Boston University has an extremely diverse student population, so this means a diverse population of interests. This diverse population of interests has led BU to obtain over 500 student clubs and organizations on campus. One of my favorite parts about BU is how easy it is to get involved in so many different activities and organizations on campus. From photography to religion to business to Greek life, BU has over 500 student organizations covering almost every single interest you could ever have.
As a freshman, my biggest piece of advice is to attend Splash during freshman move-in weekend. Splash is an annual event hosted by BU’s Student Activities Office (SAO) held every fall semester during freshman move-in weekend that encourages students to get involved and sign up for a plethora of clubs and organizations on campus. Splash isn’t just open to incoming freshman though, any student can attend and sign up for all the different clubs and organizations at BU. For example, Greek life, sports teams, accapella groups, and much more.
For students hoping to get involved in community service BU’s Community Service Club (CSC) is a great way to immediately become involved in not only community service throughout BU but throughout the city of Boston and beyond.
Another awesome way for students to become involved in community service is by joining a Greek organization. Believe it or not, Greek life is not all about social events. At BU, a large part of Greek life is philanthropy and giving back to the community.
Splash is a great way for all students to get involved if they find a club or organization they’re interested in. The one issue – Splash is always overcrowded with eager freshman wanting to know just about everything about every single club. My advice would be attend Splash near the end of the event (within the last hour) because there won’t be as many people. Another issue – there is A LOT to sign up for. Don’t sign up for everything. Signing up for every single club that is remotely interesting to you will only get you on every single organization’s email list for the rest of your college career. Pick and choose your clubs wisely, you can’t realistically be in every single one!
In my opinion, there are no “bad” clubs at BU. BU has so many different clubs and organizations to get involved in, so find something that is of interest to you on the student activities website and start there. And, if there isn’t a club or organization you’re interested in at BU, if that is at all possible, then start your own club!