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Get Involved

Although academics are primary, extracurricular involvement is an important part of your college education. When people hear involvement, they often think of clubs and organizations. While joining a student organization is a popular form of involvement, there are many other ways to get involved at Richmond. Below you will find a list of such opportunities.

Types of Involvement

Student Organizations

Richmond is home to a diverse group of over 150 student organizations. Ranging from academic to cultural to service to student government you're sure to find an organization that meets your interest. In the event that you can't find one that you like, with the help of 10 students you can start your own organization.

Greek Life

The Greek community at the University of Richmond is comprised of fourteen internationally-affiliated Greek letter organizations. Many students find that joining a fraternity or sorority provides them a home away from home and a foundation upon which to build a new and exciting future. In addition, the University of Richmond Greek community opens many doors by providing leadership, academic, athletic, service, and interpersonal opportunities.

Sports Clubs

The University of Richmond sport club program provides the means for all students to enjoy recreation, instruction, and competition in a range of activities through 34 active sports clubs. Sports clubs on campus include men's, women's, and co-ed teams in sports ranging from soccer to ultimate frisbee to ice hockey.

Student Government

There are plenty of opportunities for Richmond students to lead and represent the needs of their peers. In addition to having a separate student government for men and women, Richmond College Student Government Association and Westhampton College Government Association, there are student governments in Jepson (Jepson Student Government Association), Robins School of Business (Robins School of Business Student Government Association), and SPCS (School of Continuing and Professional Studies Student Government Association).

Internships

Students who hold internships gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths.

Research with Faculty

Taking part in undergraduate research opportunities can help students supplement classroom learning, refine career goals, and prepare for the rigors of graduate school.

Civic Engagement

Civic engagement provides members the University of Richmond community with the opportunity to connect with members of the Greater Richmond community in order to understand pressing social problems and to leverage the community's collective knowledge, talents, and resources to find effective and ethical approaches to solving them.

Study Abroad

Study abroad is an essential part of most University of Richmond students'' experience. Richmond offers a complete portfolio of study abroad opportunities for academically qualified students that last either a semester or year through one of our more than 75 programs around the world.

On-Campus Employment

Having a job on campus provides students with the ability to gain experience in a variety of areas and develop a connection to campus, while earning money to help you pay your expenses. Worried that you don't have time to work and go to school? National studies indicate that students who work on campus fewer than 20 hours a week do just as well, if not better, than their non-working counterparts.

Campus Programs & Events

Feel like you don't have time to commit to one of the options above? Consider participating in some of the one-time events and opportunities that allow will allow you to connect with members of the campus community in a meaningful way.

Attend an athletic event
Spider Nights
Campus Concerts
Current game room
Envision Retreat
Homecoming
Investiture or Proclamation Night
Jepson Leadership Forum
Movies in the Pier
Pig Roast
Ring Dance
Q-Camp
Trick or Treat Street