Why Should I Get Involved?

Involvement is the best way to help you adjust to life at MTSU and to realize that you are a valuable part of the MTSU community. You will develop relationships with other students as well as with MTSU faculty and administrators, resulting in connections that will be important to your college success. Research indicates that students who are involved at their college or university:

  • receive better grades
  • are more satisfied with their overall college experience
  • be successful in their academic program
  • are more likely to stay in school
  • are more marketable when job searching and/or applying to graduate school
  • development of leadership skills
  • meeting new people with similar interests
  • eases the transition into college
  • employers look for extracurricular activities
  • strengthens professional, personal, and interpersonal skills

Furthermore, involvement positively affects:

  • Leadership development
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Personal growth
  • Problem solving skills
  • Cultural awareness
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Moral development
  • Self-esteem
  • Civic engagement
  • Vocational aspirations

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