Less than a mile from Fenway Park, a seven minute walk from the MFA, and on the banks of the Charles River, Boston University really throws its students right into the heart of the best city in the world. However, there are many colleges in Boston, what makes Boston University truly unique is the way it ensures students know how to navigate and really become a part of the Boston community. When I toured Boston University I was amazed at all the opportunities that I saw to make sure their students do not feel lost and always feel like they have a sense of community. I was shocked that in such a big city, at such a large school, I was seeing a bunch of small communities that had formed whether it was a study group, a floor in the residence halls, or a few friends that were eating lunch together. That is what makes or breaks a person's time in college. During the college years people are growing, changing, and figuring out just exactly they are. Without the right community this can be really difficult and almost impossible.
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Hence, students must learn to properly nourish their bodies with a nutritional diet, enough sleep, and limited intake of alcohol or dugs. Next, students must feel both safe in regards to financial and personal security. Financially security is often what both dormers and commuters alike struggle with, and often take on 20+ hours of work (a damaging effect on school work), or have no gaurantee of being able to afford to come back to school the next year. Also, students learn in college and enjoy their time there if they feel safe enough to explore the campus and walk at night, or use the bus. Hence a low crime rate should be necessary. Thirdly, belonging means students feel they have close friends and family to talk to and be accepted by both at home and on campus. In this sense, it is easier for dormers to find friends on campus, but get more distances with those back at home, while the opposite is true for commuters. However, if both make an effort to get involved in groups of their interest on campus, and keep in touch with family and friends back home, they can overcome these struggles, although it may be difficult at first due to the big campus size and busy schedules. Once the basic needs are met so far, students must feel a sense of self-worth and achievement. They need to
At Bethel University, where I am currently a student, community is a strong point. We care for each other regardless of socioeconomic, and racial background. We watch out for one another. We ask each other how our days are going, and we mean it. But the community outside the “Bethel Bubble” is far from this. Outside of campus there are riots, war, hate crimes, and all sorts of evil. The sense of community in our nation
It is also important to understand that community extends beyond campus to the entire city, Stephanie Harrill, Badger Volunteers director, said. This is especially beneficial during a time of growth and development at a higher education institution. This kind of awareness allows for students to not only make the best out of their college experience but also contribute and help their communities to better the environment around them.
Being an honors student at the University of Houston-Downtown, I am very aware of how establishing community can be an important factor when trying to make an impact. The University of Houston-Downtown is branded as being a major opportunity for those who are non-traditional students. Yet this left me, a
Community involvement in the mediation of child protection cases, although not a new concept, is one that is not generally used in many jurisdictions. Not used to determine if abuse has occurred, which is the duty of other state officials, CP (child protection) mediators are a third party brought in to promote communication between all parties within the case. Mediator used on CP cases must ensure that the interests of the child are of the priority of all involved, parents, caseworkers, and community members.
(RE-WORDING OF MA) Being a part of a club or participating in activities are what introduce students to campus life. (MINOR 1 FOR MA) There are many clubs and organizations that students themselves create. Some clubs and organizations that are located at the campus are Anime & Manga Society or Computer & Tech Club. (MINOR 2 FOR MA) Not only can students join academic clubs but sport based clubs as well. Some of these sport clubs are skiing, backpacking, or snowboarding with Peak Adventure. Taking these opportunities to join clubs and to be active in extracurricular activities are what gives students chances to experience campus life. Students who are involved in campus life feel more comfortable with the college, people, and resources that CSU provides. (RE-WORDING OF MB) Located in a beautiful urban oasis which is nestled alongside the American River lies, California State University. (MINOR 1 FOR MB) The campus is located in the heart of California. After class students can read a book beneath the three thousand five hundred shaded trees. After hiking down paths, students can hike on a thirty two mile American River trail also. Following this trail leads to a path that runs through unique habitats that surround the
In “Community and Diversity”, Rebekah Nathan explores the sense of “community” that universities try to force onto students with social events and activities. From her observations, she implies that students seem to dissociate themselves from these activities which minimizes their opportunities to socialize with new people. She argues that inspite of the attempts colleges make in
Another to consider as having a great impact from the occurrence of sexual violence is the community. Although the community may not be considered as a victim and may not require direct medical and mental health care for survivors of sexual abuse. The community is impacted in a different way. Since community functions as a whole and its functionality rely on the health and well-being of the population. It is empirical that the community maintains as sound and disease free environment. In the case of sexual assault or abuse, there have been cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) occurrences involving sexual assault. Since STD are transmitted between people as a result of sexual contact, in sexual assault, it is not uncommon that STD may be
e is an example of a complex societal issue that is frustrating to tackle, since the fundamental attitude of the corporations laying off workers is personal interest. Ironically, they expect social programs to be responsible for their workers while at the same time cutting them back in order to increase profits (Wharf, B & McKenzie, B, 1998). Moreover, it can be discouraging when the changes society wants to see happen are not set in motion with any haste. In order to work at this level, social workers must stay well-informed regarding changes to policies and laws, as well as frequently retrain in order to update their credentials. The biggest disadvantage of macro level practice is the inability to change the restrictions of policies and rules on certain social issues, because it is primarily controlled by relatively few men in business and federal government who rule in accordance with their own interests (Wharf, B & McKenzie,
While sifting through the countless selection of universities as a freshman in high school, I quickly found that one of the top educational establishments in the country was only a measly fifteen miles away. From the welcoming environment fostered by the students to the the incredible urban setting in the heart of Boston, I find it difficult to find things not to like about Boston University. Looking over the magnificent Charles River, Boston University has checked off everything on my college wishlist.The opportunity of living in Boston exposes me to a great diversity of both academic and extracurricular activities. One weekend I could eat at a traditional Italian restaurant after catching a Red Sox game, while the next I could explore one
This article the author is really trying to push for Student Affairs officials to bridge the gap between campus and commuter students. And that means doing whatever it takes to make that the university commuter-friendly whether by making more space for commuters on campus or areas to tend to all of their psychological needs. And this idea is similar to residence hall on campuses that have learning communities within them to tend to a certain group of students. The results in this article show that psychologically, students who were commuter students and attended a community college (as opposed to students at research universities, regional universities, or liberal arts colleges) had lower gains in psychological well-being over the first year
CCU students experience a residential community that is engaged both on campus and around the world. There are dozens of intellectual and spiritual opportunities for students to grow.
Mere days into my college search, I realized that what I was looking for was something of a paradox. I immediately fell in love with small classes, scenic campuses, and tight-knit communities. Even as I realized my affinity for liberal arts schools, I was drawn to larger research universities touting hundreds of extracurriculars and research opportunities and a bustling, vibrant community. I knew I needed a school that married the two - and, initially, I was convinced that no such hybrid existed.
I chose Miami University for its familiarity. A roughly 45-minute trip on Route 27 is all that separates Oxford from my home in Cincinnati. With my family a short car ride away, the security blanket grasped me tightly. The comfort of knowing everything and everyone calmed me, provided me with peace of mind in this next step in my life; fear of uncertainty resided only deep within the recesses of my mind. Miami seemed to completely envelop me in an impenetrable ambiance of tradition and “Love and Honor.” My friends, high school classmates—everyone I knew, it seemed—would be at Miami. Almost like I never left home.
The problem of university application rates is not a new issue, but it is a continual situation that needs to be addressed on a consistent basis. With two out of our three branch campuses, due to close within the next fifteen months down due to budget costs. The decision to close half of our dormitories on main campus which was made seven years ago did eliminate some financial burdens but this also hindered our application rates. Our new student population will encompass only students who are commuting to classes. The university is now moving forward by only electing to have night classes this is going to be installed for the non-traditional student community since