RMU students explore ways to get involved on campus

Jax Kelly

On Wednesday, Sept. 6, hundreds of students gathered at the Nicholson walkway to explore all of the clubs and organizations Robert Morris University has to offer.

“It’s a great way to get acquainted with campus and see all that the university has to offer,” said Mia Krolczyk, freshman engineering major.

RMU is home to more than 200 clubs and organizations, ranging from major-based organizations such as the Actuarial Science Club to club sports teams, and some “unconventional” organizations like the Lego Club and the Paranormal Mythology Club. According to Marina Topa, freshman nursing major, “It’s amazing to see all of the clubs presented at one time. (The fair) really gave me an idea about how many clubs there are here.”

“It’s a great way for us to meet with students and get to know our potential members,” said Lizz Heiman, the faculty advisor for the Coalition for Christian Outreach. Some of the other organizations present at the fair included Student Government, Best Buddies, and the Student Program Board.

The Center for Global Engagement was also present, encouraging students to study abroad during their time at RMU. The center offers several study abroad options including Faculty-Led Education Abroad Programs (FLEAPs), semester study abroad options and summer study abroad programs. Opportunities are available in Ireland, Australia, South Africa and many other countries around the globe. “I love knowing that I have the opportunity to get outside of my comfort zone and experience a new culture while earning credit toward my degree,” said Haley Boyden, freshman actuarial science major.

Whether students were there for club sports, Greek life or religious organizations, one thing is clear: student involvement is a priority at RMU. The best way to stay up to date with all that’s happening on campus is through Revolution, RMU’s social network for clubs and organizations. And if there is a club that students want which is currently not available, the Office of Student Life is always open to suggestions for new organizations.