Student activities are considered to be part of the educational process. This philosophy is based upon research which has indicated that learning is influenced by peer groups in out-of-classroom situations, and that student persistence and success are positively correlated to involvement in the life of the campus. Consequently, student activities are perceived as a chance to provide experiential types of learning opportunities for interested students.
Of special concern to faculty members is the advising of student groups. The adviser is expected to meet with the group at its regular meetings and attend its activities. Advising a student group can be a rewarding experience. It is hoped that faculty members will accept such responsibilities as a proper part of their involvement in the academic community. Interested persons should see the Director of Campus Life.