So many ways to get involved on campus this semester

Between the community and campus clubs, there's something for everyone

Clubs Day is a staple among TRU campus event-goers. It's filled with ways students can get involved and engage with others on campus. This is the finance club showing off in 2014. (Thompson Rivers University)

Clubs Day is a staple among TRU campus event-goers. It’s filled with ways students can get involved and engage with others on campus. This is the finance club showing off in 2014. (Thompson Rivers University)

If your schedule is not already busy enough, try adding some extracurricular activities. Last year,  Thompson Rivers University had more than 80 student clubs registered. On-campus clubs offer students opportunities to participate with like-minded individuals in many different areas, such as religion, sports, ethnicity, academics and a number of various common interest clubs.

There is an opportunity for students to start new clubs, as well. By visiting the front desk at the Student Union building or going to the TRUSU website, students can start the process of getting a new club up and running. With funding and logistical assistance available through the student union, starting a club on campus is made easy.

The Kamloops community also offers a number of organizations and clubs that are open and available to all. Whether you’re a first-year student or attending your last few semesters at TRU, it is worthwhile to check out which clubs are available. Students can visit TRU’s or TRUSU’s website for more information.

At the beginning of every academic year, TRUSU puts on the Back-to-School BBQ. This year the event will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a number of booths set up for students to sign up for clubs of choice that may strike a chord with them. This is a great way to meet the faces behind the club names.

TRUSU will be hosting Clubs Day on Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be over 60 booths representing different clubs available to students on campus and in the Kamloops community.

Anyone interested in putting on their dancing shoes should look into the Kamloops Square Dancing Club. The club runs September through April. For beginners, there is an introductory lesson, suggested by club president Brent Olsen. Students can expect to pay $6 for each night of dancing.

Costs may also be incurred at other community clubs. For more information contact the clubs ahead of time using the club directory on the TRUSU website.

For building greater connections in class and with peers in the same or similar areas of study, students can look to join one of the 24 different academic clubs registered on campus.

TRU Recreation also offers students plenty of opportunities to get active with intramural sports, fitness classes and other scheduled activities throughout the year.