Date Approved


Embargo Period


Document Type


Degree Name

M.A. Higher Education


Educational Services and Leadership


College of Education


Stephanie Lezotte, Ph.D.

Committee Member 1

Andrew Tinnin, Ed.D.

Committee Member 2

Tyrone McCombs, Ph.D.


Events, Programming, Student Engagement, Student Involvement


Rowan University--Undergraduates


Higher Education


The purpose of this study is to quantitatively examine the ways in which student engagement is utilized on the Glassboro campus at Rowan University and how it has impacted the overall development of undergraduate students enrolled in the Fall of 2022 and Spring of 2023. Utilizing Qualtrics, a 14-question survey was distributed to all enrolled students starting in December of 2022 and ending in February of 2023. This survey contained questions that surveyed the population demographically and asked how frequent they attend various programs on-campus. The survey data was then analyzed to better understand students’ perceptions of the current programming structure at Rowan University. The research indicated that many of the current programs are impactful to students such as student organization, Rowan After Hours, and department programs. Through this research, there is also a better understand of how the current programming structure can evolve and meet the needs of the student population. The research suggests that there is a need for more identity-based programming and for alternative timing to programs to fit the schedule of every type of student including commuting students, and non-traditional students.