Student Orgs Faq

  • Student involvement is an essential part of the Texas State experience. Balancing student involvement with academic excellence is the best way to ensure a dynamic and enriching educational experience. In addition to providing, you with real world learning opportunities, co-curricular involvement gives you the chance to engage with other members of the Bobcat community and help you find your sense of belonging.

  • There are many ways to get involved during your freshman year at Texas State University. Check the Student Organization Directory to see if there is a chapter of the organization in which you are interested currently on campus. Also, at the beginning of each semester there is a Student Organization Fair in which you can meet many organizations and get more information.

  • You are not the only person who may feel uncomfortable wandering into a room full of strangers or meeting new peers. As hard as it may be, it is a little easier to do if you know that you have something in common with those people. By searching for organizations and groups that focus on topics or do activities that you find interesting, you know that you will have something to talk about with everyone in that room.

  • The best way to know where you fit is to know who you are, what you have passion for, and what resources are available to you. Texas State University has so much to offer that it is difficult to understand everything that is happening. Many times, students have passion and energy, but they do not know where to target their efforts.

    The Office of Student Involvement is in place to help you direct your efforts. The experienced staff is highly knowledgeable of events, organizations, and departments on campus. If you would like to set up a meeting with someone on our staff member, please

  • You can encourage your friends to seek out involvement in the same way you would recommend a movie or a good place to eat! Try it out and then tell them about your experiences. Apply what you know about your friends (interests, schedules, personalities) when you make recommendations. Offer to take them with you when you go to a campus event and introduce them to a few people while you’re there to help break the ice.

  • Getting involved can potentially help you meet faculty and staff members or other professionals with experience in your field. Plus, as you get more involved in an organization, you’ll have the opportunity to practice leadership skills, which are transferable to your career. In today’s competitive job market, employers look for students who are well-rounded and have not simply spent their college years attending class. Get involved in organizations that interest you and taking leadership roles in those organizations will give you skills that are highly marketable to future employers and will cause you to stand out in the applicant pool.

  • The Office of Student Involvement is located on the fourth floor of the LBJ Student Center, 4-2.1.

  • You have never missed your chance to get involved! Many student organizations accept new members throughout the year. Other ways to get involved include searching for groups on Instagram, talking to friends who are involved in activities that interest you. Also, attend campus events and get to know your professors and faculty members in your major – you never know when a new connection may lead to an excellent opportunity to get involved and find your passion!