THE BENEFITS OF GETTING INVOLVED
As a member of a student organization, you will have the opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills as well as practical experience working with others. The enjoyment of collaborating and achieving goals, as well as the interpersonal connections, create one of the most valuable experiences that you will have at UW-Platteville!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get involved?
The Pioneer Involvement Center (PIC) has resources available to help connect students with great opportunities. Stop by the PIC on the 1st floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center, or give us a call at 608-342-1075, or an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Getting involved is completely up to you, and the PIC is here to help. Also make sure to check out our involvement database, PioneerLink
Why should I get Involved?
Not only does involvement look great on a resume, but involved students tend to build more life-long friendships, develop relationships with faculty and staff, and have better grades. Studies show that the more students are involved, the more satisfied they are with their college experience. When you're involved you are beginning your UW-Platteville, Pioneer Engagement Record.
Who should I talk to?
The Pioneer Involvement Center staff will:
Provide guidance in finding a student organization
Help students feel comfortable getting involved in new organizations
Assist with setting Interests in PioneerLink
Support involvement opportunities beyond Clubs and Organizations
Work to build leadership skills through all types of involvement
What skills can I learn through involvement?
Not only will being involved help develop skills learned inside the classroom, but you will learn new skills that may not be taught in the classroom, such as communication, leadership, and conflict management.
Where do I find Student Organizations?
You can see all our active Student Organizations on PioneerLink
. If you'd like to request to join, you can log in and click "Join Organization." The organization leadership will get in contact with you. Most clubs also have their meeting times and locations posted on their profile page, so feel free to stop in!
How do I start a new Student Organization?
Go to PioneerLink and click on "Organizations" on the top of the page. Scroll down and click "Register" located towards the left navigation. All the instructions for creating a new organization are shown.