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GTV: How Involvement Affects Raider Pride at WSU

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Student Organizations | Photo by Caitlin Shatsby | The Wright State Guardian

Involved commuter and residential students alike find that involvement makes them more likely to have higher student morale.

Involvement and morale

According to Oxford Languages, morale is “the confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or group at a particular time.” 

Whether students join an organization or go to in-person events, feeling a connection and getting involved helps students feel positive about their Wright State experience. Izzy Rice is one of such students, serving as the Director of April Craze for the University Activities Board.

“I think it’s my position in UAB, but I can honestly think it extends it [morale]. I like to get pretty involved on campus and have that school spirit,” Rice said.

According to State, “Extracurricular activities provide a setting to become involved and interact with other students, thus leading to increased learning and enhanced development.” 

Popular choices to get involved include service organizations and student government. Joseph Marano serves as president of Engineers Without Borders and the Director of Student Affairs for SGA.

“I’d say so [feeling connected], especially with Engineers Without Borders. We do different projects, local projects with members on campus. I know in particular, we work with the theater groups, and we do set design for them, making sure they have things to use as props and stuff like that, which, at least personally, that’s a side of Wright State I wouldn’t be able to interact with otherwise,” Marano said.