Pick One

Getting involved matters.  PICK ONE! is a SST initiative to communicate The University of Iowa’s expectation that all first-year students will get involved in an activity to enrich their educational experience.  Faculty, staff, and students can support PICK ONE! by wearing a PICK ONE! button, posting a PICK ONE! flyer in their office or reception area, and by asking students at the beginning of the fall semester if they have registered their PICK ONE! selection.  Students are expected to register their PICK ONE! selections by October 1st.  In 2010, more than 50% of first-year, first semester students picked an activity to participate in by the October 1 deadline.

The nine PICK ONE! categories include:

Academic/Honors Opportunities
Campus Employment
Fraternities and Sororities
Intramural or Club Sports
Multicultural Activities
Performing Arts
Student Organizations

To request flyers or posters promoting PICK ONE! complete this form: https://orgsync.com/forms/show/22316

To download a Powerpoint slide of the graphic below, click here. The slide can be displayed before classes or presentations to remind students to Pick One!

To download a Pick One! finger graphic, for black/white  click here. For black/gold, click here.

Data from Research on Iowa Student Experiences (RISE) and Student Success Team (SST) conversations indicate (1) the importance of student engagement for persistence and satisfaction and (2) concerns about the extent to which first-year UI students are taking advantages of opportunities to get involved in out-of-class activities. Discussions at the SST retreat in July 2007 generated widespread support for a “Pick One” effort.

Pick One! is sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership.

The PICK ONE! Advisory Committee includes:

Kristi Finger (Chair), Center for Student Involvement and Leadership
Sarah Hansen, Office of the Vice President for Student Life
Cindy Seyfer, Student Financial Aid and Campus Employment
Brian Corkery, Academic Advising
Bob Kirby, UI Honors Program
Eric Rossow, Center for Student Involvement and Leadership
Chris Dibbern, Campus ITS
Steve Bowers, Campus ITS
Tommy Schorer, UI Recreational Services
Becky Wilson, University Housing and Dining
Kelly Jo Karnes, Center for Student Involvement and Leadership
Tara Edberg, Center for Student Involvement and Leadership
Rachel Gatewood, Center for Diversity and Enrichment