5 Campus Activities You've Never Heard Of

A variety of diverse activities are organized for and by students on college campuses nationwide, and there's usually something for everyone. If the standard clubs don't appeal, read about these more unusual campus activities.


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You probably wouldn't be surprised to hear that your school has a student government, mock trial team or cheerleading squad. But organizations that focus on fighting zombies, ghost hunting and burlesque dancing? Believe it or not, these student activities really do exist on college campuses.

University of Rhode Island's Ghost Hunting Team

In additional to holding weekly meetings, this student organization goes to locations in Rhode Island, both on and off campus, and other nearby states to investigate paranormal activity. One of the team's goals is to 'discover what goes bump in the night.' Special guests also visit the group and participate in investigations.

University of Utah's Red Riders Motorcycle Club

Students who like motorcycles and scooters can come together to share their interest in this club. But this organization is about more than just modes of transportation. A focus of its members is 'to do good in the community by volunteering and raising funds for scholarships for students attending the University of Utah.' They also help promote motorcycle safety to people on campus and in the surrounding community.

Tufts' Burlesque Troupe

This is a dance group that 'exists to create an identity affirming and body celebrating community through dance.' Originally a 16-member group, the Burlesque Team now has closer to 40 members. In addition to putting on shows, the group now also has a lecture series to teach its campus community about burlesque dancing.

University of Florida's Gators Humans Vs. Zombies

Also called HvZ, this club is described as a version of tag and 'a 5 day apocalypse simulation game utilizing Dart Blasters and socks in lieu of actual weaponry.' Before starting to play the game, interested students need to learn about its official rules during meetings. Other gatherings give members a chance to discuss the game, including strategies.

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