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Getting Involved

Taking online courses should not exclude you from student involvement and leadership experiences. NOVA Online Student Life is here to support you by creating opportunities and sharing of resources to get engaged outside of the virtual classroom.

The college experience is a transformative journey, and your participation in online student life opportunities plays a grand role in broadening your experience. By becoming involved, you are able to make connections with the college and other students, engage in activities, explore different interests, and acquire skills that will support your development both on a personal and professional level. The benefits are infinite, and involved students are not only more likely to graduate, but they describe having a higher contentment with their college experience.

Getting involved gives you practical experience to not only add to your resume, but critical skills for your personal and professional development.

Clubs and Organizations

Student clubs and organizations offer students the opportunity to join in educational, governmental, cultural, political and/or special interest-focused settings. Through clubs and organizations, students can assume various leadership roles in carrying out the group's mission. Organizations contribute a range of perspectives to the overall college community and thus enrich the academic environment and campus life for all students.

Student clubs and organizations offer students the opportunity to join in educational, governmental, cultural, political and/or special interest-focused settings. Through clubs and organizations, students can assume various leadership roles in carrying out the group's mission. Organizations contribute a range of perspectives to the overall college community and thus enrich the academic environment and campus life for all students.

Community Involvement

On behalf of NOVA Student Life, we encourage you to reflect on how you can be more civically engaged in your community. Civic engagement helps highlight important issues affecting your community, and it can help empower you with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to create purposeful change. 

Leadership

Leadership development is an important aspect of personal growth in college, even as an online student. Being involved in leadership programs and positions helps teach important life skills such as decision-making, problem-solving, teamwork, and a healthy belief in yourself and your abilities.

If you want to start a virtual club or organization through NOVA Online, Contact NOVA Online Student Life at onlinestulife@nvcc.edu to set up an online appointment with our Student Life Coordinator and receive your Clubs and Orgs starter packet. We look forward to discussing your interest in further detail!

Clubs and Organizations

 

Virtual Student Union

The Virtual Student Union (VSU) is a digital hub for students to connect with the college and other NOVA community members and engage in various programs without having to physically be on a campus or participate during business hours. Many of the online resources and programs can be offered after-hours, recorded, and have self-guided content. Through the VSU, students have access to participate in Student Life events, join community discussions, and connect with many online educational resources.

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Engagement

The VSU offers a wealth of resources and programs:

  • Virtual Student Support Services
  • Social and Community Building Events
  • Leadership and Skill-Building Workshops
  • Wellness and Health-related Events
  • Career Exploration Events
  • Conferences and Leadership Opportunities
  • Community Discussions

The NOVA Online Blog

Connect with NOVA Online through our blog, a resource for workshops, success tips, engagement opportunities, and more. Explore all we have to offer and enhance your online learning experience.

Contact Your Student Life Coordinator

Reach out to us if you have any questions.

Email NOVA Online Student Life: Onlinestulife@nvcc.edu

Visit Student Life on all NOVA Campuses: https://www.nvcc.edu/student-life/index.html

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