Caring Campus


What is Caring Campus?

The Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) created Caring Campus based on research that shows students who feel more connected to their college are more likely to be retained, persist from semester to semester, and complete their academic goals.

Campus Coffee Connections


All events are from 10 - 11 a.m. in the SSC 3rd floor staff lounge.
10-10:30 will be coffee/networking- Bring Your Own Mug! 
10:30-10:40 will be the first office presentation allowing for 5 minutes of Q&A
10:45-10:55 will be the second office presentation allowing for 5 minutes of Q&A

Can't come in person- but want to tune in?  Please join us via zoom!

  • Thursday, January 18
    Presenting Offices: Community and Academic Relations & the Photography Department
    Watch zoom recording! 
  • Thursday, February 1
    Presenting Offices: Kinesiology Department, and the Welcome Center!
    Watch zoom recording (coming soon!)
  • Thursday, February 29
    Presenting Offices: Financial Aid & Scholars Program
    Join us in the SSC 3rd floor lounge or via zoom! 

  • Tuesday, March 12 (Spring Flex Day Special Session!) Presenting Offices: TBD
  • Thursday, April 4
    Presenting Offices: STEM department and Career Services

  • Thursday, May 2
    Presenting Offices: Black Collegians, Latino Center & DSPS

  • Thursday, May 23
    Presenting Offices: (TBD)

What are These?

These are monthly opportunities for faculty, staff, and managers to come together to build community over a cup of coffee, as well as learn something new about other departments on campus.

The goals of this initiative are as follows:

  1. Help people get to know one another better in a fun, informal setting.
  2. Help them learn about other departments so they can continue to learn more and serve as a resource for students.

What's the format for the Hour?

The first 15 minutes is social, getting to know folks. Then we'll have two departments/offices share out the "Top 5 Things You Should Know about Our Office" There will be time for Q&A.

Can't Make it in Person?

Don't worry! We will be streaming the presentations on Zoom and we will post the recordings on this page.

Most Importantly:

Bring Your Own CUP/MUG and get some free coffee while you're connecting with your campus colleagues!