LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2015) — The University of Kentucky Office of Student Involvement is hosting the annual Student Involvement Fair from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, on the White Hall Classroom Building plaza area.
The Student Involvement Fair is a great opportunity for all students to explore the more than 550 registered student organizations at UK. Studies show that students involved in campus life, through things like student organizations, are happier with their college experience, do better academically and are more likely to matriculate from year to year and ultimately graduate.
At the fair, students are encouraged to visit the booths of different organizations and chat with the members of the groups they are interested in joining. Being a part of a campus organization helps make our large campus feel smaller and allows students to build community.
The Student Involvement Fair is just one way that students, returning and new, can learn about ways to connect with other students on campus. Student organizations are under the umbrella of the Office of Student Involvement. Formerly located in the Center for Student Involvement, while the Student Center is undergoing its renovation, the professional staff advisors and organization offices that are part of OSI are located on the third floor of Blazer Hall. WRFL-FM is located in the basement of the White Hall Classroom Building. Every Wildcat is welcome and encouraged to stop by Blazer Hall to learn more about getting involved.
In addition to the hundreds of student organizations that assisted through the services offered by the OSI, there are five student organizations that call the Office of Student Involvement home.
Center for Community Outreach
361 Blazer Hall
The mission of the Center for Community Outreach is to serve, connect and unite the University of Kentucky with the surrounding community through collaborative efforts to promote life-long community service. Visit www.ukcco.org to learn more about the work the CCO does on campus and in the community and how to get involved with one of its 11 program.
Leadership Exchange Ambassadors
345 Blazer Hall
The Leadership Exchange Ambassadors is an organization devoted to improving the University of Kentucky by creating an environment in which individuals grow as persons and leaders. Leadership Exchange Ambassadors strive for its members to “lead from where they are,” enabling them to reach their full potential at a personal, organizational and community level. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Activities Board
365 Blazer Hall
The purpose of the Student Activities Board is to enhance the college experience by providing students and other members of the campus and local communities with entertaining, educational and/or enriching programs that are reflective of contemporary issues and trends. To view the event calendar or learn more about SAB, visit www.uksab.org.
351 Blazer Hall
The University of Kentucky Student Government Association represents all undergraduate, graduate and professional students enrolled at the University in several critical ways. SGA exists to increase student influence over academic policy and to provide many helpful, creative and necessary student services. SGA also exists to protect and expand student substantive and procedural rights with the University and surrounding municipalities.
Finally, UKSGA exists to better represent the student body in relations with faculty, administration, Board of Trustees and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. For more information, visit www.uksga.org.
72 (basement) White Hall Classroom Building
The mission of WRFL is to educate the station members, the greater Lexington community and the students of the University of Kentucky through its programming in the spirit of the station's noncommercial, educational license. WRFL programming aims to solely feature artists and genres which are typically unavailable on Lexington's commercial stations. For more information, visit www.wrfl.fm.
Getting involved is the best way to meet people, enhance your skills for the future and take full advantage of the opportunities in student life. Students who are unable to attend the Student Involvement Fair are encouraged to visit Blazer Hall for information about getting involved in student organizations. Students may also explore OrgSync or Volunteer Match websites.
OrgSync is an online platform where students connect to campus organizations, programs and departments. It is the home to all of UK's more than 550 student organizations and helps them manage their organizations, while also providing an easy way for any student to get connected to them! Learn more about OrgSync and how to get your account here.
Volunteer Match is an online database with all of the direct-service, educational and advocacy programming events found in the University of Kentucky and Lexington community.
At the University of Kentucky, we believe that your out-of-classroom experiences are an important part of your overall education and enhance the college experience. Through clubs and student organizations you'll meet life-long friends and lasting memories while gaining valuable experience that will make you a more marketable candidate in today's global economy.
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