The Lowdown: How To Get Involved at Concordia
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There are many opportunities to get involved here at Concordia. Here I will list the different programs we have as well as offer a brief explanation.
Clubs and Organizations
Concordia University Irvine offers a number of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. A club fair will be held in the beginning of the year for students to learn more about each club. If you want to create a club, you need to download the clubs and organizations proposal packet and forward it to Brianna Springer.
Students groups can be found at the bottom of the clubs and organizations page. Current groups include CUI Bono, student leadership, student newspaper, speech and debate, student yearbook, theatre, and music ensembles. Groups are a great option for new students because groups typically consist of like minded people making it easy to make new friends.
Also known as The Associated Students of Concordia University Irvine, ASCUI is pretty much the voice of the students to administration. In order to be apart of ASCUI, you’d need to be elected in. All information regarding the elections can be found here. ASCUI is a good opportunity for those who want to hold leadership positions on campus.
The Leadership, Education, and Development Program is all about student involvement. Different teams focus on different activities such as intramural sports and outdoor rec. Applications are available in January for the following school year.
If you would like to get involved in our church ministry, then abby west is the place to go. For more information, please contact Reverend Quinton Anderson.
These people are the Peer Advising Leaders. Everyone who comes to Concordia will have a PAL so they play a very important role here at Concordia. They are here for all new students to help make that transition easier. Sometime during the year, students who are interested in becoming a PAL will have the opportunity to shadow them to get a better idea of what they do. If you are interested, you can apply in January for the following school year.
An RA is a Resident Assistant who lives in the dorms to monitor, manage, and engage with students. This is a tough job but it can also be rewarding, plus you receive free housing. Applications are available in January for the following school year.
Living Learning Communities
Living Learning Communities are theme-based residential learning environments. They often hold events to engage students so this is a great way to get active and meet people.
Working on Campus
Another way to get involved is by working on campus. Many students chose to work on campus and it not only gets you involved, but you get paid as well. Check out the career website for current job openings. Jobs are usually posted before and after the first week of school so check frequently.
If I missed anything please feel free to leave a comment below. There are so many ways to get involved on campus that I am bound to forget something. Best of luck to our new and returning Concordia students for the 2014-2015 school year!