Opportunities for engagement outside the classroom exist across campus. Colleges, departments, residence halls, fraternities, sororities, Student Government, as well as various other organizations sponsor programs and activities which contribute to the personal growth of students. Involvement activities provided by various departments and organizations include games and sports, social functions, dramatics, dances, music, films, lectures, and other programs. In addition, students may choose to participate in over 275 recognized student organizations, which are formed around academic pursuits, politics, athletics, social interests, culture, religion, service and other interests.
Believing that such participation contributes to the total development of the student, the University encourages students to participate in extracurricular programs. Complete information about student activities and volunteer opportunities are available from the Student Involvement Center on the main level of the Memorial Union.