BY KELLY DZIALO
Whether a student is new to the County College of Morris (CCM) community or is a seasoned veteran of multiple years, there are many opportunities for involvement in the campus community that many are unaware of.
CCM boasts has over 45 active clubs, from co-curricular clubs to honor societies, special interest crews to religious organizations, and more. The bi-annual Welcome Back Bash features many CCM clubs at the beginning of each semester to give students the opportunity to get involved.
The Spring Welcome Back Bash, sponsored by the Student Activities Programming Board, will be hosted from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31 in the Student Community Center (SCC).
Most clubs have a presence at the Bash, allowing students to join clubs they truly identify with.
Students passionate about different cultures can join the Diversity Club as they explore the world through guest speakers, field trips, and on-campus programs. Pretty Girls Sweat capitalize on a living a healthy lifestyle through various group activities. Active Minds “increase the awareness of the campus community about issues surrounding mental health symptoms related to mental health disorders and various mental health resources.”
Clubs are an integral part of many students’ college experiences. Many students develop skills to present on a resume, such as time management, as well as qualities to grow and extend into their professional lives.
Moreover, students connect with peers outside the classroom, connecting on perhaps deeper levels than class time allows. Clubs focus on a community setting that allows relationships to flourish, uniting people with similar interests.
The Welcome Back Bash allows students to meet current members, leaders, and advisers of current clubs on campus. The event is a great opportunity to plug into a club at the beginning of this spring semester.
At any point in the year, the Campus Life Information Window in the SCC can provide an up-to-date list of when and where CCM’s student clubs meet.