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  • The Benefits of Joining a National Honor Society in College

    Aug 29, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College TipsRead More »
    The Benefits of Joining a National Honor Society in College

    Thought you left academic honors societies behind with high school? Think again! There are many college honor societies that recognize excellence in academics, character, and service. In high school, I loved being a part of the National Honor Society because it made me feel like I was a member of a supportive community. Now that ...

  • Why You Should Try Out an Unusual College Club

    Aug 15, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    Why You Should Try Out an Unusual College Club

    In high school, I knew which clubs I loved, and which ones didn’t appeal to me. Going into college, I already had a pretty clear sense of what type of activities I enjoyed doing. I expected that I would pretty much join the same clubs in college that I enjoyed in high school, like drama ...

  • The Benefits of Getting Involved in College Clubs and Organizations

    Jul 31, 2013 • Alice Riley-Ryan • College LifeRead More »
    The Benefits of Getting Involved in College Clubs and Organizations

    While I knew that I’d be interested in getting involved in college clubs and organizations as a freshman, I had no idea just how much they would influence my life and my career. I attended the Student Organization Night early in the year and was very excited, and completely overwhelmed, by all the clubs represented ...

  • If You’re On the Fence about Greek Life, Rush Before Making a Decision

    Jul 25, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    If You’re On the Fence about Greek Life, Rush Before Making a Decision

    Greek life in college can be a ton of fun and help you grow your circle of friends, but it’s also a pretty big commitment. I came close to pledging a sorority in college and ultimately decided it wasn’t for me, but a lot of my friends were members and I know they had a ...

  • College Community Service Keeps You Connected

    Jul 17, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    College Community Service Keeps You Connected

    When I was a student, college community service opened my eyes to what a beautiful area my school was in, helped me meet some amazing new people, and took me out of my comfort zone. I went to college in a tiny town in the middle of Ohio, surrounded by farmland and Amish country. As ...

  • College Intramural Sports: A Fun Activity and Great Exercise

    Jul 12, 2013 • Brittany Moorman • College LifeRead More »
    College Intramural Sports: A Fun Activity and Great Exercise

    Competitive sports are an essential aspect of many high school students’ lives — they provide structure, are a great opportunity to make friends, and present a fun way to get in necessary exercise. Unfortunately, participating in college athletics is not possible or ideal for everyone. Whether you did not make the team, don’t have the ...

  • Should You Join Greek Life on Your College Campus?

    Jul 12, 2013 • Noelle Held • College LifeRead More »
    Should You Join Greek Life on Your College Campus?

    If your school has Greek organizations, you probably faced (or will face) the big question: to participate, or not? Each student will face this question in his or her own way, but there are a few things you should think about well before rush week. Friendships Greek life is a great way to find your ...

  • Tip for Making Friends at College: Join Clubs and Student Groups

    Jul 1, 2013 • Patrick Homeyer • College LifeRead More »
    Tip for Making Friends at College: Join Clubs and Student Groups

    I can still remember the day before I left for college. Unfortunately I decided to wait until the last moment to get all of my stuff together. As my father called for me to hurry along and finish loading up the car before we made the five-hour drive to my first day of college, I ...

  • Making Friends at College: An Ongoing Process

    Jun 27, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    Making Friends at College: An Ongoing Process

    Making friends at college can be daunting, and I was really nervous about it before I started school. On the first day, I tried the classic trick of leaving my dorm room door open. Some people on my floor did say hi as they walked by, but my door was right across the hall from ...