Date of Graduation

Spring 2018

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Strategic & Organizational Communications

Research Sponsor

Dr. Andrew Rancer

First Reader

Dr. Yang Lin

Second Reader

Dr. Dudley Turner


College is a vital time in a person's life and the quality of their experiences usually go beyond just the academic and for this reason it is important that we study these experiences too.

This study looked to gain knowledge about why some students choose to be involved on campus and utilize services provided by their universities and others do not. To do this we gathered data from students about their perceived self-efficacy and communication apprehension in addition to their level of involvement while in college in the hopes to either find support, or rule these traits out as factors as to why students do or do not participate in services or get involved on campus.