Extra Caricular Activities
The primary goals of extracurricular activities focus on the individual student level, the institutional level, and the broader community level. These activities exist to complement the university's academic curriculum and to augment the student's educational experience. Extracurricular activities provide a setting to become involved and to interact with other students, thus leading to increased learning and enhanced development. By identifying with a peer group, that group may influence a student's affective and cognitive development as well as his or her behavior.
By working together with other individuals, students learn to negotiate, communicate, manage conflict, and lead others. Taking part in these out of the classroom activities helps students to understand the importance of critical thinking skills, time management, and academic and intellectual competence. Involvement in activities helps students mature socially by providing a setting for student interaction, relationship formation, and discussion. Working outside of the classroom with diverse groups of individuals allows for students to gain more self confidence, autonomy, and appreciation for others' differences and similarities.