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Get Involved

Yes, your classroom experiences matter. Still, a meaningful part of your development as a leader, a citizen, an expert in your field, and/or a well-rounded person happens outside-of-the-classroom.

6 Reasons Why Joining A Student Organization is a College Experience

Top 7 Reasons to Join A Student Organization

8 reasons why should you join Student Organizations

11 Reasons to Join A Student Organization

12 Reasons Why You Should Join a Student Organization  
The above lists come from multiple sources, and none of those are “scholarly.” The authors are people who recognize the benefits of being involved on campus in a way that is personalized, unique, and powerful. We know being involved in student organizations – and especially taking on a role as a student leader for one or more of those organizations – offer lessons that enhance learned material from the classroom.  
In addition to the lists above, we assert student organization involvement addresses the following Student Learning Objectives:
Teamwork. Students will demonstrate an understanding of group dynamics and effective teamwork.

1. Demonstrate communication skills and the ability to interrelate with others.
2. Work cooperatively with others, seeking their involvement and feedback.
3. Understand and practice steps of effective programming.
4. Utilize personnel and financial resources appropriately.

Social Responsibility. Students will enhance awareness and commitment towards active citizenship and social responsibility. 
1. Recognize the contribution diversity brings to their own campus and society by engaging in activities with individuals different from themselves.
2. Recognize and understand one’s own values, identity, privilege, and culture.
3. Participate in service/volunteer activities to understand the importance of civic engagement. 
Professional Readiness. Students will relate the skills acquired through their involvement to their career & personal growth.
1. Produce documentary evidence (info for a cover letter or resume) that articulates the connection between campus involvement and curricular studies.
2. Set, articulate, and pursue individual and educational goals.Accept and complete responsibilities in a timely manner.
3. Choose behaviors and environments that promote health and reduce risk.  
Critical Thinking. Students will develop critical and reflective thinking abilities.
1. Use complex information from a variety of sources including personal, data and observation to form a decision or opinion.
2. Measure service and impact of their programs on the student body.
3. Apply previously understood information and concepts to a new situation or setting.  
Student Engagement. Students will connect the Mayville(-Portland) community and/or the Mayville State community through shared activities and experiences.
1. Demonstrate active campus involvement.
2. Participate in activities that encourage an inclusive environment.
3. Contribute, through your organization, to the “Things to Do” offerings at Mayville State.