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How many clubs I should Join

buzz65buzz65 Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
edited August 2010 in College Life
I'm unsure about how many clubs I should join in college. I am going to be entering as a freshman taking 15 hours and I will be planning on getting a job on campus. Will joining multiple clubs be too much. I suck badly at making friends and tend to do everything alone. Is joining a club or an organization going to be too much to add with my workload?
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Replies to: How many clubs I should Join

  • icedragonicedragon Registered User Posts: 2,170 Senior Member
    try one for now. then if you think you can handle it go for another.
  • RoxSoxRoxSox Registered User Posts: 2,179 Senior Member
    Join as many clubs as you really care about. If you really love something, go for it. It's an excellent way to meet people if you want to do that, and you can always drop them if you can't handle it. Often it can be tougher to join a club midyear than at the beginning of the year, so I'd say do whatever interests you!
  • buzz65buzz65 Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    ok I have three clubs in mind, that seem to be pretty interesting.
  • Sligh_AnarchistSligh_Anarchist Registered User Posts: 2,193 Senior Member
    Six. Exactly six.
  • MushaboomBlueMushaboomBlue Registered User Posts: 1,715 Senior Member
    As many as you'd like. Three is a good start. Test it out and you can always join or drop a club the semester after -- or even next year.
  • buzz65buzz65 Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    ok cool. how many clubs did ya'll join during your first year?
    Sligh_Anarchist: wow six, thats pretty heavy.
  • collegebound1717collegebound1717 Registered User Posts: 160 Junior Member
    I would join as many as you are passionate about. It seems as if joining a multitude of clubs would be especially beneficially to you since it will help you meet others and make friends.
  • AtomicCafeAtomicCafe Registered User Posts: 867 Member
    I suggest you overestimate the number of clubs you want to be in. At least, that's what I did. I probably picked out 20 that sounded extremely interesting to me from our student organizations website. Then I searched their individual sites, found meeting times for about half of them, figured out which ones I could attend, and then stopped by a meeting or two for each to find out which ones I really wanted to be in. Worked well for me, at least!
  • Determind15Determind15 Registered User Posts: 341 Member
    I was told to join one. You can always add more later--get settled now.
  • remyluvsrogueremyluvsrogue Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    Go to as many meetings as you can at the beginning of the year. See what the clubs are about. If you can't handle them all (don't conform to your schedule/aren't what you thought they were) you don't have to attend them.

    But this insures you'll at least have 1 or 2 clubs, and you'll probably make a lot of acquaintances, which is always fun!
  • somnisomni Registered User Posts: 1,185 Senior Member
    my friends who are active in clubs have a ton of friends from those clubs that they hang out with regularly. its definitely a great way to meet people and actually form good social circles
  • buzz65buzz65 Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    That's pretty good. I'll see what see else is there. College clubs seem to do much more interesting activites than the ones in high school.
  • itsabetimeitsabetime Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    You are paying to go to school. You can drop by in different lectures, drop by to different clubs, see what you like and what you don't. Professors and people in clubs are very open to questions.
  • soccerguy315soccerguy315 Registered User Posts: 7,239 Senior Member
    sign up for everything that looks interesting at the beginning...

    then you can cut them down. It's better to be more involved in a few things than "in" a bunch of clubs where you don't actually do anything.
  • CarlosEthosCarlosEthos Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    "You are paying to go to school. You can drop by in different lectures, drop by to different clubs, see what you like and what you don't. Professors and people in clubs are very open to questions."


    I would personally join two to three clubs at the beginning of the semester (if you are interested in being part of one), which gives you some variety. Since you have a job, I would say to join one or two. Like others have said, it's easier to join and then drop clubs, as compared to joining clubs later in the year. Two isn't an overwhelming amount and it's unlikely that you would have to drop a club if you wanted to attend all that you signed up for.

    But like itsabetime said, you have the ability in college to try out whatever you like. This is the time to take part in whatever compels you or whatever you feel would benefit your learning/college experience. If you don't like your professor in lecture, talk to other students who are taking the same class and see if the another lecturer for the same class might be better; I've usually found that a different professor's teaching style helped me understand a concept more completely. If you need extra review for a quiz or a test, think about going to two lectures. I can't think of any other specific examples offhand, but, in general, just go out and try new things in college, because it will often be helpful and rarely be dentrimental.
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