Why should I get involved?
Because it’s good for you. Research conducted by IU Bloomington’s National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) has shown student engagement in co-curricular experiences greatly enhances student learning. Research carried out by George Kuh, Former Director of NSSE, shows that out-of-class activities and experiences lead to increased:
- Critical thinking skills
- Knowledge acquisition and application
- Humanitarianism (e.g., interest in the welfare of others)
- Interpersonal and intrapersonal competence (e.g., self-confidence, identity, ability to relate to others)
- Practical competence (e.g., decision making, vocational preparation)
In addition, out-of-class experiences have been linked to higher levels of persistence and graduation for involved students.
Where can I find involvement opportunities?
IU Bloomington students are involved in more than 750 student organizations, from the Amateur Radio Club to Women in Business. If you have not yet done so, please create a profile on myINvolvement using your CAS user name and password. myINvolvement is the one stop shop for all you need to know about student organizations and events on campus.
You will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with many of these organizations at the Student Involvement Fair during the second week of classes each Fall semester in the IMU parking lot.
A tradition of student involvement at Indiana University
Check out the Student Life at IU Web Archive and see the long tradition of student involvement at IU!