How can parents get involved?
Getting involved at Drury is easy for parents. Many of our student groups have opportunities for parent involvement. From participating in events to helping with meetings and activities, there is always something to do. Once your son or daughter has joined student groups, parents may speak with the campus advisor for more involvement opportunities.
Will my son or daughter have time for student organizations?
Balancing academics, work, family responsibilities and personal time is a big task for each student. Student organizations offer an atmosphere to help students get more involved, find friends with similar interests and help improve time management skills. Many of Drury's student organizations also offer assistance to maintain or improve academic study skills and recognize academic accomplishments.
Are these groups safe?
Yes. Drury University is a safe place to be involved in a student organization. All of Drury's student organizations are committed to providing a positive experience for all of their members. Each group has a campus advisor that is a full-time faculty or staff member. The campus advisor works with the student leaders to provide support, resources and advice for general operations such as planning meetings and events.
Insider Tips from Parents of Drury Students:
Your son or daughter is brand new to Drury and you want to help them do well in your classes, make some new friends and get involved in the right things. There are endless possibilities; we've contacted the experts (parents of current Drury students) to help you find the things that you need. Now, we're ready to share this important information with you:
Encourage new experiences.
College life offers a world of possibilities for your son or daughter. This is the perfect time for them to try new things and find out what he or she is really interested in. Your son or daughter may never have mentioned a love for the environment or international travel before; but he or she is interested now. Continue to encourage them to try new things, they could find new hobbies (or a career) by stepping outside of their comfort zone.
Support their interests.
Your son or daughter will make big decisions during their college experience. When they approach you about getting involved on campus, support their decision. Studies show that students involved in campus organizations have a more complete college experience and are more likely to graduate. As parents, it is important to understand the importance of supporting their interests and encouraging their involvement.
What is one way for you to get really involved at Drury? Ask questions. These questions should be to your son or daughter about their groups, their new friends and their experiences. By actively participating in your son or daughter's collegiate experience, you provide new opportunities for them to tell you what they're doing and pass their excitement on to you!
For more information about how you can get involved as a Drury parent, visit our Parents and Family page.