Getting Involved Is What Makes Any Community Feel Small

When most students think of a campus with tens of thousands of students the word “small” does not come to mind. Yet at the University of Texas at Austin, programs like Plan II help to make a large campus feel like a small community. Campus-wide organizations, such as the Texas Exes Student Chapter, can provide this same feel for students who join and become active in them.

Natalie Butler, the current Student Government president, talks about her perspective on how specific courses and organizations have helped her find her place on campus. For her, the class that made the biggest difference was a year-long freshman world literature course.  She enjoyed being with her classmates so much that she was excited for winter break to be over so she could get back to sharing ideas and reading books alongside them.

Now, if the UT campus seems large, a big city can seem just as difficult to manage. But getting involved in activities and organizations can help to make the adjustment a bit more bearable, just as it does at UT. See what your local Texas Exes chapter is up to for starters!


Video by Christopher Palmer.

This video originally appeared on the official University of Texas at Austin Know site.


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