As the University endeavors to becoming the New Career University through its Career Services for Life® campaign, RSOs are the bridge to each students’ transition from education to the workplace.
Co-curricular programs such as RSOs reinforce a student’s “why”—intentions of purpose— by equipping them with skills for personal and professional development (Rosch and Collins, 2017). This creates motivation to meet and exceed their goals of academic completion and job attainment. In addition, participation in RSOs cultivate social and civic development, leadership identity formation, soft skills (i.e. collaboration and communication) reinforcement, community networking and career support (Rosch and Collins, 2017).
Below are some of the highlights our RSOs had despite the disruptions cause by the pandemic:
Upsilon Phi Delta (Health Administration): Hosted 1st online induction
Pi Lambda Theta (Education): Collaborated with national chapter to determine best practices for student engagement
Eta Theta (Criminal Justice): Joined forces with program colleges to promote the organization and upgraded their website to improve student accessibility
National Society for Leadership & Success: The second largest chapter of NSLS national, $55K in scholarships, $17K in charity, 5K in perpetual scholarship and collaborated with University Assessment for student engagement data to enhance co-curricular offerings
- Golden Key International Honor Society: Newest RSO, partnered with the American Red Cross and donated blood