Aside from the classic activities fair, an almost inherent trait of colleges and universities is the often abusive use of drugs and alcohol. Through participation in extracurricular activities, a student will protect themselves and their friends from these substances, and thus contribute to preserving the integrity of God’s meaning for a healthy educational community. In a 2013 survey provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, it was found that over a third of all college students reported binge ...
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...ar activities and experiences along with their already prestigious academic and research focuses. By doing this, they will be enabling students to transform their community on campus and beyond by limiting the harmful effects of substance abuse, increasing the sense of belonging felt by campus minorities, and developing transferable skills between the campus and the professional world. The Lord intended for students to not abuse substances, to embrace minorities, and to use their hands and skills in work. God’s aim and plan for the world can be condensed into “community” (Grenz 112). Academia and research are essential elements of any college campus, however extracurricular activities can act as a bridge from student to student, student to faculty, and student to world. Extracurricular activities stabilize the complex, diverse communal web that is the college campus.
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