Auburn offers 497 student organizations, from service oriented groups to club sports teams. This variety creates an opportunity for every student to get involved in something that peaks their interest.
When students decide which organization to join it can be difficult. When you add almost 500 organizations the decision can becomes even more difficult.
The Involvement Ambassadors are here to help! They serve as an on-campus resource that pair students with organizations based on their interests and passions.
Last spring, the Involvement Ambassadors created the “This is Why” campaign. The main purpose of the campaign was to change the conversation about involvement on campus. The "This is Why" video highlighted the impact involvement has made on student’s lives.
As the video showed, being a student leader is not about the titles and name tags, it’s about the experiences you gain.
“One of the biggest blessings in my Auburn experience has been finding organizations where members have the same passions as I do,” said Alex Barnett, University Program Council president.
The Office of Student Involvement helps students get involved by having resources readily available.
AUinvolve, the involvement portal that launched in fall 2012, is the main resource for students.
On the website students can read organization descriptions, submit applications and even keep up with the volunteer hours they log. The re-design of AUinvolve this summer has made the site more user-friendly. If you have not seen the new design, you should check it out!
After looking around AUinvolve are you still unsure which organization you should join? Schedule a consultation with an Involvement Ambassador! The consultations help students discover which group is the best fit for their interests.
Students can also explore campus opportunities during Organization Days, or O-Days, that occur Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Haley Center Concourse. O-Days give students the chance to talk to members of different organizations and learn about upcoming on-campus events as they walk to class.
“Being involved has enhanced my college experience in multiple ways,” said Brianna Daniels, Involvement Ambassadors president. “I have developed lifelong friendships, formed unforgettable memories, and grown both personally and professionally.”
Involvement is important during a student's college career but also comes in handy during the post-grad job hunt.
“Involvement is important because it teaches students the essential skills they may not be learning inside the classroom, from communication skills to conflict management.” said John-Michael Roehm, Office of Student Involvement coordinator. “Employers look for these essential skills because they are a great addition to a well-rounded education.”
If you are a student looking to make the most of their time at Auburn, log on to AUinvolve today and look around. An organization may catch your eye!
For more information about the resources available, visit Student Affairs Involvement Ambassadors.
(Photos/Auburn University Student Affairs)
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