Welcome or welcome back everyone! It is so great to have all of you back on campus and to see the hallways busy and filled with people. To kick off this upcoming school year, I thought I’d write about ways you guys can get involved here at King’s. University is more than just learning and going to your classes. Getting involved is an important part of your full university experience and definitely the best way to meet and make new friends.
If you are interested in becoming a representative of King’s, being a part of events such as open houses, King's view events, encounters weekends, and connecting and interacting with prospective students, families and visitors – joining the ambassador team is a great way for you to get involved. Applications are only open for the first week of school so I highly encourage applying as soon as you can!
Our Student Association supports a variety of clubs. In previous years, we had clubs like the Cross Country Running Club, Science Club, Ping Pong Club and many many more. If you don’t see one that you’re particularly interested in joining, you are more than welcome to start your own! Make sure to keep an eye out for an email containing the Clubs Application Package or feel free to also stop by their office.
King’s has a student government that is run by our SA. They advocate, run events, and provide services for all students here at King’s. There are typically four executive members elected every year. Though this year’s position has been filled, if this is something you are interested in, keep an eye out for nomination information in Spring 2022 and possibly be a part of it next year!
If you are interested in becoming a part of our student government, but you don’t want to make a full commitment to an executive position, SA is starting a General Council this year. There will be four elected student Directors that will be responsible for giving more student input to the Board. Nominations will open this month, so keep an eye out for it.
Student leaders have the opportunity to be a part of different groups and get involved in different ways. These positions are in the area of Campus Ministries, International Program, Commuter Program, Community Wellness, Indigenous Program, Residence and Student Success. If you’re interested in more information about this, check out their page here.
There are two ways that you can get involved with the Student Publications. We have The Chronicle, which is the student newspaper, and the Ballyhoo, which is more of a creative arts publication. This one is definitely a great and fun way to develop and express your creativity and practice your writing skills.
Well there you have it everyone! Hopefully these gave you some ideas and encouragement to join a group. From my experience, getting involved has become a huge part of my university journey. Plus, you get to meet new people and be a part of fun and exciting things.
All the best,