Supporting Retention through Food and Housing Security

June 22, 2017

While civic engagement traditionally looks at the issue of hunger outside of the institution, these initiatives can look inward to the campus community to support work addressing issues of campus food and housing insecurity. These issues can have a major impact on student retention and success.

Community and civic engagement offices can work to align themselves with on-campus efforts to support at-risk students and the wider community of the campus. These efforts include raising awareness of the challenges many college students face regarding food and housing insecurity and working to address those issues.

One of a wide range of Knowledge Hubs developed by Campus Compact, Supporting Retention through Food and Housing Security offers resources and examples of practice to support campus initiatives aimed at helping students meet food and housing needs so they can stay in college.