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Students Who Participate Achieve Academically

Whether you are a new incoming student or a returning student to Eastern Connecticut State University this fall, one thing is clear - students who get involved in organized clubs and organizations excel better than their peers in the classroom.

During the past academic year, over 900 students were members of at least one of the 60 clubs and organizations sponsored by the Student Government Association at Eastern. Students in every academic class outperformed their counterparts who did not participate with an overall GPA average of 2.99.

Students have choices in clubs and organizations that are as diverse as the student body. At present, choices include a wide variety of academic clubs including those focused on accounting, advertising, marketing, economics, education, history, pre-law, pre-med, psychology, and public relations. There are sports clubs including bowling, rugby, cheerleading and a variety of dance and step teams. Leadership opportunities are abound with organizations including habitat for humanity, freshman and advanced leadership councils, and a variety of community service based organizations. There are also special interest groups that are wide-ranging including Eastern's NAACP chapter, debate team, outdoors club, organization of Latin American students, and many others.

A complete list of currently active clubs and organizations is available at the Student Activities web site. Students are always welcome to start a new club or organization. Information on the web site indicates the process on how to get started. Individuals can contact John Bazin, the Student Organization Assistant in the Office of Student Activities for more information.