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Burbank: Involvement in student groups leads to fulfilling college experience

Friday, September 23, 2016

When I reflect on my college career thus far, I can honestly say nothing has enriched my experience more than my involvement in student groups. The clubs I’ve embraced have yielded invaluable benefits in my brief time at the University of Kansas. I’ve met friends with common interests and similar motivations; I’ve strengthened my connection to the KU community and I’ve traveled to places I’ve never been before.

Indeed, student groups at the collegiate level can accomplish amazing things.

Through programs like Alternative Breaks, Model United Nations and Engineers Without Borders, members can travel to new places and engage in life-changing activities that expand their worldview. These experiences, in turn, help develop a better appreciation for one’s own circumstances and provide rationale for continued success.

Students can also rally around social causes that work to affect positive change within the KU community and beyond. Whether joining partisan groups like Young Democrats and College Republicans, or uniting around specific sets of issues through organizations like Active Minds, groups for all schools of thought exist right here on campus.

Coming in contact with these causes during your college years helps you discover more about yourself. You learn your strengths, push yourself to meet different people and possibly even discover a passion that drives you. Read more

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