There has been a large decrease with involvement and lack of commitment in organizations all across the Missouri Western land.
I have participated in multiple organizations for seven semesters.
I have never seen a semester where there were such a large number of people lacking in multiple organizations.
For example, I am in the SGA, one of the best organizations to help students understand politics and how to deal with real world issues. Yet there is a lack of interest and commitment.
SGA is not the only organization; I see it happen in sororities and a few fraternities. I just donâ€™t understand why people say that they are going to join an organization then be â€œtoo busyâ€ to fulfill their commitment. I am a busy person, too, but I make sure that I keep my commitments that I have made with my organizations. I also understand that being really busy is part of college life; there has to be some kind of commitment there though.
An organization is like a relationship.
There needs to be communication and commitment, and then there will be bonds formed between people causing everlasting friendships.
Trust me, it is well worth the effort. I know that we have all heard the saying, â€œget involved,â€ but I would say get involved and stay committed.
There are a lot of great opportunities out there waiting for someone to use them, which in return can help benefit their future.
I challenge people to go to the Center for Student Engagement web site (www.missouriwestern.edu/Engagement/stuorgs.asp) and click on find the student organization for you! There are over 50 organizations on this campus. I dare you to check them out.
Freshmen are the future of this university; they should be getting involved just as much, if not more than the upper classmen. I have heard so many excuses that I could probably write a book on how to make excuses for dummies or teach Excuses 101.
Some freshmen that I have met seem to be the large chunk that make these excuses.
They really donâ€™t know what it is like to be extremely busy while being sleep deprived with an empty stomach because they are too poor to buy some food.
Iâ€™m not trying to bash freshmen; I just want to make sure there is student involvement after I am gone. Speaking about student involvement also includes school spirit.
I just want to ask you to check out the web site, get involved, be supportive, and have some MWSU spirit. Go Griffs!