Benefits of Out-of-Class Experiences for Students:
 

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One author estimates that 70% of student learning in college takes place outside of the traditional classroom.

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Students involved in out-of-class activities are more positive about their college experience, social life, living environment and academic major.

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Out-of-class activities contribute to the development of leadership, decision making, and planning skills.

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The ability of students to establish mature and intimate interpersonal relationships is related to participation in out-of-class experiences.

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The single most important variable related to the development of social concern and altruistic values is participation in leadership activities.

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The only factor predictive of adult success, including post-college income, is participation in out-of-class activities.

Source: Involving Colleges by Kuh, Schuh, Whitt (1991) p.8.

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