By Amy Everson
Senior Manager, Student and Alumni Affairs, APUS
The Office of Student and Alumni Affairs works with students, alumni, faculty and staff to develop opportunities for engagement outside the classroom. Through student organizations, campus leadership, mentoring and service projects, members of the university community are offered various opportunities to connect with each other.
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Virtual Organization Fair Held on November 10
On November 10, 2020, the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs hosted the third annual Virtual Organization Fair. Students and alumni chatted with organization representatives to ask questions and learn about the programs and events hosted throughout the year. As a result, more than 60 new members joined the university organizations.
Campus Leadership Institute Hosts Inaugural Sessions
On November 12 and 13, 2020, campus leaders who serve in various roles across the university’s co-curricular and extracurricular programs attended the inaugural Campus Leadership Institute (CLI). The CLI offered 13 sessions that provided attendees with updates from University Provost Dr. Vernon Smith and leadership training. Topics included goal setting, cultural competency, marketing volunteer experience for a job search, conflict management, building community, communication best practices, and insights from experienced chapter advisors and presidents.
More than 60 campus leaders who serve across the university community joined these sessions to build their skills.
The Importance of Joining a Student Organization
Why is it important to join a student organization? By getting involved, you can:
- Make connections to other students with shared interests
- Develop your skills in collaboration, communication, leadership and time management
- Boost your self-confidence
Current students who are involved in our student organizations have reported building a network of peers and building durable skills.
How to Get Involved in Student Organizations
The Office of Student and Alumni Affairs is excited to help you get involved and stay connected to students and alumni outside of the classroom. We have many leadership opportunities available and would love to hear from you.
If you are interested in being a campus leader or learning more about the Campus Leadership Program, don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
Ready When You Are
At American Public University, students are priority one. We are committed to providing quality education, superior student resources, and affordable tuition. In fact, while post-secondary tuition has risen sharply nationwide, the university continues to offer affordable tuition without sacrificing academic quality.