Yuba College presents students with many opportunities to participate in social and political activities. The campus provides various sporting events, clubs, student government positions, dances, theatrical productions and musical performances, among other programs. With all these activities, one would think that Yuba College students would eagerly become active and involved members of the campus and community.
Unfortunately, this is not the case. Rather than taking advantage the on-campus activities, most Yuba College students stay detached and absent. Students make various excuses for not getting involved by saying things like, “With work and school there is no time to get involved in anything else.” This is hardly a reason since many of the club meetings and events occur during the noon hour, a time when many students are on campus with very few classes offered.
Other students say, “Nothing here really interests me.” But Yuba College has a wide variety of events ranging from cultural, religious and political clubs to an informative on-campus lecture series, from dances to sporting events.
Students also attempt to justify their lack of involvement by criticizing the activities and organizers of them. In this case, students who make absolutely no effort to improve college life are criticizing those who are actually trying to do something about it. A little less whining and more contribution could result in events and activities everyone will like.Still, to their credit, a few faculty and student groups continue to plan events for our benefit. Our sports teams continue to compete at their highest potential for our college prestige. Drama and music groups continue to put time and effort into their performances for our entertainment.
Yet, Yuba College students continue to reject the chance to get involved. Students have an overwhelming sense of indifference when it comes to participating or showing support for campus events, but seem to spend a great deal of time complaining about them.
While working to better your academic future is a fantastic goal, there is no reason to disregard the opportunities to enjoy campus life. By getting involved in activities and showing a sense of pride in the campus, students would be able to participate in events that could broaden perspectives, encourage friendships and promote a real joy in education.
A suggestion to all students is to take advantage of the opportunities available on the Yuba College campus.
With a change of attitude, all students could find some way to get involved in campus-life activities, thus giving themselves a renewed energy and enthusiasm for education.