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2015 Session 7: Student Involvement

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Transcript of 2015 Session 7: Student Involvement

Session 7: Student Involvement
Background Information
What groups were you involved in before coming to college?
Why were you involved in these groups?
What did you gain/enjoy about these groups?
There are tons of Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) for you to discover!
Why Get Involved?
Create your life at Tech
Make and expand your circle of friends
Do something besides class work
Develop your personal and professional self
Involved students perform better academically
Learn leadership skills
Improve personal health
Have fun!
Types of On-Campus Involvement
Greek Life, Student Activities Board (SAB)
Governing body:
Residence Hall Association, Hall Governments
Student Government Association (SGA)
Service groups:
Red Cross on Campus, Alpha Phi Omega
Campus Ministries:
Wesley, BCM, MBSF, V College Ministries, etc.
Academic/Pre-Professional groups:
Enactus/SIFE, Agri Club, Pre-Med Club
Special interest:
Quidditch Club, Campus Environmental Coalition, Sigma Alpha Iota (music sorority), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (music fraternity)
But wait, there's more!
Action days and service drives
Leaderships programs like LEAD Academy
Health and Recreation:
Intramural sports and fitness classes
Outdoor Recreation activities like float trips, hiking, rafting, etc.
Service Opportunities:
Local non-profits like United Way, Main Street Mission, Salvation Army, Russellville Animal Shelter, nursing homes, and the River Valley Battered Women's Shelter
How To Get Involved
Introduce yourself
Check out all the things that interest you
Do your research
See what different groups have to offer
Contact the groups to ask questions
Check out the Involvement Fair
You can meet groups face to face before any meetings or events
Find out what works for you
Does it fit in your schedule?
Dues? Does it cost to join? Does that fit into your budget?
Does the group have similar ideals or does it provide something you want to learn more about?
Don't be afraid to challenge yourself!
Check out thelink.atu.edu to find out more on an organization

Freshmen Leadership Retreat
Love adventure? Love getting involved? Check out the Freshmen Leadership Retreat! This is an overnight retreat that provides freshmen the opportunity to meet other freshmen interested in getting involved and becoming leaders at Arkansas Tech. Students will participate in the low and high ropes activities while learning how to make the most of their college experience.
Deadline to sign up is
September 11 @ 5pm
This is a
program. Space is limited so sign up soon
September 18th - 19th
Sign up on theLink on the Campus Life page
On Track Program
On Track is a co-curricular experience designed to enhance student development beyond the classroom setting
It encourages students to network among peers and to participate in traditional university events
Each semester a map of events and activities will be available to students categorized by interest
A student completes a track by fulfilling three options offered as part of the track in any given semester
Open to all students
Sign up on theLink
Basically, the On Track program provides you with an opportunity to attend programs and activities that will make your college experience really cool!
On Track Events Fall 2015
Why Participate?
Students who choose to complete all seven tracks become eligible to apply for an expenses paid trip following the completion of the last track
Destinations will vary from year to year
Past locations include: Philadelphia, New York City, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, CA
Students who are selected to travel will be exposed to leadership practices, cultural heritage, community service, professional networking and other college and universities
Involvement Fair
Local businesses, Greek organizations, Registered Student Organizations, Student Ministry Groups, Wal-Mart, Regions Bank, The Cake Place, Palm Beach Tan, Beach Shack, Firehouse Subs, and MANY MORE!
Businesses and departments will be on hand to give you tons of info, including prizes and free food!
Monday, August 24th at 6pm
Hindsman Quad
Learn more about opportunities at Tech and in the community!
Win GREAT Prizes
Upon check-in, you will receive a passport book.
This book will have space for 25 signatures or checkpoints and you must have all spaces filled out to enter
Five signatures must be from businesses and the rest can be from on-campus departments or organizations
Turn in the completed passport at the stage
If you fill out the entire passport, you are entered to win lots of cool prizes like an iPad, an iPad mini, Beats by Dre, hammocks, XBox One, 40" TV, Jambox, GoPro, Fit Bit, and much, much more!
Active Mind & Body:
•TECHnicolor Run
Advance to Career:
• Financial 101 Workshop
Aspiring Leader:
• #BeLessAwkward
Leader Identified:
• Leaders Eat Last
Elevated Citizen:
• Poverty Simulation
Global Focus:
• Chinese Moon Cake Festival
• Xtreme Paintball
LEAD Academy
LEAD Academy is a three-phase leadership development program at Arkansas Tech. This program is designed to prepare students to take on leadership roles within the campus, community, and in their futures by discovering individual strengths and applying leadership techniques.

Phase I – Emerging
o Focus on self-awareness and individual growth in areas of strengths, values, and communication

Phase II – Advancing
o Focus on learning from others, cultivating genuine relationships, and developing a personal philosophy of leadership

Phase III – Developing
o Focuses on working as a group to plan and implement a community change project

• One hour a week for seven weeks
• Sessions begin the week of September 21st
• Multiple time slot preferences from which to choose

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