When looking at a college to attend, some of the things potential students look at are courses, campus location, the way the campus set up and how it looks, the dorms, food court, and many look at the organizations that a college offers for the students to be involved in. Like all colleges Robert Morris University has fraternities and sororities such as Delta Zeta and Kappa Delta Roe. But Robert Morris University has other organizations to offer students that would help them through the college life, and help them find their niche in the campus life, and life outside of college.
There are many communications majors at Robert Morris University, and as the college grows more and more programs are being added to the media related organizations. No matter which aspect a student is interested in there is something for students to become active in.
RMU-TV: This is the Robert Morris television station which can be viewed on campus as well as in the surrounding areas. They produce shows like RMU News, and different shows such as one called Life Factor which was a talk show. Students get hands on training in camera work, production, lighting and sounds, directing, script writing and more. Being a part of RMU TV is a wonderful opportunity and allows students to have an upper hand when going into the job market.
RMU Radio: This is fairly new to Robert Morris. it is hosted online at rmuradio.com, and helps students learn the basics for running a radio station as well as the radio shows that go along with it. They have sports, radio drama as well as call ins along with music from local artists like Identity X and some of the top artists on the music scene today. Again this gives students the chance to learn production, script writing, interviewing, and other basics for being a part of the music industry.
RUNE: This is another thing that is fairly new to Robert Morris University. It is a student and faculty run literary magazine that accepts poetry, short stories, creative writing, as well as art and photography from Robert Morris student and alumni and those in the Pittsburgh community. Students get the chance to work on a magazine and learn the basics for layout design reading through submissions to pick ones that would be accepted. They get the chance to learn what goes into running a magazine.
The Sentry: This is the student run newspaper. It focuses on the news stories that are happening around campus such as campus sports and other activity events. This helps journalism students learn interviewing and article writing as well as paper printing. It also gives students something to add to their portfolio to show potential employers.
Campus ministries can be important for many students attending college. They want to participate in activities that will help them with their faith and meet others on campus and in the community. Some students crave that fellowship during the week and sometimes on the weekends when they are living on campus.
Chi Alpha: Chi Alpha is a nationwide organization that stands for Christ First. Students get together for something that resembles a college youth group. Students from surrounding high schools and colleges come to participate in the music, fellowship, prayer and service. From time to time there are events for fun and getting to know one another. It shows students they can have fun and be a Christian as well.
Catholic Campus Ministries: This is geared more towards the Catholic students. They have mass, confessions, fellowships, service projects, annual retreats and more. It is a chance for students to express their faith and meet other students their age to share their faith with.
CCO; Coalition for Christian Outreach: This is another nationwide college organization that reaches out to students with bible studies and prayer groups. They tend to go where the students are such as the gym, cafeteria, market place even on the walkways to classes. They reach out to the students instead of waiting for students to come to them.
CrossSeekers: This is another group that hosts prayer groups and bible studies throughout the week for the students. They want the students to discuss more of what they think about the Bible instead of interpreting it for them. There is fellowship and other events for the students to take part in.
Campus Crusaders for Christ: This is another organization that goes out to the students instead of waiting for them to come to the group. They go where the students are and talk to the students about what they want and need and then try to cater to what the students want.
There are many different groups and organizations that Robert Morris has to offer it’s students. These are juts a few of the most popular among the students. But there are political groups service groups and more. Students get the chance to meet others with their interests outside of the major classes. When you go for a campus tour at Robert Morris University or any other college, be sure to ask about the organizations that they offer.