Is there something that you’ve always wanted to try, but have never gotten the chance to? Do you have a hobby that you love? Do you want to spend some time on an activity that isn’t homework? If so, I have excellent news for you. Hope has a ton of ways to get involved on campus, and I’m here to highlight them.
There are a ton of clubs on campus. There’s a pretty comprehensive list on Hope’s website, but you’ll also see them advertised around campus. I’ve been to events for Pre-Law Society, Geek Life, Hope Taekwondo, Nykerk, Prism, and Hope Catholics, but there’s even more to choose from. If you’re interested in an organization but don’t know if you can fit it into your schedule, no worries! Many clubs on campus allow you to come and go as you’re able to, so there’s no pressure. Clubs will also have events that are open to everyone, so you can check it out even if you aren’t associated with the organization at all.
Faith life at Hope is vibrant! Chapel is held in Dimnent on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30-10:52. There’s also an event held on Sundays at 8 pm called the Gathering. If you’re looking for a more personal way to deepen your faith, I recommend joining a bible study. They usually run for about 6 weeks and there are tons of options to choose from. Last semester, I did the Bible Study for Skeptics and I highly recommend it if you’re a person with a lot of questions. Besides those, campus ministries will hold other events from time to time, so keep an eye out.
If you’re looking for something to do, there are always events happening on campus. On Hope’s website there is a calendar tab, where all upcoming events are listed. There will also be events listed on the bulletin boards around campus, on the screens in the Bultman Student Center (BSC) and Phelps, and in the This Week at Hope newsletter to students. One recurring event to keep an eye out for is Something Every Tuesday, which is put on by the Student Activities Committee. Every Tuesday in the BSC there’s a different activity held. I highly recommend checking it out.
Go Get Involved!
Hope has many great ways to get involved on campus, whether it’s through a club, campus ministries, or other events. Also, if there’s something you’re looking for that isn’t currently offered, it’s super easy to start your own club. So what are you waiting for? Go get involved!