Find your people. Getting involved in student organizations is not just beneficial, but imperative, to a well-rounded, educated, and memory-filled college experience.
One of the biggest advantages of a large university is the amount of opportunities. UConn is bustling with over 600 clubs. There is sure to be something that interests you, and if not, you can always find a group of people with a similar interest and start your own!
Connections are made through these activities, connections that can impact you for years on end. Whether its wanting to sharpen a skill or even just pick up a new one, UConn has the organization for you.
- Attend the Involvement Fair. Each year, UConn hosts a giant event on Fairfield Way that showcases all the organizations it has to offer. Stop by there in the fall and talk to some clubs that interest you.
- Utilize UConntact. UConntact is a site that gathers all the clubs offered in one central area. If you're feeling a bit shy, or missed the fair, you can always read up on some clubs on there.
- Discover your intention. Avoid signing up for a multitude of clubs, to the point where you feel like you cannot handle all of them at once.
- Start your own. If you can't find an existing club that matches your needs, feel free to start your own! It will show great initiative and be a fantastic leadership experience.
Other Notable Organizations:
- Women & Minorities in Economics - looking to foster an inclusive environment for students interested in economics, with a focus on women and other underrepresented minorities. Our goal is to promote diversity in the field, introduce potential career paths, and empower members.
- National Organization for Women - looking to promote activism through advocacy and education for the achievement of equity at the University and within the community at large.
- National Council of Negro Women - works to unite women from diverse segments of the community to work on improving the quality of life for women.
- Women's Legacy - strive to build a sisterhood between those who identify as a woman by facilitating a joint appreciation & empowerment.
- Sisters Inspiring Sisters - working on creating changes in the lives of women to provide a more positive outlook on life, create a sense of mentorship and foster volunteer activities for women looking to get involved.