confidence in your abilities in something aside from the classroom. It truly feels nice to be a part of something that is bigger than yourself.

Overall there is more to gain from stepping out of your comfort zone and being a part of something new. If you get the chance to join a club that matches one of your interests there is plenty to gain from it.


Hello everybody, my name is Stephanie. I am currently a Sophomore at Utica college. I am a nursing major and I am on the track and field team. I spend almost all my free time either in the library or practicing for track. I really enjoy having the opportunity to share pieces of me with you guys through the means of writing. Enjoy!
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