Today is Day 2 of our introduction into getting involved at UNT. Yesterday we talked about all the ways you can get involved at the REC center. Today we are going to hit a little closer to home, or should I say…class. I am going to give you a glimpse into the academic and professional student organizations you could be involved with.
Academic groups are a place where you can meet other students who are interested in the same academic topic. Some join because it is associated with their major, others join because they have a passion for the subject. You do not have to be a chemistry or criminal justice major to join the Forensic Science Club. Maybe you want to major in Marketing, but you are addicted to CSI and want to learn about forensics just for fun…well you can. The group told me that they meet once a month and often bring in guest speakers and take tours of local crime labs.
The Mona Lisa, Avant-Garde, Picasso…if you have an eye for art (or like me, would like to develop one) then you could check out the Art History Society. You do not have to be an art major, you just need to have an interest in it. The Art History Society meets every other week and host art lectures and museum trips throughout the year.
So I just told you about 2 of the many academic clubs at UNT. Next I am going to share with you some information about the professional organizations, which are focused on a shared major or professional goal.
Are you a business major? Then you might be interested in Phi Chi Theta, which is a co-ed professional business and economics fraternity. Joining a professional student group is a great way to make connections in your field of study (and possibly a post-graduate J-O-B) and to meet other students that share your major and maybe a few classes. Phi Chi Theta requires all potential members to be a business related major, have a 2.8 gpa and to be able to attend bi-weekly meetings.
If you want to get involved then an academic or professional student group might be for you. I highly encourage you to check out any group you are interested in joining and ask them:
-are there membership requirements? If so, what are they?
-what time commitments are there if I join?
Since we are talking about getting involved this week, tell us in the comment section what you were involved with in high school and you could win in this week’s Friday drawing!