Clubs and Organizations at College (2)
Many organizations are formed to serve the campus or the surrounding community. For example, Big Brothers and Big Sisters programs match college students with kids from the community. College students often help build homes in the community or volunteer at nearby shelters.
They also hold lots of special events, such as dance-a-thons to raise money for groups like the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Service groups also run programs on campus. For instance, some groups provide an escort service so that students do not have to walk alone across campus at night.
Many groups provide ways for students with similar interests or backgrounds to get together for fun. Some might be based on students’ hometowns. For example, Grambling State University in Louisiana has a group for students from Chicago. Other groups center around activities; for example, a chess club, a debate club, a Latin-dancing club, and a rock-climbing club.
Students who share the same views on politics and issues often have their own organizations. For example, you might find clubs for both Young Republicans and Young Democrats at many colleges.
Some groups help students share their problems or concerns. These groups can provide opportunities for students to voice their views, and find and give both comfort and advice. For example, you may find groups that provide support for students with HIV and AIDS, or for students with other physical or personal challenges.