6 Non-traditional College Extracurricular Activities You Should Consider

A great way to make friends is to join clubs on campus. In high school, clubs may have been limited to club sports or student council but in college there is pretty much a club for anything that you can possibly think of.

Here are some clubs that exists at Sacred Heart University that may spark your interest to look for similar clubs at whichever college you attend:

  • Peace by Justice: This service-based group was organized with a mission to stop injustices. Through research and brainstorming the group meets to discuss injustices, ranging from economic to environmental, and take action to resolve them within themselves and the community.
  • WHRT: WHRT is our campus based radio station. Students interested in hosting radio shows, ranging from sports to music, are encouraged to sign up for on air shows. If you are interested in writing, producing, or hosting on the radio as a career, or just to try as a new experience, inquire about your school’s radio station.
  • Spirit Clubs: At Sacred Heart they are called “Heart Attack,” but the name will vary at each school. The club is dedicated to organizing events and strategies to increase school spirit. This is a fun, spirited way to get involved in your school. If you are personable, energetic and creative this club is perfect for you. It’s one of the clubs that you’ll meet the most people by joining.
  • Ballroom Dance Club: At Sacred Heart this specific club is a fun way for students to get involved in the art of ballroom dance. Even if you’re not interested in ballroom dance specifically, I included this to show you that there are many clubs specifically targeted to an interest that you may not have thought existed. Similar clubs are dance teams, music clubs, and martial arts clubs.
  • Academic Clubs: There are numerous clubs on campus that are specific to an academic field. Some include, the accounting club, the social work club, the sports management club and the fashion club. These clubs host guest speakers, events, outings, and projects relevant to their field. Joining is a great way to get hands on experience in your field of interest and open yourself up to many opportunities for resume building and networking.
  • College Democrats/Republicans: These two separate groups meet to discuss their political ideals. They attend local and national conventions and rallies and host educational and recreational activities for other students on campus.

If you have a great idea for a club but it doesn’t exist on your campus you can always start one. Talk to a student life coordinator and find out what steps you have to take to be a founder of a new club!

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Lisa Manente

Lisa Manente

Lisa Manente is a senior at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. She will be graduating with the BA in Media Studies and Communications in May. Editing the Entertainment section for her university’s newspaper and magazine has fueled her passion for entertainment journalism, which is the career path she plans to explore. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, listening to music, and catching up on celebrity gossip.