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Clubs at UP

This week I began to have club meetings. I have the privilege of being involved in quite a few of them and it’s so great that there are so many that it’s always hard for me to choose which ones I want to do more over others. I like to stay connected through ASUP which is our student government. Last year I was able to be a Senator, this year due to time conflict I will only be working with the elections committee which is coming up real quick as well.

There is such a wide range of clubs that I really can’t see anyone not finding something that they like and enjoy. For me it’s been easy. I was able to find a club within the School of Business that I really enjoyed. I’m no business major, but all clubs are quite inviting that there is really nothing to worry or stress about. If you like something, join it, it’s that simple. I am involved in some engineering clubs as well and personal interest clubs.

It’s great to get a good variety of them because you can balance things out. I’m able to take on some academic related ones but in order to keep it balanced I stay involved with clubs like OLE, which is a Latin American club.

On the other hand, there are a lot of opportunities on campus for one to explore the Catholic faith. This year I have attended more campus ministry events than I ever did last year. I like that UP has much to offer because it’s really helping me keep my life balanced. I’m able to keep my academics, social life, and spiritual life all together.

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Fatima Ruiz Villatoro

Name: Fatima Ruiz Villatoro

Class: Sophomore

Major: Engineering Management and Spanish


Hometown: Seattle, WA

Activities: OLE, Coffee and Catholicism, Entrepreneurship Club, College Republicans


Favorite Professor: Dr. Male

Favorite Class: EGR 110

Favorite Commons Meal:  Salmon with mashed potatoes and vegetables


Why I Chose UP: The campus was amazing and the community at this school was exactly what I wanted. I liked that my classes would be very small and I would be getting the right academic attention. I believe strongly in the mission of the school and I felt at home when I made my decision.

Favorite Thing About UP:  Close enough to home that I can go for a weekend, come back and not be totally exhausted. There are so many things to do in Portland and I like that we have a lot of studies abroad opportunities.


Advice for Prospective Students: Visit the school; you don't know what you're getting yourself into until you truly experience it.

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