Be Proactive: If you want to get involved, do well in your classes and make new friends; you are the one that has to make the effort. It might be a little uncomfortable at first, but stretching your comfort zone and being proactive will make a positive impact on your collegiate experience. Ithaca students want you to be in their group and want to be your friend.
Try New Things: Things are different in college and now is your time to embrace this. Play intramurals, join a student organization or a club sport team, participate in a theater production; whatever sounds interesting, just try it out. You could end up really liking it.
Meet Current Students: It’s always nice to meet someone who has been there, done that, and had a good time. Current Ithaca students are ready and excited to share with you what they’ve learned and give you information to help you get involved in the best groups for you.
Ask Questions: Chances are you have questions about getting involved at IC and finding the right student organization match for you. We’d recommend that you ask yourself about groups of interest:
- What am I looking for in an organization?
- Do I know the goals and accomplishments of the group?
- Can I meet the time, financial and academic requirements?
- Does the group feel like a natural fit?
- Will membership still allow me to pursue my own interests?
- Will involvement enhance my academic and career goals?