Getting Involved: Activities Enrich College Life
While academics are the core of a BW education, co-curricular activities complement the learning experience. They can boost resumes, facilitate career networking and bridge classroom theory to real-world practice. Studies show that students who participate in activities are more likely to enjoy college life and succeed academically than those who are uninvolved. For these reasons and more, residence hall and commuter students alike benefit from ongoing campus involvement.
Beyond the social benefits, BW's sororities and fraternities emphasize character development, leadership and community service. Likewise, scholarship is an important component of Greek life. Chapters provide academic resources, study sessions, study tables, scholarship awards and other incentives to help members excel.
Greek rush, which occurs in the fall as well as in the spring, is an exciting time for chapters and recruits alike. Because each sorority and fraternity has its own dynamic and focus, a student should select one that best suits his/her personal styles, needs and social interests.
If your student is among the 30 percent of those involved with athletics, you know of its importance in his/her campus life. Other wellness opportunities include club and intramural sports, fitness and leisure education programs, and outdoor recreation activities.
The Lou Higgins Center, the home of the Division of Health and Physical Education, is a social area where your student can go to tone as well as to talk. It features workout spaces, a state-of-the-art training facility and more.
In addition to its intrinsic and rewarding value, service work benefits career preparation by helping students sample career choices, gain practical skills, establish key relationships and gain resume-enhancing material. Each year BW students contribute thousands of hours locally through community service and service-learning opportunities sponsored by the Office of Community Outreach. Your student can choose:
- Weekly programs that include free transportation to local agencies supporting community needs.
- Alternative break programs held at host sites during Thanksgiving, winter, spring and summer breaks.
- Project Affinity, an urban summer service program where students can gain internship credit as well as community contacts.
- International programs that combine service with cultural awareness.
- Service-learning initiatives that foster experiential learning, community awareness and civic responsibility.
Clubs and Organizations
BW has over 100 campus groups offering academic, social, cultural, recreational, leadership and service opportunities. In addition to making friends, your student will gain valuable leadership and communication skills, boost his/her resume and build networking contacts.
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