Get Involved

Here at 鶹ɫƬ (鶹ɫƬ), we have a strong belief that the college experience includes more than just attending classes. We believe that our students have the ability to find ways to make a difference, bring excitement through our events, and creative positive change throughout the greater campus community.

Getting and staying involved is one of the most important things you can do while in college. According to research completed by Center of Student Life at Ohio State University, Student participation in clubs, campus organizations, or any other involvement on campus is associated with positive outcomes in much of the higher education and student affairs literature. Studies have shown that college student involvement is related to positive academic performance, cognitive development, well-being, leadership, and multicultural awareness. 

We support all types of involvement, from being a member of a student organization, a club, to conducting research with a faculty member, or going on an Alternative Spring Break trip. It does not matter how you are involved; we simply want to see you find your place here in Bristol!  

We talk a lot about community here at 鶹ɫƬ, and there is no better way than getting involved in student clubs, organizations, and programs to connect to the many distinct types of students here on campus. We know that getting involved helps you discover new friends with similar interests, or you find ways to challenge yourself to step outside your comfort zone. Have fun and add your special and unique personality to our campus culture! 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead 

Find Your Passions

We know that your college experience will be richer if you are involved. Don’t be afraid to try something new!  If you don't like it, move on, and discover a new passion! Perhaps you are looking to explore a new area of study or career field; joining a student organization along those lines is a great way to learn about it before becoming committed. Can't find a group with a purpose that defines where your interests lie? That's okay! It is very easy to start your own student club and more than likely there are lots of other students here with the same passions. 

Learn New Skills

We know that you are here to study, get a degree and then begin your career as a member of our workforce. When you go to apply for internships and your first career out of college, what is going to make you look like a more qualified candidate? Our clubs and organizations provide a fantastic opportunity for you to develop leadership and teamworking skills, work with real world vendors, artists, and agencies in our local community, and take what you learn in the classroom and practice it in real world programming, fundraising or problem solving.