VIDEO: Getting involved to find the right path

By joining a variety of clubs and organizations, freshman Ross Dent found activities that mattered most to his success at UND

After diving head first into his freshman year at UND and joining a number of student organizations, Ross Dent realized he needed to make more time for studying and academics. And after striking a better balance, the medical lab science major now devotes his time to activities that matter most.

Dent, a native of Fargo, N.D., is now involved with the UND Wellness Center, Cru, InterVarsity Student Fellowship and the Triathlon Club, and is president of McVey Hall in the Association of Residence Halls. Most recently, he joined the Delta Upsilon fraternity.

UND has more than 250 student organizations and clubs to join.

“I feel like it makes the transition from high school to college a lot easier,” Dent said. “You have all this independence. Then when you have hardships, there are people to fall back on with those clubs.

“It’s very easy to meet new people and make new friends at UND.”