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Finding your niche or comfort zone at a school the size of the University of Colorado can be challenging and intimidating. The so-called tyranny of choice, as they say.
With a broad universe of possibilities from which to choose, it can be a dizzying process to zero in on what might be your sweet spot, for connecting with people who speak your language or can steer you to new adventures.
CU offers an exhaustive list of clubs which you might expect to find on a campus half the size of Boulder’s. A Federalist Society? Of course. A CU Women in Business Club? Check. A Naval ROTC chapter? Indeed.
But there are many others you might not find on every campus. If CU doesn’t offer what you’re looking for in a club membership, someone is probably in the process of forming it. Here is a sampling of what is out there, beyond those that you might have presumed.
A-hooray! Aromantic-Asexual Student Society
No website; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a group for aromantic and asexual people and their allies. It strives to foster community, discussion, outreach and safe space. It states that “in a campus dominated by unsafe, private and sexualized discussion,” the club brings sexual preference, consent and community into a safe, open discussion.
Anime Anonymous is a club for people who enjoy watching Anime Japanese Animation and studying Japanese entertainment culture. The club aims to support cultural awareness by displaying Japanese visual culture. Additionally, it helps Japanese language students practice and to listen to spoken Japanese.
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Eye Resist aims to do just that — utilize what it terms the third eye, or the mind, to resist what the group describes as “the patriarchal norms of society and use our higher education to bring awareness to the issues that may not otherwise be spoken about or issues that may not even be known.” It is affiliated with CU’s Department of Ethnic Studies.
Lace Up Stand Up
The group’s mandate is to empower and unite youth against bullying. It has developed a leadership curriculum that provides students with the tools needed to combat bullying themselves through witness intervention techniques. It also forms extensions of Lace Up Stand Up, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, focused on the task of expanding its message through a chapter system, creating chapters at high schools and elsewhere, empowering students and creating young future leaders.
Performers Without Borders
No website; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Performers Without Borders says its mission is to utilize the communicative power of theater to inspire individuals to use their voices effectively in speaking out and acting on their local and global concerns.
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The club seeks to provide others with knowledgeable, unbiased awareness towards the use of psychadelic drugs within our society. Its goal is to achieve this through guest speakers, films and discussion. Its hopes to demonstrate how psychadelics could be used in fields such as psychology, neuroscience and health care.
No website; Email: RestoringEden@colorado.edu
This group will focus on God-centered environmental stewardship by following Christian principles of love and humility, appreciating nature and the beauty in God’s creation, and partaking in tangible eco-actions in order to serve God and others.
Scotch and Cigar Appreciation Group
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To promote networking between students, primarily based around the enjoyment of scotch and cigars. This social club shows interested members how to enjoy these things correctly and responsibly, while not simply acting as just a drinking club. Members say they appeal “to an older demographic.”
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It’s not what you might think. The slackers student organization at CU works toward community involvement in the sport of slacklining, through safe and sustainable practices.
The Super Geeks
No website; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Super Geeks describes itself as an organization dedicated to exploring and sharing multiple avenues of the geek and nerd influence on popular culture. Comic books, graphic novels, manga, Dungeons & Dragons, as well as the television and movies based around these media will be the primary focus of the group. The Super Geeks hope to share knowledge of everything from aliens and Anime to the Zerg and Vulcans.
The Uke Troupe
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It’s as simple as do-re-mi. If you own a ukulele and want to play with fellow uke players, you’re encouraged to join the Uke Troupe.
Wolf-Pac at CU
No website; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of Wolf-Pac say they are dedicated toward ending corporate tyranny in America and giving the power of the U.S. government back to the people and counter policies that forsake the health and well-being of the American people. Wolf-Pac aims to pressure local congressmen to call for an Article Five Convention and amend the constitution, ending corporate personhood and mandating that political campaigns be financed by the people.
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