Student organizations in NC colleges

High schools offer a variety of clubs and organizations for students to participate in. A few offered at Leesville include National Honors Society, Rubik’s Cube club, Political club, Spanish club, Car club, and more.

Students tend to join these clubs and organizations to gain leadership and experience to include on their college applications, not because they are really interested in the group.

However, once in college, students tend to join clubs and organizations because they actually have an interest in the group and want to be more involved.

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is home to a plethora of student organizations unique to its location. There is a Surf Club, a SCUBA Club, a Sailing Club, a Stand Up Paddle Board Club, and other “beachy” groups.

According to the UNCW SeaOrg website, “the purpose of the UNCW Surf Club is to provide a surf-oriented, recreational, instructional, competitive, and conservation-minded organization for current UNCW students, faculty, and staff.”

The SCUBA Club “create[s] a social network that connects UNCW divers and potential UNCW divers. Activities include guest speakers, movie nights, and facilitation of regional group dive trips. Additionally, the club has an aim to educate the public about current water issues such as pollution and overfishing.” UNCW also has a Sailing Club and a Stand Up Paddle Board Club.

Appalachian State University has a huge list of clubs and organizations to choose from. Some are unique to the school’s location, like the Snowboard Team. ASU also offers a Racquetball Club, a Solar Club, and a 90’s Culture Club.

One of ASU’s more interesting clubs is the 90’s Culture Club. The Appalachian Online posted an article describing the club: “A group of 15 students munched on their favorite childhood cereals, viewed music videos like the Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’ and NSYNC’s ‘Pop’ and watched two episodes of the Nickelodeon classic ‘Hey Arnold.’”

NC State has a wakeboard and waterski club, a paintball club, a Bow Tie Club, a Rowing club, and tons more.

One of NC State’s stranger clubs, that is exclusive to guys, is the bronies. According to the organizations website, the club is for fans of the internet phenomenon My Little Pony. “Friendship is Magic. We are a collection of artists, writers, musicians, and enthusiasts that are always looking to meet new ponies (members). Some of the activities we do include viewings of new episodes and large-scale meetups open to both club members and guests from the central North Carolina area. Don’t forget to sign up on the forum at ncbronies.com to keep up to date on meetup events both great and small.”

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is full of law-related clubs and student organizations. American Constitution Society (ACS), Carolina Public Interest Law Organization (CPILO), and International and Comparative Law Organization are just a few that are offered at the school. In addition, the school offers student organizations such as Disc Golf Club, Billiards Club, Fishing Club, Photography Association, Water Polo Club, and more.

All schools in North Carolina have similar clubs and organizations that are unique to the environment around them. If for some reason, you do not find a club that interests you, make one!

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