Hello all! It’s the beginning of the quarter again and Week 1 is in full swing. I want to start by saying I hope everyone had a great break. It was much needed and greatly appreciated, but now its time to get back to work. Over the next week, I’ll be focusing on my studies first and foremost, but I am also looking forward to joining some student groups. Fall quarter was more of a transitional phase for me; I had to get used to my new schedule and being away from my family. Now that the homesickness has just about worn off, I’m ready to join some new clubs. There’s something for everyone and if you’re looking to attend UCLA, it doesn’t hurt to do your research before hand. So here is a list of clubs and organizations that I’m sure would love to have every one of you readers! (This is only a short list. For a complete list of UCLA student organizations, please visit www.studentgroups.ucla.edu)

If you’re interested in community service:

  • Bruin Initiative—aims to lesson educational disparities through tutoring and advising students from elementary to high school grade levels.
  • Project Literacy at UCLA—aims to improve literacy rates in the Los Angeles region through one-on-one tutoring
  • USAC Community Service Commission—aims to create social change, understanding needs of the Los Angeles area, and promote campus wide service programming

If you’re interested in Health & Wellness:

If you’re interested in Recreation:

Again these are just a few organizations that I found interesting. There’s a huge variety that includes hundreds of clubs ranging from culture to politics to religion. When people say there’s something for everyone at UCLA, they mean it!