Student involvement on-campus is a vital part of learning and growing. On-campus organizations help students to gain social networking skills and teamwork experiences. Student organizations allow students to build a sense of responsibility for their community and the world around them. Research shows that students who are involved in at least one student organization are more productive in their schoolwork; more satisfied with their college experience; and are believed to be more prepared for the workforce.
Finally, student involvement is important because it allows students to gain experience in an area they find interesting. Extracurricular activities tell an employer that a student has leadership, time management and problem-solving skills; exactly the qualities they are looking for in an employee.