Getting involved in an extracurricular club could be one of the highlights of your time on campus. Some general club categories are listed for you.

  • Academic Societies: 

Academic societies are among the most popular on campus. They are usually based on an area of study. These societies can be a great benefit to a degree-seeker, because they allow you to connect with other students in the same major and often even to network with professionals from industries in which you plan to seek employment after graduation.

  • Politics:

A political society can give you the platform to confront issues that are important to you, to support a candidate who shares your political views, or to connect with like-minded students and professors. Political Societies can provide you with pathways to civic action, networks for organizing initiatives, and opportunities to connect with party leaders at the local, state, and national level.

  • Societies:

The reasons for joining a media or publication society are as varied as the possibilities these types of clubs offer. A media or publication society focuses on publishing a campus newspaper, creating a website, writing ads, or producing a campus radio, television, or movie broadcast.

  • Community Service and Social Justice Societies:

There are community service societies dedicated to children, seniors, underserved populations, animals, the environment, nature, and on and on. If you have a desire to help, the opportunity to serve likely exists on your campus. Several nationwide service groups maintain campus chapters.

  • Cultural Societies:

On many campuses, societies cater to African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, American Indian/Indigenous students, and other social identity groups. If you are an international student longing to connect with other students who speak your language or understand your cultural experiences, there’s a good chance you can find such a society on your campus.