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Policy Brief: Planning for Student Life on CampusFrom Mark EinsiedelProposition for Student Life OfficeAs we open our doors as a new institution, I propose the creation of a Student Life Officein charge of providing motivation, encouragement, guidance, and support to allstudents as they progress through their exciting collegiate experience. With therise in the number of students attending college, the importance of student lifemust be recognized. Student life on campus has been shown to improve not onlyretention rates among campuses, but to also show greater overall happinessamongst and a better sense of belonging because it helps students make the mostof their college lives.I feel very strongly that a Student Life Office is necessary and will undoubtedly help tocreate an exceptional living and learning environment for students and thegreater university community. The office shall be committed to enhancing thegrowth of students to reach their full potential by providing rich learningopportunities through our programs, services, and facilities. Lastly, throughspecific rules and regulations, the office would promote a safe and welcomingatmosphere for students that foster personal development, an engagedcommunity, and a sense of personal connection to the university as part of ourcommitment to our university's emphasis on diversity, teaching, research, andpublic service.Student life on campus is often taken for granted and most people do not realize itsimportance to students. In a survey conducted by StudentsReviews.com, onaverage, students rated the educational quality of their institution as a “B”, butthe social life on campus as a “C+”. Furthermore, when students were asked ifthey would return to their school, a stunning 37.5% responded that theywouldnotreturn. If students said that their educational quality was a “B,” what aspectof their college lives would cause them to not want to return? It is the “C+” theygave as social life. Students are not active enough and feel that not enough isbeing offered to them as student on their respective campuses.Student OrganizationsAs students grow at our university, they should also strive to become involved in onstudent organizations. The organizations would be started and run by students, offeringthem opportunities to display leadership and creativity. By offering student organizationsin which the students themselves create, students will be more inclined to join groups thatare interesting to them. Moreover, students will be more prone to become an active

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Term
Fall
Professor
JIMDRAKE
Tags
Fraternities and sororities, Student Life Office

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