College Survival Tips – Get Involved

College is all about new experiences. It is about learning about yourself and trying new things. One way that you can do this is by getting involved in a campus group or organization. There are tons of groups to get involved with in many different interests. By getting involved, you can meet new people, try new experiences, and get to do something positive in the community.

To find a group, check out the involvement fair, events on campus, or information tables in the Lane Center. Like I said before, there are a lot of on-campus, recognized organizations to be involved with, so you just have to find what works for you!

College Survival Tip – Taking Notes

Here are some tips on how to take great notes!

Be clear – you won’t remember everything your professor says. Pretend you’re writing notes from someone else to ensure you’ll understand them later.

Take notes the whole time – try to pay more attention to the professor and not your phone

Think like a professor – professors design lectures with a point. Do you get the point?

Anything your professor has taken the time to write down, you should too. This includes terms and definitions, charts, Powerpoint slides, writing on the board, etc

Use examples – write down any examples, drawings, or other trick that may help you remember

Peer Profile – Lisa Romero


Say hello to one of BURG’s peer educators, Lisa Romero! Lisa, a sophomore nursing student, has been in BURG for about a year.

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Intended profession: ​After graduating and getting my Masters degree, I plan to hopefully work back home at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, as a Nurse in the labor and delivery department!

What else do you do on/off campus? – My first year of college, I did the EchoStars program, sponsered by AmeriCorp. AmeriCorp is a nationally known organization and an organization that does community service. We were required to do 300 hours of service for the entire academic school year. My second semester of college, I joined a on-campus Greek Sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha. I currently do not work here on campus, I have a job back home where I live. I am a Customer Service expert at Michael’s Arts & Crafts. My hobbies include anything from shopping, to hanging out with friends, to listening to music, to just watching movies.

Why did you join BURG and why have you stayed involved in BURG? – My main reason I joined BURG was because I wanted to get more involved in school, besides doing community service. BURG gave me the opportunity to contribute to the Frostburg State University community. I have stayed involved in BURG because I absolutely LOVE what they stand for and I really enjoy working along with people who have the same intents on educating the campus as much as I do on varies topics.

What do you like most about BURG? – Something that I mostly like about BURG are the different events we sponsor, that get the information out to students here at Frostburg. For example, Red Zone campaign, which educates on sexual assault,  “Who Says” campaign, which promotes healthy and good body image/ habits, which are all open to the public, and so many more!

Favorite memory in BURG? – BThe1 SuperHero poster plaster we did! It was such a fun time with members and so great!

Why should others join BURG? – BURG has definitely allowed me to contribute and make a difference in the Frostburg community. It has also helped educated the campus on varies important topics that aren’t very much recognized. BURG makes a difference here on campus and with the help and support of you, we could definitely make an even bigger difference here at Frostburg.

Favorite quote: “When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.”


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