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The semester is well in progress, and if you’re sitting alone in your room wondering when your life-long friend(s) will come, no worries, there are multiple ways to make friends during your time at VSU.

1. Join an Organization

This is the best advice I can give you. Joining an organization that aligns with your passions or beliefs will allow you to meet life-long friends, especially friends that you have things in common with. For me, I joined HerCampus and Delta Phi Delta Dance Fraternity Inc. I met the people from each organizaton and just knew that these were two orgs I wanted to be a part of. Since then, I feel myself growing closer with these people and being able to talk about anything and everything with them. As time goes along, I see myself remembering these wonderful people for the rest of my life.

2. Go Out!

Whether it be a campus event or party, by simply going out, there’s no telling who you will run into. Some people on the Valdosta State campus are really nice and welcoming. There are multiple events held on campus thourghout the semester that allow people to socialize and get to know each other. For instance, many orgs throw events that allow poeple to express their point of view of various topics. Some bring in a large crowd, and others bring in just the right amount of people where a nice and open conversation (without judgement) is held. So put on your favorite outfit and go make some friends!

3. Be Brave!

This is the hard part of making friends. You never know how people are going to react, but nonetheless, that shouldn’t stop you from wanting to approach people because eventually you’ll approach an someone who welcomes your friendship with an open heart. Now I also know that some may struggle with social anxiety as well, that’s completely fine too. This can be better handled by joining organizations, specifically orgs that focus on mental health and can better help you open up more.

Making friends can see like a stressful thing to take on in college. Of course, there are some people who can stand to be alone, but being alone isn’t for everyone. When making friends just make sure that they’re the right friends for you. Sometimes we get ourselves in toxic friendships that we can’t seem to find a way out of. So find a friend or friends that can basically be your partners in crime. I know it’s tough, but once you find the right group, it will seem like you’ve known each other forever! Good luck this semester and I hope you find the right sista gals for you!


Kylah Gilbert

Valdosta '20

My name is Kylah Gilbert. I am a 20 year old Juniorish at Valdosta State University. My writing is an insight to who I am as a person. So welcome to me as a person.
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