F. A. Q. - Cocurricular Information
Why should I encourage my student to get involved in cocurricular activities?
It's important for students to have a well-rounded college experience. Campus involvement provides an opportunity to develop valuable skills, cultivate deeper relationships with others, and complement what students learn in the classroom.
Should my student wait to get involved until he or she has settled in?
We encourage students to engage with their classmates early. Students who connect to campus early on report higher satisfaction and success rates. You can help students balance activities and avoid getting over programmed by encouraging them to focus on one or two activities that really interest them.
How can my student get involved on campus?
The first week of fall term, we sponsor welcome week activities, including a student involvement fair that familiarizes them with the variety of clubs and organizations offered at Transylvania as well as the many all-campus events designed to introduce them to upperclass students. Click here for more information about opportunities available to your student.
Does Transylvania have a campus minister or any religious groups for students?
The associate dean for religious life works to integrate spiritual and intellectual pursuits on campus, while also offering students personal guidance and counseling. Transylvania is committed to cultivating a campus environment of mutual respect and impassioned conviction and developing leaders who will succeed in a diverse and connected world. The Office of Religious Life supports and advises student-led religious organizations and provides information to students seeking a religious community in the Lexington area. It also provides opportunities for community service and spiritual exploration as well as earnest reflection on issues such as ethics and social and ecological justice.
My student has been very involved with community service and leadership throughout high school. Does Transylvania offer any programs where students can continue this service?
The Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement works with individuals and groups interested in short- and long-term community service projects. Several student organizations devoted to community service include Alternative Spring Break, Circle K, First Year Urban Program, Jump Start Alternative Break, Optimist Club, and 3M Tutors. For more information, call (859) 233-8182.
Are there any off-campus activities in which students can participate?
Lexington offers many opportunities for students to become involved in the community. Within walking distance of campus are the Lexington Opera House, the Kentucky Theatre, several galleries, historical sites, a large public library, banks, churches, retail stores, restaurants, hotels, and parks. For more information, call the Lexington Convention and Visitor's Bureau at (859) 233-7299 or (800) 845-3959.