Student Success and Parent Programs

Student Involvement

Student involvement is often a key factor in ensuring a student's successful transition to University life. Involvement may have different meanings for each student. The most important consideration is for students to seek out activities, organizations, etc., which are most compatible with his or her needs and interests. A student's time in college is very short, so try to take advantage of as many things as possible, both academic and extracurricular. The Fairs, a university-sponsored activity held in August, is a great way to explore all of the options Western and its community has to offer by showcasing more than 200 campus and community organizations, and businesses.

Additional opportunities to get involved may include everything from intramural sports, fine arts, program major clubs, culturally diverse associations, to honors organizations, sororities, and fraternities. Listed below are a few student organizations, volunteer groups, and student employment opportunities that may spark an interest in your student.