Student Organizations are important!
Organizations at Kennesaw State University actively participate in and contribute to a vibrant university community. Approximately 300 Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) at KSU provide transformative experiences and opportunities for students to grow as individuals, leaders, and community members. The debates, social and cultural events, lectures, and many other activities organized by student groups contribute to making the student experience the best that it can be.
The Department of Student Activities works proactively to guide student organizations by providing education, training, and consultation. RSOs and the Department of Student Activities exist as partners in the University community. Student Activities staff serve as facilitators to student organizations by defining appropriate boundaries, sharing information, and assisting in the decision-making process. We work to help RSOs appropriately manage their risks and achieve their goals.
Finally, research has shown that students who are involved on campus are more likely to be successful and to gain more from their time in college (Astin, 1984). Accordingly, student organizations provide opportunities to gain valuable experience in the practical aspects of leadership, communication, risk management, and teamwork. As such, student engagement in clubs and organizations are an important component to campus life at KSU that provide an outlet for the student voice to be heard and a vehicle for students to have a substantial impact on campus.