Research has repeatedly shown that out-of class experience has a major impact on college students-emotionally, socially, morally, and physically, as well as mentally. (Arthur Chickering and Associates: by Theodore K. Miller and John D. Jones)
Student involvement in the life of the college has been found to relate positively to numerous variables, such as satisfaction with college, retention, academic achievement, and loyalty.
Involvement creates connections between students, faculty, and staff that allow individuals to believe their own personal worth. (Nancy K. Schlossberg professor of counseling and personnel services, University of Maryland, College Park)