Twelve Benefits of Involvement

SJSU Welcome Convocation attendees

  1. Students who get involved are more likely to be satisfied with their college experience and persist to graduation.

  2. Getting involved makes a student population of 30,000 seem much smaller and more manageable.

  3. Four or five years of college gets boring without new friends and new experiences!

  4. Getting involved provides you a sense of connection that you won't have if you hurry from class, to your job, to your off-campus residence.

  5. Getting involved outside of the classroom reinforces the learning that happens inside the classroom.

  6. Students who get involved don't think of SJSU as a commuter campus.

  7. Students who get involved get to make a difference because they learn how to get things done.

  8. SJSU graduates who are former student leaders are known all over Silicon Valley, you too can be part of this group of doers.

  9. Students who don't get involved until they are close to graduating regret they didn't do it sooner.

  10. Students who get involved learn important life skills and grow in ways that they weren't expecting.

  11. Employers want to hire people who know how to work with others.

  12. It's true, you will get out of SJSU and your college experience what you put into it!