Caring Campus



Caring Campus logoWhat 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.

  • An intentional effort to make students feel welcome and a sense of connectedness to your college
  • Helps us connect with one another and with other employee groups to create a positive college environment
  • Create behavior change that influence culture change across campus
  • Help the college to reexamine policy barriers to student success


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Campus Coffee Connections

Campus Coffee Connections

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.

Upcoming Dates

All events are from 10 - 11 a.m. in the SSC 3rd floor staff lounge.

10 - 10:30 a.m. - Coffee/networking- Bring Your Own Mug! 
10:30 - 10:40 a.m. - First office presentation allowing for 5 minutes of Q&A
10:45 - 10:55 a.m. - 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!

More information on Campus Coffee Connections

Who is part of the Caring Campus Core Team?

  • Carla Alvarado
  • Sean Blocklin
  • Maria Bonin
  • Carla Brown
  • Aaron Delatorre
  • Kiersten Elliott
  • Paige Glaves
  • Paulette Gomez
  • Loretta Huizar
  • Christina Marcial
  • Hannah Mock
  • Maria Munoz
  • Abigail Orosz
  • Febe Soliman