Around this time of year, New Year’s resolutions are drafted only to be discarded just weeks, or even days later. With the start of a new semester, Florida State’s academic and social opportunities afford students the chance to be successful in the new semester, and stay committed to making the best of 2023.
While the majority of incoming students get their start at Florida State in the summer or fall, a sizable number of students will begin their time as Seminoles in the upcoming spring semester, which is only days away. If you are a new student, or determined to not flake out on your New Year’s resolution, you may wish to accomplish your goals by involving yourself with some of clubs and teams at Florida State this semester.
On January 10, the involvement fair will be held at the Student Union at 5 p.m., in Room 2203. At this event, a diverse set of student organizations will be tabling, allowing students who are interested to inquire. These groups range anywhere from fraternities and sororities, to sporting clubs, and academic teams. Whether you have professional, social, or fitness goals for the coming year, the involvement fair will be a cornucopia of opportunity for ambitious students in 2023.
For those who are interested in team sports, or just want a better physique in 2023, sports clubs will hold their recruiting night on January 12 at 5:30 PM on Landis Green. Sports clubs ranging from lacrosse, to rugby, to flag football, ultimate frisbee and more will likely be in attendance. In total, there are 36 individual sports clubs for students to take part in.
Florida State’s student-run organizations can also help students advance their career ambitions. For the politically-minded student, groups like Across the Aisle for bipartisan discourse exist. Or, if you are grounded in your beliefs, groups like College Republicans and Students for a Democratic Society are welcoming to anyone interested in joining.
Greek life is also not exclusively for the partying type. Several fraternities exist for the sake of networking across multiple fields. Nole Central lists several fraternities for students who intend to pursue law, business, or the medical field.
Make the most of the New Year
New Year’s resolutions often seem destined to fail. Perhaps this is due to the practice being so closely tied to the tradition of celebrating the start of the year, which admittedly wears off quickly. Getting involved in an organization on campus may not only allow students to remain committed to whatever their goal may be, but will likely greatly benefit our university.
Happy New Year from the Capitol Collegian!