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:
- UCLA Clothesline Project—aims to stop multiple and intersecting forms of sexual violence
- Fellowship for International Service and Health(FISH)— aims to unite students wishing to serve others by promoting healthy lifestyles in developing countries
If you’re interested in Recreation:
- Bicycle Coalition at UCLA—aims to unite the diverse bicycling community in order to make UCLA and the broader Los Angeles region a safe and enjoyable place to ride
- UCLA Rec Outdoor Adventures—aims to provide fee for service outdoor activities, a bike shop, equipment rental center, indoor climbing wall, and high ropes challenge course programs to the UCLA Community
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!