An A to Z Guide to Campus Involvement at SSU

Written by Center for Student Involvement & Leadership (CSLIS)

One of the best things you can do for yourself during your time at Sonoma State University is to get involved on campus.  Start off the Spring Semester on the right foot by checking out this A to Z guide to campus involvement at SSU!

Also, be sure to stop by the Club Fair to check out clubs and organizations on Thursday, January 29 from 11:30-1:00pm in the Seawolf Plaza!

Academic and departmental clubs. Meet others who share your major, connect with distinguished faculty and professionals, and apply your classroom studies outside the confines of SSU. 

Be a leader. Involvement provides many opportunities for you to grow as a leader. Consider being a club leader, a Community Service Advisor or Co-Op Leader, Peer Mentor, Orientation Leader, or even seek out employment on campus. The possibilities are endless to make a difference and create positive impact in your community.

Connect. Meet others outside of the classroom and develop a tightknit community amongst thousands of fellow Seawolves. 

Diversity and cultural organizations. Delve into your identities. Find opportunities to expand your perspectives and worldviews through clubs and events on campus.

Experience something new.  College is fun! Take advantage of the unique opportunities to do cool stuff that you ONLY find in college.

Fraternities and Sororities. Be part of the 20% of Seawolves who are part of this experience that blends together friendship, leadership, scholarship, community service, philanthropy, and brotherhood/sisterhood to compliment your classroom experience.

Get good grades. Involved Seawolves have experience managing time and balancing their time as a student inside and outside of the classroom.  They also build support networks through student organizations and other opportunities that allow them to excel in all areas of college life.   

Have fun!  Fun friends, fun activities, fun experiences…what’s more to say?!

Interests, as in special interests.  There are over 30 clubs at SSU that provide you with the chance to explore your interests and hobbies. 

January 29th.  Visit the Spring Club Fair from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm in Seawolf Plaza.  Meet 50 of SSU’s clubs and find out how you can earn a FREE slice of pizza on CSLIS (the Center for Student Leadership, Involvement, and Service).  

Kickoff the semester on a positive note! Weren’t involved on campus last semester?  Never fear!  Start of the Spring 2015 semester by trying something new, meeting fun people, and discovering what it means to truly be part of our great SSU community. 

Legacy. How do you want to leave your mark at Sonoma State University? 

Make memories.  In a few years, you will look back at your time in college.  What experiences will make you smile?   

New skills. What knowledge and/or skills do you want to develop by the time you graduate from college?  Joining a student organization or getting involved as a leader on campus will help you develop valuable experiences that will come in handy in your life after SSU. 

OrgSync.  This is SSU’s equivalent to Facebook for student clubs and organizations on campus.  Click here to learn more about the 150+ groups and pick a few that best match your interests—academically and just for fun. 

Performing arts and political organizations. Are you a musician, actor, or artist?  Or interested in learning more about government and advocating for important issues?  Consider exploring one or both of these categories of student clubs or learn more about student government opportunities on campus.

Questions about how to get involved?  Never fear.  There are many people here at Sonoma State University that can help you to plan your college journey.  Reach out to your academic advisor, a trusted professor, staff member, or fellow student you look up to!

Really cool events. Being involved on campus means that you get to attend, and even sometimes plan, some really great events…some educational, some inspirational, and some just for fun!  Check out Seawolf Living to learn more. 

Sport Clubs. Participate in your favorite sports on the competitive level!  Join one (or more) of the 20 club teams that are formed, developed, governed and administered by students and provide great leadership development opportunities for all involved.   

Traditions. Engage in your community and keep the Seawolf spirit alive through events and experiences that you will remember for a lifetime. Be loud. Be proud. Go Blue! 

Utilize your talents. Seek out opportunities where you can utilize your talents to create art, music, film, ideas, events, activities, and your own legacy at SSU.

Volunteer.  Give back to your community through service opportunities on and off campus. 

Wellness. Get involved by taking time to care for yourself and those around you. 

eXplore and choose your own adventure. Own your time in college!  What do you want to do today?  What longer-term experiences excite you?  

You.  Involvement opportunities all you to get to know yourself, future goals, values, and what you stand for. 

OrganiZations and clubs. The Center for Student Leadership, Involvement, and Service (CSLIS) is here to get you connected to over 150 clubs on campus.  We can’t wait to see you at the Spring Club Fair on Thursday, January 29th.