Why Get Involved?
What does it mean to get involved on campus?
This may mean more than you think, because the answer is as unique as you are. Boise State offers many opportunities for involvement through a wide range of activities, including:
- More than 200 student organizations
- Religious services and organizations
- Student government
- Social fraternities and sororities
- Club Sports
- On-campus employment
- Residence hall activities & RHA
- Volunteerism and Service-Learning
- Student Media (The Arbiter Newspaper and University Pulse Radio)
- Events at the Morrison Center and Taco Bell Arena
Why should I get involved on campus?
When you get involved in student activities you :
- develop leadership skills
- become connected to Boise State University (feeling a sense of “place”)
- make a difference on and off campus
- gain a sense of achievement
- make new friends
- enjoy a variety of experiences
- impress potential employers and graduate schools
- have fun!
How do I get involved?
Begin by asking yourself the following questions:
- What are my current areas of interest?
- What is important to me?
- What are my passions?
- Where can I best contribute my skills and talents?
- What am I looking to gain from this experience?
- What activity best fits my schedule and availability?
For opportunities, come to the Student Involvement and Leadership Center—so many ways to get involved! Remember, most student organizations are actively seeking new members and are eager to tell you all about their activities and purpose.
Interested? Stop by our office, send us a quick email, or give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you take the first step towards getting involved.
How much is enough?
Only YOU can answer this question. Consider these helpful tips:
- Your first priority is academics (classes, projects and assignments).
- Your activities should complement what you’re doing in the classroom, not compete with them. That’s why we call them CO-curricular activities as opposed to EXTRA-curricular activities.
- You should be having fun.
- You should be learning! If you aren’t having fun and learning, you might want to reconsider your commitments.
- Don’t commit unless you’re sure you have the time to follow through.
- Take your time. Be choosy. Try to imagine how your activities will fit into your schedule and your life.
- Be honest with yourself and others about how much you really can balance.
If you have any questions, or just need somewhere to go, come see us at the Student Involvement and Leadership Center (2nd floor in the SUB).
A few ideas to get you started
- Find an Organization to join
- Start an Organization
- Join a sorority or fraternity
- Attend an Alternative Break
- Attend LeaderShape
- Attend Catalyst
- Work on Campus
- Associated Students of Boise State University (ASBSU)
- The Arbiter student newspaper
- The University Pulse radio station
- Study Abroad
- Club Sports
- Campus Recreation