I began my first year at McGill University in 2015. I knew only a few people my age, and not a single person in my residence. I first got involved in the Jewish community by simply attending events, such as Chabad Shabbat dinners, Hillel programs, Israel on Campus events, and more with my older friends and older sister. I started getting to know people in the Jewish community and chose to get involved with fighting the BDS motion that came to McGill. Through connections I made attending events and becoming politically involved, I was chosen to participate in the CIJA / Hillel CHAI fellowship, where I met even more like-minded Jewish McGill students. By the end of my first year, I was ready to throw my hat in the ring and run for Hillel Vice President and Israel on Campus VP External, and I won both elections. Throughout my second year, I continued my involvement in the Jewish community, participated in the CJPAC Fellowship, and joined the Arts Undergraduate Society’s (AUS) Financial Management Committee, which I chose because I felt it was time to extend my interests beyond the Jewish community. I then ran for the position of AUS VP Finance, and I won. That summer, I successfully applied to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Students Society of McGill University (SSMU). Now, in my third year, I’m serving as AUS VP Finance and on the Board of Directors. The path I took to this point started small. It began with attending weekly programs in the Jewish community. It started by saying yes, trying new things, and being willing to step out of my comfort zone. Getting involved on campus can take a myriad of forms: joining an intramural team; running for student government; or simply becoming part of a campus club. No matter which path they take, I would certainly encourage Jewish students to get involved on whichever campus they choose to attend. My involvement has garnered new friendships and amazing opportunities and has taught me perhaps more than any classes ever could. We often read of BDS on Canadian campuses and hear stories such as mine about Jewish students facing challenges with their student involvement. I cannot emphasize enough how the response to all these events should be for Jewish students to become more involved in campus life, not less. It is important for us to stand up against injustices facing not only our own community but others’ as well. Getting involved on campus was one of the best decisions I ever made, and the value it has brought to me has been tremendous. I urge all prospective Jewish university students to take a chance, step outside their comfort zones, and get involved with something that interests them.