Fellow freshman, we’re in this new world together and, while it can seem like a lot to take in, we’re on our own now. We have to be responsible on our own without our parents there by our side every day. Some of you may be ready for a break from your parents. Some of you, like me, aren’t exactly ready for that step yet. We’re in a whole new world and have to learn to navigate it.
One way freshmen can take a step into the Southern Nazarene University (SNU) community is within student organizations. The SNU campus is full of different clubs and organizations that can get people connected to a variety of different communities. I know a lot of freshmen, including myself, are nervous– we all have different interests and may not know what they are yet.
Freshmen Community Crew (FCC) is an organization for freshmen run by freshmen. The members inside this group plan and make events for the freshman class. The group’s first meeting was last Monday night to introduce members to each other and introduce their goal on campus.
Katelyn Callahan, a freshman who has joined FCC, explained the importance of joining clubs, saying, “Freshmen should join a club on campus because it gives them an opportunity to meet new people and get connected. You need to be able to make connections, otherwise you’ll just stay in your dorm. SGA and FCC would be great ways to introduce yourself to how clubs work and an idea for what you might want to join.”
Student Government Association (SGA) is the student government on campus. Members apply every year and, if elected, are the voice of the students on campus. They help make decisions that will impact us freshmen for this year and the rest of our years on campus. SGA freshman applications are available now, and new freshman representatives will be elected on September 26.
The two organizations listed above are great ways to introduce yourself or friends to life on campus in a group. So, fellow freshman, if you want to get out there and try new things, please look into joining a club or organization. If you don’t see one on campus that you like, go ahead and start the process of creating one you and a few others might want.
A full list of the clubs on campus can be found at http://www.snusga.com/clubs. There are plenty of choices to get connected with– get out there and start looking!
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