Co-curricular programs and organizations provide opportunities for students to develop friendships, learn new skills, and practice leadership and group development skills. There are more than 100 Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) representing many areas of interest in the following categories: Academic/Professional, Fine Arts, Fraternity/Sorority, Honorary, Multicultural, Recreational, Religious, Special Interest, and Student Governance. It is well documented that students who are involved in campus activities of their choice are more likely to complete their educational goals.
The overall goal of RSOs at the University is to provide students additional educational tools which will assist them: function successfully in their chosen occupational fields; achieve a greater cultural appreciation; achieve greater personal happiness and self-satisfaction; and develop the concepts of responsibility and service to others.
Operating on the basis of voluntary participation and self-government, RSOs are an
integral part of the University community and as such are obligated to contribute
to the scholastic attainment and general development of the individual student. Skills
and experiences obtained through memberships in RSOs serve as a valuable supplement to
the formal curricula. Organizations applying for registration by the University will
be evaluated in view of the manner in which their constitutional objectives support
the stated role of RSOs at Arkansas Tech University.