Hi everyone! My name is Claire Korbas and I’m a sophomore majoring in physics and minoring in literature.
Over the course of my freshman year, I’ve done so much more than pursue a degree. I’ve done mission work in Appalachia with the Newman Group, attended concerts with the Entertainment Committee, saw Broadway shows with Stevens Dramatic Society, explored Europe with members of Stevens Physics Society, and made memories that have elevated my college experience tenfold. Getting involved has helped me meet so many friends and turn campus into my home.
Now it’s your turn to see what Stevens has to offer. Here are some tips to help you get your flippers wet and rock the flock!
- Go to the involvement fair! During orientation, there will be a period where all of the student organizations will set up booths with information about their club. You can choose which booths to go to and can sign up for their email list. I recommend going to every booth that catches your eye because you might click with people from a wide variety of organizations. Also, being on the email list will keep you in the loop about different events throughout the semester!
- If interested, seek Greek. During the first semester, Greek organizations have events that you can attend to meet sorority/fraternity members and learn about Greek life. Going to these events is a great way to meet people of all ages and majors. Greek organizations also provide a network that can help you get involved in volunteering, philanthropy, and other campus-events!
- Remember that being involved isn’t restricted to joining a club. There are various events throughout the year, such as grocery bingo, midnight breakfast, or SPS trivia night, that you can attend. You can always find advertisements for these events on your way into the dining hall or posted throughout campus. Going to smaller events is a great way to meet people and it keeps your experience fun and interesting!
- Lastly, take a chance. Being in college gives you the opportunity to try the things you’ve always wanted to try. Explore clubs that are exciting to you and attend random events that sound interesting. Your college experience is what you make of it and there are so many amazing people that you’ll want to meet!
Best of duck!