This is a good question! It is one all students ask themselves constantly during their college experience. Such decisions may range from joining a student organization, applying for a campus leadership position, or simply joining others for a social event. When a student finds a group that they connect with, there are many benefits to be gained, which include:
Offers valuable opportunities to learn more about the campus, fosters connections to faculty and staff
members, and builds links to the Columbus campus.
Assists in meeting new friends and interacting with others; when we share an identity with a group, this
helps us stay in college and to succeed.
Provides constructive co-curricular, social, and recreational opportunities.
Compliments the classroom by allowing practical application of classroom concepts, theories, and
Affords “real-life” experiences in areas such as citizenship, work and relationships.
Enhances self-initiative, independence, responsibility, and time-management.
Promotes the development of leadership skills, confidence in social skills, and promotes effective listening.
Provides practical experience in collaboration, teamwork, and being an effective group member.
Presents opportunities for planning, managing and decision-making.
Assists in the development of purpose, values and a philosophy of life.