Although it may be the end of the school year here at DU, it’s never too late for Pios to try something new. This spring, why not take on a new hobby or interest to feel more involved and excited for the coming school year.
First and foremost, the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CEESL) has a particular organization within them called DU Service and Change (DUSC). This club holds biweekly meetings and welcomes new members at any point in the year. The club is based on multiple service opportunities that take place throughout each quarter. This quarter, they have several events coming up including volunteering for Culture Fest, planting trees for Arbor Day and the most anticipated5th Annual Day of Action. This event is taking place on April 29 and can use all of the help it can get as hundreds of elementary students are spending the day at DU to learn what college is all about. This event is intended to help younger students who would otherwise not be thinking of college to start including college in their plans.
Another option to take full advantage of the season is intramurals. The Ritchie Center has tons of options including volleyball, basketball, broomball, racquetball, ice hockey and outdoor sports flag football, ultimate frisbee, tennis singles and soccer. This is a fun way to destress from classwork and meet new people, while taking advantage of the incredible weather and sunshine.
There are also outdoor clubs that are perfect for the season to go biking, hiking, camping and even have water adventures. The main two accessible to students are the Alpine Club and Backpacking Club. Alpine Club hosts trips almost every weekend of all types: the desert, mountains and everything in between. Backpacking Club has similar trips, though spread out more throughout the weeks. Each allows members to pay individually for trips depending on their interests.
Finally, it’s the perfect season to explore sustainability groups on campus with all of the events coming up to get involved in. Whether it’s the Center for Sustainability volunteer positions or groups like Divest DU, there are a lot of options on campus. April 22 is both the Sustainability Summit on campus ans an accompanying March for Science in Downtown Denver. The following Saturday, April 29 is the People’s Climate March. Both of these days will be full of opportunities to support sustainability priorities throughout the country and on campus.
Whether it’s a service club, outdoor adventure club or sustainability group, there are countless ways to get involved at DU both on and off campus.