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One Shocker Family is committed to being here for you and your student throughout your college journey. At Wichita State, we want parents and family to feel engaged and connected.

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Shocker Family Programs

Starting a college career can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Wichita State University offers a number of resources to help students make a successful transition to life as a Shocker. We are here to help your student transition academically and socially to campus by connecting them with the people, services, and support they need to get them to graduation and beyond.

We are here to encourage your student's well-being and academic success while at Wichita State. If you ever need to reach us, please call 316-978-3149 or email shocker.family@wichita.edu.


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Student Involvement

Many students attend college, but how many of them gain the full collegiate experience? It is estimated that more than 70 percent of what students learn during college results from out-of-class experiences.

The Office of Student Involvement helps connect students to the co-curricular and extracurricular programs that will help them enhance their experience while at Wichita State. Student Involvement coordinates an art gallery for budding artists, provides opportunities for service in local and global communities; fosters brotherhood and sisterhood through Greek life; offers programs for personal and leadership development; hosts social, cultural and educational programs and is home to a diverse collection of over 200 recognized student organizations. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Student Involvement has continued to offer virtual and remote activities to help students get involved and feel connected to Wichita State and their community.

Why Should Students Get Involved?

Research has shown that involvement in college leads to:

  • More positivity about the college experience.
  • More success at gaining employment after graduation and higher workplace satisfaction.
  • Increased peer interaction, which correlates to positive growth in leadership ability, public speaking, and interpersonal, analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Integration into the campus community and the creation of a personalized college experience.

How Can Families Help?

  • Encourage your student to get involved, try new things and explore their interests.
  • Show an interest in your student’s involvement and participate in virtual events and programs that are important to them.
  • Encourage your student to connect with their peers and involvement opportunities on a personal level.



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