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CAMPUS AND STUDENT LIFEI even lived on campus to get the college experience. I had five roommates and I still keep in touch withthem while I’m on the road. —Tatyana Ali, actress, model, and R&B singerLearning ObjectivesBy the end of this section, you will be able to:Describe the variety of organized groups available on campus for both resident and nonresidentstudentsIdentify resources for learning more about campus organizationsDescribe the benefits of participating in student lifeStudent LifeWhether your campus is small, tall,grande, orventi, you are probably amazed by the array of institutionallysupported student activities available for your enrichment and enjoyment. Perhaps your biggest challenge isdeciding how much extra time you have after studying and which added activities yield the greatest reward.Below are two videos that give a sample of campus life at two different types of colleges. The first is from a largestate institution—the University of Maryland. The second is from a smaller, private college—Baldwin WallaceUniversity. Regardless, though, of where your institution fits on the spectrum of size, or how many activities,clubs, and organizations your institution offers, it’s very important for you to be able to explore cocurricularinterests—for learning, enjoyment, and personal satisfaction. Student life should always be satisfying andrewarding to students, as well as to alumni, faculty, staff, and community members. Together, these groups arean institution’s lifeblood.114114
University of MarylandWatch this video online:Baldwin WallaceWatch this video online:Organized Groups on CampusStudent OrganizationsColleges have an abundance of student organizations. Some examples you may be familiar with are the HillelStudent Organization for enriching the lives of Jewish students, the Chess Club, and Model United Nations.Larger institutions may have hundreds of such organizations. Here is a lengthy and exciting list ofstudentorganizations at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.Generally, an organization is created and run by current students, and it’s sponsored by an executive officer,dean, or director of a major academic or operational unit. An organization must also have a mission that’sconsistent with the mission of the college and sponsor. It might also collect dues from members, but in manycases, membership is free.

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