The Value of Co-Curricular Involvement at a Small Community College: Perspectives from Students Living on Campus
thesisposted on 07.05.2019, 00:00 authored by Nicholas Whipps
This study sought to determine student perspectives about co-curricular offerings at Casper College. It also looked at the extent to which participation in co-curricular organizations and activities enhances the achievement of academic success through GPA. Students were asked questions related to what co-curricular programs they participate in, attitudes of impact on success factors, barriers to participation, how often they participate, and program topic interests. Results of the study indicated students agreed that their co-curricular involvement had an impact on their success in many ways. Results also helped identify how often students are participating, barriers to participation, and ideas for topics of interest. The strengths and needs identified by the study could serve as essential information for practical evaluation and application of co-curricular programming on the Casper College campus. The study can also to add to the growing body of knowledge about co-curricular involvement and student success.