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How to Help Your New Student Navigate Involvement

By Hal Sullivan

Extracurricular activities assist students in their exploration of interests and new ideas and development of leadership skills that last a lifetime. The University of Mississippi’s Office of Leadership & Advocacy seeks to connect every new student with meaningful opportunities outside the classroom. We do this by serving as the university’s leadership and involvement hub, with more than 350 student organizations that are registered and active through our office. These student organizations are categorized and easy to explore through MSync, our online involvement database.

How can you help?

Of course, college is a time to let your student grow and truly discover his or her own interests and passions in a way that goes deeper than the high school experience. We want to empower your student to create and follow his or her own path!

You can assist us in our quest to get your new student connected to student organizations by encouraging him or her to explore MSync. University students only need to log in to OrgSync with their university web ID and password. Once logged in, they will be able to view student organizations, request information from student leaders, and learn about upcoming activities and events planned around campus and in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community.

As staff in the Office of Leadership & Advocacy, we would love to sit down with your student and help him or her explore options for involvement on campus. By emailing one of us directly, we can connect your student with a peer who will work to help him or her “get involved.”

Hal Sullivan is UM’s coordinator of student affairs programs.