The Department of Campus Life and Housing at Northern Wyoming Community College District works in partnership with resident students to create a healthy and positive living-learning community, enhancing students’ academic pursuits and providing students with the necessary support and skills to become better citizens, dynamic leaders, and individuals guided by integrity. We promote an atmosphere rooted in civility and personal responsibility and encourage reflective thinking and active involvement. Together, the staff and students strive to promote values of community, inquiry, integrity, and caring.
The residence halls are a home to those students living on campus. A residence hall is a vital community: alive with a diversity of people, ideas, goals, needs, and most importantly, a commitment to sharing. The residence halls create a living and learning environment. They provide a supportive structure within which students feel comfortable exploring, both individually and collectively, many different possibilities for growth.
Community refers to a group of people sharing a common interest, who…
- Are interdependent for the fulfillment of certain needs;
- Live in close proximity and interact on a regular basis;
- Share in defining expectations for all members of the group and assume responsibility for meeting these expectations;
- Are respectful and considerate of the individuality of other persons within the community.
Northern Wyoming Community College District offers safe, clean and affordable on campus housing for NWCCD students while they attend college. The atmosphere is in harmony with that of acquiring an education and personal growth in a college setting. Student housing is a privilege for NWCCD students. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure the future of this privilege by taking personal responsibility in dealing with issues that may arise.
BENEFITS TO LIVING ON CAMPUS
Residence Hall Students:
- Are provided a higher level of safety and security than living off campus
- Have a substantially better chance of graduating
- Have increased feelings of self-confidence and popularity
- Have improved public speaking ability.
- Are overall more satisfied with their college experience.
- Have higher GPA’s than those living off-campus
- Take a higher number of credit hours per semester
- Utilize campus resources such as the library more often
- Get more involved with campus activities, gaining leadership skills
- Have a higher probability of getting their degree from the same institution
- Show greater gains in artistic interests and interpersonal self esteem
**Based on studies done by Fleming (1984) and Nobel (1985)