In my experience, the biggest contributor
to students staying in school and succeeding is feeling a sense of belonging on campus, feeling like they have a place here, that our school wants them here, that they’re—they can find their people on this campus, that school is about more than
going to class and leaving, and that they have peers that they can turn to
and faculty members they can turn to who want them to succeed, who want them to be happy, who want them to be successful
in the years that we have them.