When moving away from home and attending college, many students find it hard adjusting to a new atmosphere and creating a new home. A great way to find your place in college is being a part of clubs or sports teams that the campus offers. Cal State Fullerton offers hundreds of clubs, as well as many sports teams that are very accepting and open to helping students find their passions and talents. Whether you are just starting college or about to graduate, getting involved in clubs and sports has many benefits.

1. Meet other students

Being involved in a club or sports team is a great way to meet other students and form strong relationships. When first starting out, college can seem lonely and scary due to the thousands of people that are complete strangers. However, those strangers could very well turn out to be your best friends in the future. Reaching out to people within those clubs and sports teams can help you to see college in a positive light and makes the entire experience a lot more fun. 

2. Find a new passion or hobby

College gives students many opportunities to find out what they are good at. Through joining a club or sports team, one may be able to find a hidden talent or passion they never knew existed. Cal State Fullerton not only has clubs involving interests and hobbies such as sororities, fraternities, sports teams, religions, and volunteer groups, but also clubs having to do with majors and career paths. Getting involved in a wide variety of clubs or a sports team can help college students also figure out what they want to pursue in their future careers. It can be a great way to get to know yourself and your interests.

3. Be happy and enjoy all that college has to offer

Although college can be stressful, confusing, and lonely, getting involved in all of its available activities can help students to find where he or she belongs. By staying busy and active, students are able to be more happy and content with their lives. Not only does socializing and exercise affect a student emotionally, but also physically. Students who are also a part of school organizations and who keep busy are able to manage their time a lot better, thus resulting in better grades. Being happy and successful in college is the ultimate goal for students.

Joining a club or sports team in college has many benefits that will help students succeed and be happy. Although it is hard for some people to find friends and activities to be a part of, Cal State Fullerton has many options and all students are open and accepted. Whether or not a student wants to join some sort of organization on campus, he or she should at least give it a try because it could potentially change their perspective and interests. Getting involved in college is a great way to stay focused, as well as have fun.


Sara Sterni

I attend Cal State Fullerton and love to share my experiences, stories, and thoughts. I love being able to give other college students advice and help :)

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