Student Organizations and Groups
Membership in a student organization or group can be a great way for students to connect with individuals and the community at large. The long-term benefits of campus involvement have been proven time after time, such as higher career preparedness (Center for the Study of Student Life, 2020), positive impacts on academic performance (Smith, 2022), and general satisfaction with the college experience (Webber et. al, 2013).
Recent studies show that being involved on campus gives NC State students a stronger support network, makes them more likely to graduate (on time), helps them develop diverse skill sets and makes them more marketable to employers when they graduate. In addition, those students feel a greater sense of belonging to the Wolfpack and make friends and memories that will last a lifetime (source).
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Center for the Study of Student Life (2020). Involvement, Leadership and Student Outcomes at Graduation. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Smith, Ashby R., “Does Participation in a University Campus Organization Impact a Student’s Success and
Participation in Class?” (2022). Honors College Theses. 681
Webber, K.L., Krylow, R.B., & Zhang, Q. (2013). Does Involvement Really Matter? Indicators of College Student Success and Satisfaction. Journal of College Student Development 54(6), 591-611. doi:10.1353/csd.2013.0090.