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4 Creative Steps Small Colleges Can Take to Promote Student Involvement (22 hits)

School spirit is a quality that every college should strive for. Academics are important, but there should be more than just homework and exams. In order to make the most of your school, you need to get students involved. For smaller colleges, it can be difficult but achievable. Here are four creative steps small colleges can take to promote student involvement:


Host Great Events


You want to have all kinds of fun events on campus to encourage student involvement. These can range from hosting touring musicians to having an on-campus talent show. You also want to make sure you promote these events as well as possible. Have active social media accounts for campus events. These should be on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, with plenty of specific info. You want to make sure that people know about these events. You should also have incentives for students. For instance, you could have free or reduced admission for students. This could also come with a suggested donation. You should also make sure the events are properly organized so that students look forward to more.


Have Student Government


College is a time for young people to learn about how much their voice matters. There’s no better way to show this than through student government. Giving your students the opportunity to express their views on your school and what can be improved is crucial. Through student government elections, you can realize what issues are most important to students. There might be things raised that you hadn’t considered. By encouraging democracy amongst your students, you can help them realize just how important making their voice heard is. It can also teach them crucial teamwork skills that they’ll carry into their careers. They can realize how working with others is so important, even if you don’t agree on everything. College should be about opening up the minds of your students. There’s no better way to do so than through student government.


Encourage Student Group Formations


There should be more to your school than just classes. You want to give students the opportunity to stretch their minds even outside of the classrooms. Encouraging students to form groups will allow them to get the most out of college. They might start a group based on a shared interest or hobby. There could also be ones about political beliefs. Another good type of group is one based on emotional support for things like grief and mental illness. Make sure that you avoid authorizing any groups that could be deemed hateful. You want to ensure that your college campus is a place that’s inclusive, where students can feel safe.


Have School Spirit Symbols


There are ways to liven up school spirit like never before. One of the best ways is through the use of a promotional products for schools, such as a good mascot. Having a funny or inspiring mascot will allow students to realize their school is more than just a school.


Instead, it can become a place that they hold deep in their hearts as a source of love. Just the image of the mascot could be something that inspires them. Much like the American flag inspires people, so can your symbols for your school. This is your chance to let school spirit flow through your students. Think about the pride you had for your own alma mater. Then, do all you can to make your students feel the same.


A great college is one that’s well-rounded and provides a terrific experience for its students. You want to do all you can to give students a satisfying experience. When it comes time for them to graduate, they should look back in pride at their school and all it provided for them.

Posted By: Hannah Whittenly
Tuesday, January 9th 2018 at 3:35PM
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