Often, college campuses get caught up in the thrill of sports teams. Sports are constantly talked about among the students, faculty, and are even brought up in campus wide emails. This is true for any college but especially Grove City College. Now, I’m not saying sports are bad. Many people love sports… I just don’t happen to be one of those people. I’ve never been very competitive so I don’t tend to participate in sports nor am I very athletically inclined. Frankly, I’m terrible at almost every sport.
So, what is there left to do on campus? If you and your friends don’t want to participate in the sporting events, is there even a place for you at Grove City College?
Of course there is! I’m here to tell you that you do belong here. Just because sports take the spotlight doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways for your passions and hobbies to be utilized and explored on campus.
Here are a few ideas
Have you heard about our ceramics department? If you take a class or become a student worker, the studio is open for your use. Some of our students have spent countless hours creating beautiful pieces in our studio. Or you can learn from our drawing masters here on campus.
We also offer classes in things like racquetball, karate, and ballroom dancing. There is the bowling alley. There is recreational swimming (if you want exercise).
Ceramics or art not your thing? Or you’d rather not pile more classes onto your already packed schedule? Or you don’t want to do anything related to sports?
Well, we have a theatre department that would love to see you showcase your skills! (Even if you aren’t an amazing actor or singer, we could use you! There is no small part, just small(er) actors!)
We have amazing writing clubs and organizations. Check out The Echo or The Quad our two literary magazines. We also have The Fireside Poet Society which showcases the hidden poetic talents of our students.
There are countless other organizations and clubs. Have you heard about the Adopt A Grandparent Society or have you considered writing for the Collegian (the campus newspaper)? We also have outdoorsy clubs, a Quidditch team, and dancing clubs.
We even have political clubs! Check out both the Republican and Democrat clubs, especially if you aren’t sure where you land on politics.
Sororities and Fraternities are always an option if you want to form a close bond with likeminded people
Have a board game (or card game) night. Bake some goodies in one of our dormitory kitchens! Reserve the firepit for a sing-along or scary story night… or just to hang out and chat around a fire.
Bring a hammock and tie it to a tree. Spread a blanket out in the grass to either study or lounge on. Some of the best times can come from lying quietly in nature with friends.
But say you already have a group of friends and need something to do together. You don’t see anything you like?
Create Your Own Club
Feel free to make up your own club! It’s a simple process. All you need to do is check out the Crimson Handbook for the instructions on how to form an official club. Too much hassle? You can form an unofficial club!
You don’t have to be involved in sports to have a fulfilling time here on campus. Whether you want to participate in sports or attend sporting events is entirely up to you. There is so much joy to be found in attending the events and cheering on our teams but if that isn’t your cup of tea, why don’t you try out some of the things I suggested?