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Joining clubs which aren't aimed at you

erictelevisionerictelevision Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
For example: would a LGBT oriented club frown upon a heterosexual member? They consider themselves an ally. Or a person who's not a member of the ethnic group the group celebrates?

Replies to: Joining clubs which aren't aimed at you

  • guineagirl96guineagirl96 Registered User Posts: 3,625 Senior Member
    Usually clubs welcome people of all backgrounds, not just the community they celebrate.
  • erictelevisionerictelevision Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    Thanks @guineagirl96 ! That's what I told Barbara. :). I had googled "how many clubs should I join"? Found old thread here, consensus was +\- 4. She's interested in ethnic, religious and ability minorities.
  • zannahzannah Registered User Posts: 544 Member
    I don't think there is a number of clubs you must join. Unlike high school, they are not central to going to graduate school, getting a job or working. Please! Why would you join a club that doesn't interest you?
  • 123Mom456123Mom456 Registered User Posts: 676 Member
    Agree with both points above. There is not a definitive number of clubs. Join what you are interested in and be active. Don't just join to put your name down on a list or to put it on a resume. Clubs are welcoming to everyone that has an interest. You don't need to be a member of an ethnic group to want to learn more about it and participate.
  • juilletjuillet Super Moderator Posts: 11,568 Super Moderator
    It also depends on the time commitment of the club. Some clubs are super intense and you may only be able to do one other thing - or just it - while it's most active. Other clubs are lighter loads. Some clubs also only last a certain period of time (like the homecoming planning committee).
  • sta3535sta3535 Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    Discrimination would be considered with your situation IMO, but I can understand why some clubs might be strict with non-aimed members joining them.

    I honestly don't see why it would be a bad thing if someone wanted to join any club, no matter what. It would be shocking if you get denied from joining a club because "you're not one of us". Certain clubs for men/women only and fraternities/sororities can be the only "passes" with anyone's situation.
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