In my opinion, one of the best experiences you can have when you’re at college is participating in a club. There are over 40 clubs and organizations available at Misericordia, giving students plenty of options to find something to do that fits their interests. Joining a club also gives you a better chance to interact with fellow students, meet professors, make new friends, and open yourself up to new opportunities and experiences.
At Misericordia, there are clubs that are associated with the academic programs, clubs that revolve around service, and clubs that serve as an outlet for students of similar athletic or special interests. If you find yourself in the same boat as me (a History/Secondary Education major), you may decide to join two different clubs; for example: I can join the History club, the Education club, or even both. The other great thing about joining clubs is that some offer trips to cool destinations. For example, the History Club is running a trip to the United Nations in New York City. While not all clubs host excursions off campus, some will allow students who are outside the club to attend the trips as well.
To raise money for various events, trips, and charities, clubs will organize fundraisers to achieve their goals and promote a specific cause. For example, the Education Club, as well as a handful of other clubs, partner with Chick-Fil-A as a fundraising opportunity since they are right here on campus. Other clubs will host events and sell promotional items like t-shirts, stickers, bags, etc. Many clubs offer volunteer opportunities to their members, meshing perfectly with the university’s mission of service. Students volunteer their time to serve others in the local community and raise money for impoverished people around the world. The Education club, for example, collects donations to help local elementary students with school supplies they may not be able to otherwise afford.
Overall, being a part of a club is not only fun, but it can be a rewarding experience. It can provide hands-on life experience, helping you to develop new skills and new perspectives. It is also a great way to connect with others while giving back to the community. If you are looking for ways to be active on- and off- campus while making a difference in the world, then check out the clubs at Misericordia University.
- Drew Jarvie '20, History/Secondary Ed. Drew is a sophomore and is also a member of Misericordia University's men's soccer team. He enjoys hiking, playing sports, and volunteering as a referee for his hometown soccer leagues in Lancaster, PA.
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