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Obtaining one's education in a higher education institution such as JMU, does not simply involve attending classes. Learning also takes place outside of classrooms. Getting involved will not only help you explore different personal interests, passions and hobbies that you may have, but it will help develop and gain important skills and experiences that will beneficial for your personal and professional life. Besides the programs listed in the left navigation under "get involved", here are additional ways that you can get involved at JMU.

  • Office of Student Activities and Involvement
    - Did you know that there are over 300 student organizations on this campus? Whether you are interested in cultural, religious, special interest organizations or if you wish to join a fraternity or even want to form your own organization stop by the Office of Student Activities and Involvement!
  • Recreation Center (UREC)
    - UREC's mission statement is to promote and advance healthy lifestyles through educational programs, participation opportunities, and support services. In other words, if you are looking to exercise, play a sport, go on a hike, join a team sport, etc… go to UREC!
  • Community Service Learning
    - Are you interested in volunteering in a local soup kitchen, build a house, or give a presentation about your culture/ language/ home country to local high school students? The Community Service Learning (CS-L) office can help you. Furthermore you can take part in Alternative Break Programs and work with national and international communities over the breaks.