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How Engaged are Your Students in Campus Life?

How Engaged are Your Students in Campus Life?

Trying new things and meeting new people are some of the most important parts of college. Ways to engage on campus are as broad and varied as students’ interests and diversity across communities. When students engage outside the classroom, they discover something new about themselves whether it is by joining clubs, interning or working, attending special events, or even just hanging out in the cafeteria.

Engagement outside the classroom helps students:

  • Develop ideas
  • Identify with a community
  • Establish life-long friendships
  • Meet role models and informal mentors
  • Uncover hidden talents
  • Learn new skills
  • Obtain employment

For students with intellectual disabilities participation in social activities doesn’t always come easy. During the webinar, our presenters discussed the Community Life Engagement Guideposts as a framework to facilitate campus community engagement for Monique, a fictitious student.

There is also a Think College publication available that complements this webinar here.

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