Are classes really the most important part of college? Sure, the entire purpose of going to college is supposed to be about learning and earning your degree, but being involved outside of the classroom is equally as important.
Classes and academics should be the focus of students. But McDaniel, a liberal arts college, also prides itself on its many clubs and organizations on campus. Involvement and interest outside of the classroom is critical for both learning and enjoying your college life. Everyone says it, but as freshmen you should take such advice seriously to become involved.
There are more than 100 clubs and organizations on campus. Organizations range from academic clubs, ethnic and cultural groups, to mentoring, political, service, affinity, and religious groups. There are also fraternities and sororities, sports and recreation clubs, student government, media, and honor societies. You can even start your own club rather easily!
Whether you want to have a leadership position, play on an intramural sports team, or simply have a place to talk to people about current issues or a certain topic, there is an organization on campus for you.
To learn more about all of the many clubs and organizations on campus, come to the Involvement Fair during the first week of classes on Wednesday, August 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. The fair will be located outside with a DJ and will be a laid back and fun way to meet club officers and members and learn more about McDaniel organizations.
Your college years will fly by so spend your first year meeting new people and transitioning to college classes, but also be sure that you make time to learn about and maybe even join a couple of organizations during your time on the Hill.