What does it mean to "get involved"
College isn’t just about studying. It’s also about building relationships, trying new things, learning more about yourself, and staying active. CCC offers many opportunities for involvement through a wide range of activities like:
- Being a part of one our clubs or organizations (or start your own!)
- Joining or attending Student Association, the student voice to CCC.
- Attending one of our student activities
- Joining an intercollegiate athletic team
- Playing in intramural athletics
- Working out in the fitness center
- Being a part of the National Society of Leadership and Success
- Playing a game in our game room
- Taking part in Perry Hall programs
For information regarding getting involved, student activities, or Student Association, contact Student Life.
Benefits of Involvement
There are many benefits of getting involved! Not only are you helping yourself, but also CCC and the larger community. Here are some of the benefits of involvement:
- Develop leadership skills
- Becoming connected to CCC (feeling a sense of "place")
- Make a difference on campus and in the Southern Tier region
- Make new friends
- Gain a sense of achievement
- Enjoy a variety of experiences
- Impress potential employers and future schools
- Have fun!
How to Begin
You can begin very easily by asking yourself the following questions:
- "What are my current areas of interest?"
- "What is important to me?"
- "What are my passions?"
- "Where can I best contribute?"
- "What am I looking to gain from this experience?"
- "What activity best fits my schedule and availability?"
Remember that most organizations are actively seeking new members and are very eager to answer your questions and explain their activities and purpose! Browse the clubs and organizations and find what's right for you.
Making the Most of CCC
- Your activities should complement what you are doing in the classroom, not compete. That's why we call them CO-curricular activities as opposed to EXTRA-curricular activities.
- You should be having fun!
- You should be learning! If you aren't having fun and learning, you might want to reconsider your commitments.
- Don't commit unless you're sure you have the time to follow through.
- Take your time. Be choosy. Try to imagine how your activities will fit into your schedule and your life.
- Be honest with yourself and others about how much you really can balance.