Miss Yellow Jacket: How to get involved on campus

In the last few weeks or so, I have heard people saying one of two things: that they are crammed with schoolwork and studying, and that they are overwhelmed with all of the free time they have.

For all of you who feel like you are always working, I know exactly what you mean. For all of you who have an abundant amount of free time, I have a solution.

When I first came to Randolph-Macon, I was concerned about getting too involved and overwhelming myself or not getting involved and having massive amounts of free time. Luckily, I have found a perfect balance.

This week, I am going to answer only one question: How do I get involved at R-MC? Getting involved at R-MC is not nearly as difficult as you would think. The first step to getting involved is signing up for activities.

Every year, we have an activities fair at the Fountain where dozens of organizations and groups set up tables and give you the opportunity to join their groups. Some of the groups that attend are Greek life organizations, The Yellow Jacket Newspaper, Habitat for Humanity, Macon Outdoors and many more.

If you could not make it to the activities fair this fall, there are still other ways to get involved. One of the primary ways people get involved is because they know somebody else who is involved.

Go to meetings with your friends; chances are, you will be welcomed at the meeting. You could also see if you can contact someone who is in charge of a group or part of one that you would like to join. From there, you can see when and where they meet so that if you wanted to, you can go by yourself.

The third way to get involved is to talk to people, like your RA, and see what they do. Maybe you have no idea what you are interested in joining; it is always helpful to see what other people are involved in.

You should also keep your eye out for flyers in your hall. A lot of organizations and intermural sports teams post flyers in your hall about upcoming events and meetings. If you see one you are interested in, go to it. See, it is not so hard to get involved; you just have to know who and what you are looking for.

Chances are that there is something here that you are interested in, you just need to find it. The best ways to find activities to fill your time are talking to your friends, classmates, RAs and even heads of groups that interest you.

With endless opportunities here at R-MC, I am sure you will all be able to find something that interests you. I hope everyone found this helpful, and do not forget to tweet me questions using #MissYellowJacket. -Miss Jacket

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