Another Confirmation for Why Building Strong Community in an On-Campus Housing Program is Important…
From the 4.30.12 Wall Street Journal article by Charles Wheelan, entitled, “10 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won’t Tell You”:
1. Your time in fraternity basements was well spent.
The same goes for the time you spent playing intramural sports, working on the school newspaper or just hanging with friends. Research tells us that one of the most important causal factors associated with happiness and well-being is your meaningful connections with other human beings. Look around today. Certainly one benchmark of your post-graduation success should be how many of these people are still your close friends in 10 or 20 years.
A strong on-campus housing program can help students connect and build life-long friendships, and just as important, help a university keep them on campus to graduate.
To read the entire article (which is worth your time) : http://ow.ly/aF24I