Research conducted on the benefits of being involved outside of the classroom has been consistently positive. Those students who take the time to volunteer, mentor, or in some way give something back to their communities generally become more well-rounded graduates who have had the opportunity to apply much of what they have learned in their classrooms to a variety of real world experiences.
The office has assisted students looking for volunteer opportunities to help satisfy community service, disciplinary, or court-ordered requirements. It has also served as a site for credit-granting internships from a number of academic departments including Nursing and Health and Human Performance. The Health Promotion Office also encourages, supports and advises student groups interested making a difference on campus in areas related to individual health and safety.