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Still no friends?

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Replies to: Still no friends?

  • Ajpat123Ajpat123 Registered User Posts: 216 Junior Member
    @JJHS2014 what do they do? and how do you join?
  • JJHS2014JJHS2014 Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    http://www.atlasftk.org/about-us/

    It's a club that is very involved with THON but the members don't have to be part of the Greek Life at PSU.
  • Nutella544Nutella544 Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    At college, the counseling center is way more comprehensive than in a high school. Go talk to someone, they probably have a whole list of groups, clubs, student leaders, places to hang out, etc', that can help you. They can also give you help on social strategies, and managing your feelings as you improve your situation. Highly recommend. Just remember, your college's teachers aren't just in the classroom, they are also in all those buildings and offices, that most freshmen barely notice.
  • Ajpat123Ajpat123 Registered User Posts: 216 Junior Member
    @bodangles btw is walking alone on pollock road at like 12 am a bad idea? I have a club meeting thing, and its going to last a while, I may have to walk home from willard building (which is on pollock road a past the hub). My RA warned me to stay away from the area and emphasized particularly for today.
  • bodanglesbodangles Registered User Posts: 9,185 Senior Member
    Be alert and don't have headphones in or anything, but I've never felt unsafe on that road. The part going past the HUB is quite central and pretty well-lit. And plenty of people will be out and about on a Saturday night.
  • japsmomjapsmom Registered User Posts: 161 Junior Member
    @Ajpat123 If you feel unsafe, you can request a safe walk. Here is the link http://transportation.psu.edu/walking
  • Ajpat123Ajpat123 Registered User Posts: 216 Junior Member
    @bodangles @JJHS2014 @Nutella544 It still kind off sucks, I`ve made acquaintances and semi-friends, (I dont really expect to make close friends right away), right now Im trying to figure out what to do on weekends because I hate being in my room all day. I`ve gone to soccer games and club meetings, didn't really make friends at the soccer game but made a few acquaintances at my club. I guess things will get better as the semester goes on, its only been 3 weeks, Im doing a lot better than the first week.
  • greenbuttongreenbutton Registered User Posts: 2,522 Senior Member
    edited September 2016
    Can you go to the IM building and run on a treadmill? or work out? over time you might become a "regular" and part of that community. Have you tried HUB late night? Is there somewhere you can volunteer? Have you gone to the Wesley Center (faith based) or Pasquerilla to see if there's something interesting? Go to the public library and read the paper? (Schlow is up on Beaver)

    http://www.volunteer.psu.edu/organizations

    Go walk around -- even if you aren't meeting people, being outside and getting exercise is good for your mental health!
  • Nutella544Nutella544 Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    The social groups that the counseling center run for typical kids are almost like "clubs". You may find a group of kids just like you. In the meantime, connect with your friends or family from home. Maybe someone would love to visit and spend a weekend with you and together you can go out and meet more kids from your school. Good luck!
  • JJHS2014JJHS2014 Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    I am sorry this is so hard, but making friends is sort of a process that does take time.

    As @greenbutton mentioned, now that it is not so hot out, walk around outside breathe in the cool(er) air. PSU in the fall is beautiful. Good luck.
  • Ajpat123Ajpat123 Registered User Posts: 216 Junior Member
    edited September 2016
    @greenbutton can I still join those service groups?

    I looked at that website and they dont really have much information about the organizations or how to volunteer.
  • greenbuttongreenbutton Registered User Posts: 2,522 Senior Member
    Of course you can. Nobody is going to turn down volunteers for service work. Okay, Homecoming and Thon can be hard to find an entrance, I'll give you that.

    The website has links to the group pages, and the organizations list varying amounts of the information. The student United Way page, for example, has a "volunteer now" link that tells you where and when the meetings are, and what they are working on. So click through the hyperlinks, and go to a few meetings. Yes, it is hard, but you can't keep creating obstacles. Yes, it's intimidating, but everyone else is intimidated too -- you have to get yourself out there. Success is something we create, not something we find sitting there, waiting for us. You can do this!
  • zipbagszipbags Registered User Posts: 317 Member
    Have you gone to the football games? All the students sit in the student section and my D says its so much fun.
  • Ajpat123Ajpat123 Registered User Posts: 216 Junior Member
    @greenbutton Im fine with going to meetings I have no problems with, I just couldn't find info about the organizations when I clicked the link.
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