Meaghan Lynch

Date Approved


Degree Type

Open Access Senior Honors Thesis

Department or School

Leadership and Counseling

First Advisor

Linda Foran, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Cory Hamilton

Third Advisor

Ronald Flowers


Through a comparative analysis of Eastern Michigan University and Oxford-Brookes University, it has been determined that despite being similar in size and reputability, student organizations look significantly different. The researcher determined a strong first step in discussing why the two universities have such differing approaches to student involvement would be to investigate the value found in extra-curricular participation for students that occur in both countries. The researcher explored this difference and discusses what each institution could learn from the other and continue to grow and develop their extracurricular programs.