By Jake Harber

Do you find yourself craving a better college experience? Do you want to be more involved on campus? The Student Involvement & Leadership office (SI&L) has a ton of great ways for students to participate in activities, develop leadership skills, and connect with others on campus. So, the question is: how can you get involved with SI&L?


As a student at Dixie, you are a member of DSUSA! This means you can attend weekly events hosted by the Student Life Branch, join a variety of clubs on campus, and even seek funding for student projects through the Academic Senate.

Opportunities such as serving humanitarian trips, going to the annual Casino Night, or even just attending a game with The Stampede in the student section are easy ways students can be more involved!

Are you someone that doesn’t want to just attend events but help put them on? The DSUSA’s Student Government is your one-stop-shop for all things leadership and getting involved. Student Government helps advocate for the student body, host extracurricular opportunities, and promote school spirit. With over 40 student positions, YOU could be a new student leader on campus!


Another great way to get involved is through the Cheer Team, Dixie Blaze Dance Team, and our mascot, Brooks the Bison – all of these groups make up The Spirit Squad. Each group focuses on cheering for our Trailblazer athletes, performing at games, and creating some game-day hype.

Even if being on the court in front of an audience isn’t for you, maybe being everybody’s favorite mascot, Brooks, would be! He shows up to every game and gets involved with the students, the community, and the players.


The Applied Leadership Program is a co-curricular program that helps students develop all the skills to prepare for their careers.

Along with focusing on coursework, the Applied Leadership Program provides additional experiences to develop the mindset and habits that employers are looking for.