Crowder College’s Campus Life will host the first ever housing conference for Missouri Community Colleges, June 20-21, on the Neosho campus.
The workshop will host seven community colleges who either offer or are considering on-campus housing. The event will kick off Thursday with roundtable discussions addressing policy and discipline issues. A presentation and discussion about the challenges facing 1st generation students will follow. Day two will hold another roundtable discussion followed by brainstorming issues to include mental health, immunization, and other issues facing institutions.
“The idea to visit with peer institutions inspired us to host a housing conference,” stated Mark Aubuchon, Campus Life Director. “We all face similar challenges and what better way to learn than to spend time working through some of these issues.
Aubuchon hopes the event will prove beneficial to all attendees. One group attending is considering on-campus housing, which provides a different outlook for all involved.
Attendees will stay at the Roughrider Village apartments to help defray expenses.
Crowder College offers on-campus residence options for students. The Brown Complex and Roughrider Village Apartments. Brown houses between 180-250 students in 16 individual houses containing 6 suites in each. Roughrider Village has 64 furnished units (32-one bedroom; 32-two bedroom) providing more independent living. Trucker Transportation also has 5 units for 25-30 truck driving students. Meal plans are included for the Brown Complex and are optional for Roughrider Village. For more information about on-campus housing go to: crowder.edu/student-life/housing.