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Saturday, July 11, 2020

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Get involved in student organizations to enrich UH experience


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Getting involved in a student organization is a great way to meet people and make the most of your time at UH. | File photo/The Cougar

The University boasts more than 400 registered student organizations, fraternities, sororities and leadership programs. It might seem overwhelming with all the choices, but there’s a place for every student to find a community.

Metropolitan Volunteer Program

For students who want to help others, MVP is a great choice. Their stated mission is to “create and provide service opportunities for students by collaborating with campus and community partners.” Membership is completely free and extremely rewarding for participants in any number of community projects they perform during the year.

Student Government Association

If your focus is toward giving back to the UH community and providing for student needs, SGA is a great way to do that. Become a voice for your fellow students in your college or school by running for a senate seat and bring awareness to the needs of the many.

Frontier Fiesta

The biggest, and proudest, tradition at this school doesn’t just happen without a team of hardworking students who make sure everything operates without a hitch. Beginning in 1940, Frontier Fiesta is one of the longest-running traditions at UH and is a centerpiece of student engagement. It takes a strong team of committed individuals to pull off this epic occasion, and you can play a big part in that!

Student Program Board

SPB is responsible for a large number of engaging events during the year, such as concerts, movies and board game nights to help students unwind. What if you’re interested in getting involved, but don’t know how you’ll fit in? Worry not: SPB has a quiz on their website to help you find the suitable committee. This will help you find the best place to make use of your talents and passions for the betterment of students.

The Center for Student Media

One of the best ways to get involved and give back to the community is by telling its stories! With several branches of student media — The Cougar newspaper, Cooglife magazine, CoogTV and Coog Radio — you’re sure to find a place where students just like you are eager to learn and grow outside of the classroom. And the best part? You don’t have to be a certain major to to be a part of any of the three organizations. As long as you have passion for what you do, there’s a spot for you.

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