Cohesive Campus

What values do you believe are important in fostering a cohesive, successful, and supportive campus community? Please provide us with details from an experience that you had that has shaped these values.

A baseball player my entire life, I often find myself comparing the sport to different things in life. In my eyes, a college campus is comparable to a baseball team, and doing well in a college setting is similar to winning a baseball game.

A successful college has many people that come together to make it a safe, healthy, welcoming environment for the students. The teachers are a huge part of each student’s success. They are the coaches in the baseball game; the ones responsible for guiding the students towards making the right decisions and teaching the students fundamental skills necessary for their success. Without a dedicated teaching faculty, a college cannot succeed, just like a baseball team cannot win without a knowledgeable coach.

There are also the other students at a college who need to be friendly and welcoming. They are the other members of the baseball team; without them, victory is impossible. This is also true in a college setting, a student’s peers are crucial in his or her success. They need to be hard-working, supporting, and accepting in order to help the student adapt to a new environment and flourish in it.

Finally, there are the various members of the faculty ranging from room advisor to those in the...

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