We believe that a student's learning process is ongoing and we work to create academic opportunities outside of the classroom. These opportunities are intentionally developed and part of the educational advantage students receive when they choose to live on-campus.
Faculty In Residence
The Faculty in Residence Program offers the opportunity for selected faculty and their families to live in a residential community with students. It is a unique experience that encourages a crucial link between students and faculty. The Resident Faculty work closely with the Residence Life staff to create programs for the residents.
Peer Mentor Staff
Peer Mentors are the heart of our academic services effort. These students of sophomore standing or higher that have great leadership skills and proven academic success guide first-year students through the many different adjustments from the high school to the college experience, and encourage experienced students to become more involved in their academic community. Peer Mentors provide tutoring in our Learning Resource Centers and facilitate study sessions for first-year students. Peer Mentors also provide academic workshops, First Year Experience programming to help new students adapt to college, and individual follow up, referral to resources, and support for students needing additional help.
Campus Housing Learning Areas
Campus Housing facilities a wide range of programs and events for residents. These programs not only allow our residents to develop a community with their neighbors and classmates living on-campus, but also demonstrate the educational advantage to living on-campus.
Through the Campus Housing Learning Areas, residents will:
- Demonstrate skills that prepare them to live autonomously and productively as independent adults.
- Develop substantial, healthy, and positive relationships with their peers, faculty, and staff.
- Engage in meaningful dialogues that encourage students to reflect critically about their own beliefs, experiences, and identities, learn and understand the beliefs, experiences and identities of those around them, and articulate how their lived experiences contribute to the greater community.
- Successfully create professional materials and hone skills that prepare them for post-graduation accomplishment.
- Exhibit pride in their communities by attending university events and being proactive in reporting community concerns.
- Cultivate a network of academic support, develop their study skills, and interact with peers and faculty, to complement their in-class learning experience.
Living Learning Communities
Our Living and Learning Communities (LLC) attract high-achieving students and provide specialized attention for an enriched educational experience. They offer a sense of community through programs, conversations, and faculty interaction centered on members’ interests.
Learning Resource Centers
Learning Resource Centers (LRC) are purposeful locations for one-on-one and group tutoring, as well as study twenty-four hours a day. Peer Mentors offer tutoring in the LRCs most evenings in a range of subjects.