M.A. in Higher Education Administration
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Sisco, Burton R.
College students--New Jersey; Student activities--New Jersey
Higher Education Administration
This study was designed to determine the reasons why students get involved in student organizations, the benefits perceived by being involved, and the impact of the "highly involved" student. Seventy-five undergraduate students from Rowan University participated in the study by completing a survey that asked about involvement in a Student Government (SGA) chartered organization, Greek Life, and Varsity Athletics and the perceived learning outcomes associated with involvement. A follow-up interview was conducted with four students who completed the survey in order to more fully answer the question of what motivated and characterized the highly involved student. The survey inquired about three areas: (a) why students get involved, (b) perceived benefits of involvement, and (c) perceived learning outcomes associated with involvement. Findings from this study supports previous research, while expanding the knowledge base of Greek Life Leaders and Varsity Athletics, in addition to highly involved members of Student Government Association (SGA) chartered organizations at Rowan University.
Lizza, Joseph P., "A study of student involvement at Rowan University" (2007). Theses and Dissertations. 817.