The relationships you create at school are ones you will cherish for the rest of your life. But do you feel lonely at your university, feel like you don’t have a friend group to belong to, or just don’t know where to start when it comes to making new friends at school? The best thing to do is to keep an open mind and try various activities to create your own community at your university.
Join an Organization or a Club
The easiest way to meet someone is to have a common interest, and that is exactly what a club or an organization will do. And these clubs and organizations don’t have to last only through college. This is something that you can maintain for as long as you want! If you can’t find a club or organization that interest you, then start your own club. You would be surprised by how many other people may have the same interest as you.
Join a Fraternity or Sorority
Fraternities and sororities are similar to clubs and organizations; however, these organizations focus on brotherhood and sisterhood as well as serving the community. The cool thing about a sorority and fraternity is that not everyone has the exact same interest and background, so you have the opportunity to meet new people who you wouldn’t normally meet. With a fraternity and sorority comes friendships, and those friendships can last a lifetime.
Get a Job on Campus
Most schools have opportunities to work on campus, and this is a great way to make friends. Not only will you spend time with these people at work, but these are people who you may have classes with and see around on campus as well. By working on campus, you and the other students working have something in common and are in the same stage of life. You’ll have someone you can relate to and see consistently at school.
Go to a Sporting Event
There are always large crowds at sporting events and this is a great place to meet people. Once again if you are interested in the sporting event, you automatically have a common interest with multiple people there! This a great way to meet people in the stands, tailgating party, and an after event. Why not show your school spirit and make new friends at the same time?
You have up to four (or maybe more) years at college, so why not make the best of it and create long lasting relationships? Put yourself out there and create your own community and make new friends.