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Let’s Talk, Topper: Student Life

Let’s Talk, Topper: Student Life


– Hello and welcome to Let’s Talk, Topper, where we discuss important
topics for incoming students. While WKU wants to make sure that you are set up for
success in the classroom, we also aim to make sure
you have opportunities for involvement and fun
outside of the classroom. Today we are going to be
discussing student activities, health and fitness, sporting events, traditions, and campus events. So stay tuned to learn more about getting involved here on the hill. College is about setting
for an amazing career, but it is also about discovering
yourself, your passions, and preparing you to make
a good life for yourself. Becoming involved with a student activity is a great way to get
connected with other students who have similar goals,
passions, and aspirations as you. With hundreds of on-campus organizations, it is not hard to find a place to fit in. From Greek life to religious
clubs to academic groups, we have a little bit of
everything for everyone. The link below will take you
to our student activities page that will list all current registered organizations on campus. Attending M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan is a great way to meet representatives
from these organizations and to learn more if
it’s a right fit for you. If you’re unfamiliar
with M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan, it’s an opportunity for incoming students to move in before the fall semester starts and to engage in activities to help the transition into college. To learn more, visit the link provided. We’ll also talk more
about M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan in a future episode of Let’s Talk, Topper. WKU also wants to make sure that you are staying healthy
and active while on campus. For those students in
need of medical care, we have our Graves Gilbert Health Clinic, which accepts most insurances and provides primary care services. Additionally, all full-time
students have free access to the Preston Health and Activity Center, which includes gym equipment, basketball and volleyball courts, a swimming pool, running
track, dance studio, and fitness classes in
case Zumba’s your thing. While most services are completely free, WKU students event have access to deeply discounted personal
training and massage sessions through the health and fitness lab within the Preston Center. We also have an outdoor
recreation adventure center, which includes equipment rentals for things like kayaking,
camping, and bike repairs. A fun way for students to stay active is to join our intramural teams. It’s an opportunity to have some fun with a team sport for a semester. To see which ones will
be offered in the fall and how to join a team, you can visit the link provided. Speaking of team sports, WKU is home to many championship Division I Conference USA teams. All full-time students
are given free access to home sporting games, where they have their own student section filled with Topper spirit. One way that students can get involved with the school spirit is to join the WKU Red Wave club. This is a student
organization geared towards creating excitement for
our Hilltopper athletics. Membership for the
entire year is only $5.00 and includes a T-shirt, red towel, exclusive invitations,
watch parties, and more. You can go to wkusports.com to learn more about our athletic teams and the Red Wave club. You’re probably familiar
with the red towel, but attend just one of our athletic events and you’ll understand why this
tradition is so near and dear to the hearts of Hilltoppers
across the globe. This red towel tradition was by former basketball
coach E.A. Diddle, who’s regarded to be one of
the most successful coaches in collegiate basketball history. Game after game, he
would hold a red towel. Clutch it, wave it,
signal players with it, and even cry into it. Now, that tradition of
holding the red towel has been passed on from
generation to generation at various WKU events and it is really special
to see a crowd of people all waving their red towel in
the name of Hilltopper spirit. One of the reasons why we give students free admission to home games is because we want our
students to be included into the traditions
and spirit of the hill. To learn more about
our athletic traditions and even learn our WKU fight song, visit the link below. Beyond athletics, there are many other on-campus events for students to attend. Our Campus Activity Board
is an organization on campus that seeks to provide a wide
range of events and activities for all WKU students, faculty, and staff. What’s really great about CAB is that it’s a student run organization. So that means the special
guests they invite to campus, movies they screen, food
vendors they set up, and parties they host are
all done with you in mind. It’s also a really cool
organization to be a part of. So if you’re looking to get
involved with a group on campus that focuses on event
planning, check them out. Whether you are looking to join a group to build your leadership skills, attend events to meet new friends or just get a good workout in, WKU has all the amenities to make sure your outside
classroom time is exciting. The WKU community is also eager to help you find the
perfect fit as a student so feel free to reach
out and let us help you start planning your
campus involvement today. And as always, be sure to stay tuned for the next Let’s Talk, Topper video. (soft instrumental music)

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