Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Get involved at USM & Active Student Organizations

Posted on August 27, 2018 in Perspectives
By USM Free Press

By Alex Carrier, Coordinator of Student Activities

Hello, Huskies! Whether this is your first semester at USM or your last, it is always the right time to seek out involvement opportunities and get engaged on campus.

Involvement means different things to different people – for some, it’s being the leader of a student organization, but for others, it could mean having a work-study job on campus, volunteering at a local organization, or doing an internship.

No matter your style, it’s important to find ways to connect to USM beyond your classroom experience. Involvement helps you learn important skills that will make you successful in future endeavors both personally and professionally.

Other opportunities for involvement include attending events on campus and engaging with your peers in social opportunities. The relationships that you develop at USM have the potential to last a lifetime.

If you’re curious to learn more, I would encourage you to check out our website: usm.maine.edu/activities. There you’ll find details about upcoming events, student organizations, and Involvement Coaching sessions. These 30-minute, one-on-one conversations allow us to learn about you, your interests, and your career goals, so that we can provide you with personalized recommendations of different student organizations or involvement opportunities that will be the right fit for you.

One of the best ways to learn about student organizations on campus is to attend one of two Involvement Fairs that we host at the beginning of the semester.

The first is Husky Fest on the Portland Campus, on the lawn outside of Luther Bonney from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m on September 6. The second is from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11 in Gorham, Lower Brooks.

These are just a few of the many Week of Welcome events happening during the beginning of the semester. Check out the others at usm.maine.edu/activities/wow.

Finally, I am always looking for students who are eager to support the many programs and activities that we coordinate throughout the semester.

If you have work-study funding and would be interested in working with me, please shoot me an email! I can be reached at alexandrea.carrier@maine.edu or 780-5624.

I am so excited that you’re joining the USM family, and I can’t wait to have you participate in the campus community through involvement.

Active Student Organizations:

Accounting Society/Club
Alpha Omega
Alpha Xi Delta
American Sign Language Club (ASL)
Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA)
Black Organization for Student Success
Board of Student Organizations
Campus Kitchen Project
Circle K Club
Collegiate National Association for Music Education (CNAFME)
Commuter Student Association
Engineering Student Committee (ESC)
Engineers Without Borders
Environmental Science Student Group (ESG)
Exercise Science Student Association (ESSA)
Film Club
Foodies for Social Justice
Gamma Iota Sigma (formerly Risk and Insurance Club)
Geography-Anthropology Student Association
Global Affairs Economic and Environmental Emissaries
Gorham Campus Activities Board (GCAB)
Honors Student Organization
Huskies for Reproductive Health
Husky Veterans
Kappa Phi Delta NAS – Kappa Iota
Latinx Student Group
Martial Arts Club
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Student Speech and Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
National Student Teachers of Singers (Student NATS)
Native American Student Alliance
Navigators
Outdoor Adventures Board (OAB)
Phi Mu Delta Fraternity
Pre-Health Professions
Psychology Club
Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA)
Southern Maine Hillel
Student Marketing Association
Student Nurses Organization
Student Performing Artists (SPA)
Student Senate
Table Top Games
The Bridge
Tourism and Hospitality Student Group (TAHSG)
USM Dance Team
USM Scuba Club
USM Socialists
USM Students Without Borders
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