10 wonderful ways to widen your involvement

Although we’re already in mid-October and finishing up with midterms, it’s never too late to find more ways to get involved at Loras. Whether you are a first-year ready to join organizations after adjusting to college life, or a senior wanting to finally try a new club, there are plenty of ways to be involved on campus.

  1. Download the Life @ Loras app and read your emails

Organizations tend to have meeting information posted on the app or send an email to all students. This is a simple way to hear from organizations you may not have known existed.

  1. Talk to your teachers or advisor

Many of the majors at Loras have a club that coordinates with the program, and your teachers can help you find out more information.

  1. Talk to your friends

Ask a friend if you can join them at the next meeting of their club, to see if you would want to join yourself.

  1. Visit Spiritual Life

The spiritual life center is a great place to visit, where you can go sit on a couch and meet new people. There are many ways to get involved in spiritual life, like going on the Antioch retreat or being a discovery retreat leader. The office is located on the 4th floor of the ACC, by the nurse’s office. The Antioch registration deadline is October 31st.

  1. Visit the IPO or the Student Life Center

Both are located on the 5th floor of the ACC. These are two centers you can visit to make new friends and find out about things happening on campus.

  1. Join Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon is an organization that raises money for childhood cancer through the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.  The day of the event, where you dance for 12 hours is, April 27. For more information, visit https://www.loras.edu/campus-life/involvement/dm/

  1. Join Greek Life

Loras has one fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and one sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha.

  1. Join the Loras Players

The Loras Players is the theater program at Loras. There are many ways you can be involved. From being an actor in a play or working backstage, there are plenty of opportunities throughout the year.

  1. Attend mass at CTK

CTK or Christ the King is the chapel on campus that holds daily mass, including an 8 p.m. service every Sunday. Fr. Marr is the chaplain on campus, and is a great resource for your spiritual needs. Besides attending mass you can get involved by being a Eucharistic minister, play an instrument, or do other things that go into a mass. To learn more about assisting at mass, email Michael.Bagby@loras.edu

  1. Visit the Loras website

https://www.loras.edu/campus-life/involvement/ has a list of almost all of the organizations on the campus that you can get involved in. Look through there and find everything meant for you, as you continue your journey as a Duhawk at Loras.

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