Extracurricular Involvement on a Collegiate Campus

Courtney Gietl Butler University
Faculty Sponsor(s): Kenneth Colburn Butler University
The purpose of the following study is to observe current research and then use the following to analyze the undergraduate students on Butler University’s campus. Surveys done by Hawkins (2010) at Purdue University, have found that students involved in more extracurricular activities tend to have a higher GPA, work ethic and an increase in their college experience. Other studies done by Foreman & Retallick (2012) at Iowa State University, have also found that students who are involved in more extracurricular activities tend to have a higher leadership ability and more persistence in their studies than students who are not involved. My research question will be to focus on how participants have developed as a result of being a member of these clubs and see how they relate to studies done by other colleges in the United States. With around 150 organizations on Butler’s campus there is a wide range of differing interests and involvement. This data will be obtained through in-person interviews done with members of different clubs on Butler’s Campus.
Sociology
Oral Presentation

When & Where

10:45 AM
Jordan Hall 201