College is about more than just the classroom. Being involved through clubs, sports, activities, and student research will provide students with opportunities to connect with other students, build leadership skills, and enhance their classroom experiences. Often transfer students, who may have work or family obligations, don’t put as much emphasis on being involved but we strongly advise you to connect with others as much as you can. Your college memories will thank you!
Get Involved and MyVille
Two great sites online to find out all that is happening on campus are Get Involved and MyVille. Be sure to check back often. Many organizations also have a social media presence to keep students updated on their events.
Virtually any student interest or need may be met through one of the over 140 organizations on campus. Students whose particular interests are not represented by an existing organization may establish a new club by following procedures set forth by the Student Senate. Many student activities are funded by student activity fees. Allocations to organizations and programs are decided by the allocations committee of the Student Senate, with approval of the full senate and the University president. Student organizations are open to all enrolled Millersville students and are divided into several general interest categories: academic and professional, arts and culture, Greek life, multicultural, service and civic engagement, sports and leisure, and spirituality. For a complete listing of all student organizations, see the Get Involved website.
Millersville provides a wide variety of sporting opportunities. Intercollegiate athletics compete against other Division II Universities in both men’s and women’s sports. Intramural athletics provide the university community an opportunity for enjoyable competition through a variety of organized sport activities as well as a safe and fun work environment. Club Sports provide social, recreational, instructional and competitive programming that promotes healthy, active lifestyles for Millersville University students that does not duplicate existing varsity programs. Athletic and Recreational Facilities include three gymnasiums; two swimming pools; two racquetball courts; several weight-training facilities; outdoor tennis and basketball courts; lighted, multipurpose synthetic-turf stadium and practice field; fields for field hockey, baseball, soccer, softball and a low and high ropes course.
Every academic year Millersville University makes approximately $10,000 available to support student and student-faculty research. These funds, provided by the Office of the Provost or by endowments established by Millersville alumni and friends, create opportunities for students to develop the skills necessary for professional success after they leave the University. Many of the funds are open to students from across the University, while others are restricted to specific majors or fields of study. Information on specific funding programs including applications forms, funding guidelines, eligibility requirements and program specific contact information can be found at SPRA's student research opportunity site .
Millersville University students, whether fluent in foreign language or English only, may study abroad in nearly every country worldwide for a summer, a semester, or an academic year. Although most students study abroad during their junior year, students may study or do an internship abroad for academic credit any time after completing 24 academic credits of study (individual department policies may vary). Study abroad is a valuable and important part of a student's undergraduate education. Regardless of a student's major, learning about another way of life first hand and the experience of seeing the world from another culture's perspective is invaluable to success in our global society. To maintain world peace through effective and sensitive diplomacy, to compete economically, to remain at the pinnacle of scientific achievement, to offer social services successfully at home and abroad, to give our children an excellent education, and to live and work with neighbors and colleagues from different backgrounds, Americans must understand and appreciate other cultures. There is no better way to acquire the skills necessary to thrive in our multi-cultural world than to study or intern abroad.