Going to college can be an adventure all in its own. Some students get preoccupied with their academics and forget to take advantage of all the great things their school has to offer, like student organizations and clubs. Luckily, most colleges and universities offer a wide selection for various interest clubs. So, why should you join?
If you’re a first-year student, chances are, you might not know many people in the area. Joining a club will help you meet new people who are in the same boat. It’ll give you the chance to network with people on and off campus. Joining a club is also a great way for you to learn new things and gain new skills to add to your resume. You might even end up having some fun!
We’ve listed some interesting clubs from a few universities in New York below. If your school isn’t listed here, or you want to see a full list of clubs at your school, stop by your student union office and ask for information on organizations at your campus!
New York University
- The Comic Book League (CBL) – If you’re a comic book lover, then this club is for you! Stop by the 7th floor lounge in Kimmel every Thursday night at 7PM to get your dose of discussion on superheroes, graphic novels, Internet memes, movies, and pop culture. It’s also an ideal club if you’ve ever wanted to write or draw your own comics.
- This one is aca-awesome: You probably aren’t the only one to have watched PItch Perfect and thought “I want to do that.” Now you can make all your acapella dreams come true. Check out Tonal Recall, Pace University’s premiere Acapella group.
MEISA or Music and Entertainment Industry Student Organization is the group to meet with if you’re planning a career in the music and entertainment business. Members get to work on projects for promoting music, artists, and events. Students are even given the opportunity to network with industry pros!
We don’t want to stir up any treble between groups on campus, but if you’re into drama (and puns), check out Makin’ Treble, the only all-female acapella group on campus. Don’t worry guys, we haven’t forgotten about you. There are plenty of co-ed acapella selections, including The Hofbeats and Chai Notes. The Dutchmen (Hofstra’s all-male acapella group) is also an option. Click here to check them all out.
Classes got you stressed? Check out the Meditation Club at Fordham. They want to help students find happiness and well-being.
If you’re an undergrad at Columbia, then you have numerous choices for student clubs and organizations. Choose from several cultural, sports, greek, and music groups. If you want to join something creative and relaxing, check out Gosh Yarn It, Columbia’s official crochet and knitting group.
St. John’s University
Step Ya Game Up is St. John’s official stepping team at Queen’s campus. They perform at various events all over campus, promoting discipline and cultural unity. If you’re looking for something new and exciting, we challenge you to take a step into this rhythmic group today!