Friday, October 21, 2022
Inside Higher Ed
When students struggle to find nutritious food or stable housing, learning becomes more challenging, and they are less likely to complete their education. More colleges are redesigning their roles to more actively help students meet their basic needs. For instance, Ozarks Technical Community College in Montana provides free breakfast to students five days a week, and the North East Texas Community College Care Center houses a food pantry and a closet with personal hygiene supplies. It also offers opportunities for peer mentorship and group mental health therapy sessions.