University of Vermont

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Getting Involved

Student Clubs and Organizations

High energy and commitment characterize every aspect of life at UVM. The Department of Student Life along with the Student Government Association keep UVM's student clubs and organizations running like well-oiled machines. Student Life considers these main categories of involvement:

Community service programs

Be a big buddy to a local child, work with people whose second language is English, coach athletes with disabilities, and more. Chances to get involved with the Burlington community and beyond are plentiful.

How to get involved: Volunteer opportunities (Community Service TREK for incoming first year students, Volunteers in Action, and Alpha Phi Omega co-ed service fraternity, and more) each have their own distinct contacts for getting involved. View contacts and more ways to engage on the Student Life website.

Campus Programs

Campus Programs brings the fun to you, UVM. Laugh it up with comedians such as Seth Meyers, Bo Burnham, or Jon Stewart; check out headliners like MGMT, Mac Miller and of Montreal; or become a regular at our monthly events (Pub Quiz, Bingo, Crafts and Snacks, etc). Check out more events on the Student Life website.

How to get involved: Show up! Check out the UVM BORED calendar for stuff to do, on and off campus or be a part of bringing high quality and diverse events to campus by joining the student-lead UVM Program Board.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Volunteering, formal events, organized fund raisers, camaraderie: Greek life remains a 175-year tradition at UVM and attracts many students to its 14 active chapters.

How to get involved: Learn more on the Fraternity & Sorority Life website.

Student Media

Hone your journalism skills with The Vermont Cynic — UVM's award-winning student newspaper; join "The Better Alternative" WRUV 90.1 FM's student-run radio station; go on-air or work behind-the-scenes with UVMTv student-run station.

How to get involved: Contact the student media advisor, info on the Student Life website.

Outdoor programs

Vermont's natural playground beckons an exploration of the outdoors. There are opportunities for all skill levels across a variety of terrain - mountains, lakes, rivers, high peaks, and snow.

How to get involved: Hike, paddle, climb, bike, or explore swimming holes and waterfalls with UVMs biggest club, the Outing Club. These outdoor and environmental clubs are also very active on campus. The Assistant Director for Outdoor Programs provides four-season wilderness trips, technical skill development and leadership training. Learn more.

Student Government Association recognized clubs

Aikido club, a cappella singing, dancing, canoeing, college republicans, student-run farms, service opportunities, media, even a Swing and Salsa Society, Ultimate Frisbee Club and more. The Student Government Association's list of over 170 recognized student clubs is as varied as the students who join. View sports and clubs-at-a-glance (PDF).

How to get involved: Each club has a separate contact and can be learned on the SGA club website.

Intramurals and club sports

It's easy to meet people and make friends through sports: consider a club team through SGA or intramural sports or fitness programs through Campus Recreation.

How to get involved: Club sports are organized through the Student Government Association (think: club field hockey, rugby, figure skating, ice hockey (men's and women's, etc).

Intramurals (we're talking broomball, kickball, 3-3 basketball, etc.) and fitness programs (Zumba, yoga, pilates, CrossFit, etc.) are organized through UVM Campus Recreation. Learn more about the options.

Last modified October 28 2013 12:47 PM