If you're keen on keeping active and avoiding the sedentary life, the Campus Sports association (AHS) organizes a broad range of sporting activities every semester. There are also many regional sports associations with interesting programs that are pleased to welcome new members.
If you play a musical instrument, JLU's University Orchestra invites you to join in. The University and Giessen City also have several choral groups which will welcome new singers.
AEGEE Giessen is a student organization which integrates and connects European students by offering various excursions, seminars, and other cultural events.
The World University Service runs a program of extracurricular activities and social/cultural events (STUBE Hessen) catering specially to students from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Local student church organizations, Catholic (Katholische Hochschulgemeinde Gießen (KHG) and Evangelical (Evangelische Studentinnen- und Studentengemeinde (ESG), offer a variety of programs for contact, information, and culture, in collaboration with the International Student Advisory Office.
If you are interested in playing an active part in student politics, click here for a list of the student political groups at JLU.