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There is much more to do on the beautiful campus of the University of Northern Colorado than just study.
1. American Indian Student Organization
This club focuses specifically on Native American culture. Understanding and knowledge of this culture is found by studying current issues. The organization often works together with NASS.
2. Bear Den
This club focuses on school spirit and involvement. Run by students for students, the Bear Den supports athletic teams and school pride. Community and camaraderie.
3. Caminando Unidos
This organization is one that all students can be part of, though it is specifically geared towards Dreamers and allies. The goal is to create a safe environment for Dreamers and receive support. Resources invluce study hours, academic support, tutoring, events and retreats.
4. Clay Club
This organization focuses on ceramic arts. It is not limited to the UNC community as well as the surrounding Greeley community. The club hosts pottery sales, lectures and workshops that include visiting artists.
This music organization meets monthly to provide opportunities for students in music. It is a professional organization regarding the knowledge of music practices. Music education, philosophy and function are discussed during meetings.
6. Halau Hula ‘O Ha’aheo
This organization seeks to bring the unique culture of Hawaii. The club represents the desire to share their unique culture and Spirit of Aloha with the university. Meetings are bi-weekly.
7. Manifesto Theater
This is a theater company at the University of Northern Colorado. It provides students with a platform to produce their student work. Practicing artists can also use this as an inclusive creative outlet.
8. Operation: CHEESECAKE
This organization with bi-weekly meetings focuses on performance. The concentration is on social action to promote community unity. Collaboration between the theater and music programs is something that the this group strives to foster.
9. Ping Pong Club
Not every university has an official ping pong club. UNC does! This club is open to all players of all skill levels. Tournaments, doubles and singles are all available. The goal is to provide a “fun, casual way” to meet new people.
10. Printmaking Club
The printmaking club seeks to inform the community of visual arts, specifically printing. Modern day printmaking as well as historical context of printmaking is discussed at their weekly meetings. Local art is also frequently showcased.
Top Events During the School Year at Rider
1. Catalyst: Social Justice Retreat
This retreat in held in January, is a three-day retreat. Participants must apply by November in order to be considered to attend. The focus of this retreat in Estes Park is to discuss diversity and social action. Students, faculty and staff alike attend.
2. Relay for Life
A popular event on college campuses, Relay for Life raises money and awareness for cancer. Students can come together and form teams to raise the most amount of money for cancer research. The event is usually held early April.
3. Basketball Season
The University of Northern Colorado is a Division I school and spirit is everywhere. If you have an interest in athletics of school spirit, the Tar Heels basketball season will keep you on the edge of your seat.
4. Homecoming Weekend
Mid-October marks Homecoming Weekend at UNC. Along with football, alumni, and post-game parties, this weekend is one of celebration, win or lose.
5. Bear Brawl
This gaming festival at UNC is one of the most popular in the nation. It a free event hosted by the eSports club. The festival allows attendees to play games, battle their friends, try out new things and more. It is usually late February.
Feature photo courtesy of UNC: University of Northern Colorado students gather at a game.