Connecting with others on campus is integral in developing a sense of belonging, creating new friendships, building a community, learning valuable and transferable skills (including leadership, interpersonal communication, goal-setting, prioritizing, time management, event management, stress management, finance management, etc.), having opportunities to de-stress, and giving back to the College. SMCM has many opportunities for you to engage with others.
- Join the SGA or an SGA-sponsored club.
- Interact with students on your residence hall floor or in your courses before class starts or after class ends. Invite them to join you for a meal or ask to join them.
- Invite a faculty or staff member to a meal or go for a walk with them around campus.
- Attend hall programs sponsored by the Residence Life staff. Suggest possible hall programs to your RA. Offer to help the RA implement programs.
- Volunteer for committees.
- Engage in community service.
- DJ a radio show.
- Write for The Point News.
- Attend sports events, dance, music, or theater performances, art exhibitions in the Boyden Gallery, meetings on campus.
- Join the Peer Health Educators, SMARTies, Orientation Leaders, or Residence Life staff as a Resident Assistant (RA).
- Become a tutor, Peer Mentor, Research or Teaching Assistant.
- Find a job on campus (check out HireSMCM).
- Participate in focus groups, group discussions, surveys. Offer feedback when requested.
- Join study groups.
- Meet with instructors outside of class, during office hours.
We can help you get connected with others on campus! Please contact an OS3 staff member for more information.