President's Report Masthead
December 31, 2012
Successfully engaging students

David Watters, a philosophy, politics, and law major from Cleveland, left, speaks with alumnus Peter M. Eraca '05, who is now an admissions councilor with Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island, during Law Day at the Mandela Room on Oct. 3.

Successfully engaging students

Division of Student Affairs offices coordinate a number of initiatives that engage students on and off campus and that help prepare them to pursue their chosen path following graduation. A synopsis of some of these initiatives is provided here:

The Center for Civic Engagement Showcase of Community Opportunities, held Oct. 16, brought nearly 390 students together to learn about opportunities for involvement with 67 organizations. Representatives from the organizations provided information to attendees about opportunities to get involved both on and off campus with non-profits, community organizations and student groups.

The Career Development Center hosted the Graduate School Fair on Oct. 2, and Law Day on Oct. 3. The Graduate School Fair brought out about 420 students interested in speaking to some of the 150 graduate and professional school representatives and recruiters. The next day, more than 75 law schools were represented on campus, with over 200 students stopping to talk about law school applications.

More than 6,800 undergraduate students (55 percent) are using B-Involved, an online tool students can use to track their involvement to build a “transcript” of their activities.

Through these types of experiences students can track participation in:
    • Club Sports and Intramurals
    • Departments (e.g. CDC, Financial Aid, CCE)
    • Greek life
    • Honor societies
    • Music and theatre performance groups (e.g. Harpur Chorale, University Orchestra, Mainstage productions)
    • NCAA Division I teams
    • Other organizations (e.g. 20-1, Globalistas)
    • Peer advising (e.g. OA, DA, Tutors, REACH, HDEV)
    • Research assistants/lab assistants/teaching assistants
    • Residential life (community/hall/councils)
    • Scholars programs
    • Student Association-chartered groups
    • Student employees
    • Tour guides, student ambassadors
    • University committees (e.g. SHAC, Personal Safety)