College is the time to become a part of something that will make you happy and feel like you belong.
On the downside, introverts, when not being alone, can sometimes feel left out like an outcast. It may be difficult to reach out and become a part of something, but it is definitely needed for mental health reasons.
Feeling left out is sometimes a part of life, however there are ways to go about making sure that you are included and accepted the way you are.
First of all, join organizations around campus to become part of a group. You may not fit in with every single one but you have to at least try and put yourself out there. The campus offers many great organizations for people with all sorts of hobbies and things they enjoy.
Moving in to the classroom, get to know the people who sit beside you in class and ask to study with them. It may be awkward the first few times but this is how you will break out of your shell and become part of something meaningful.
If worse comes to worse, talk to the counseling center in Naugle Hall for help on how you can become included. There are so many opportunities at your fingertips, you just have to go find them.
Going along with that, you will need to reach out yourself without relying on others to help. No one is going to push you along to get you to feel included. You’ll be waiting forever if you expect someone to help you in this situation.
If you ever feel left out, know that you are not alone. You just need to search and find like-minded individuals who are going through the same things you are, which is a lot more common than you may believe.
Be confident. You deserve to have friends who care about you. You deserve to feel like you are a part of the group. Do not give up and do not think you will be excluded forever because you will not be. Get out there and feel included.