How Do We Show that We Care: Part II
Now that school has been in session in the La Crosse area for over a week, teachers are getting to know their new students fairly well. After five days of class, a teacher can determine how the rest of the year might turn out. A teacher knows which student is hungry for food, which is hungry for attention, and which is hungry for love.
These needs do not go away when students enter college. Sometimes they are even larger; especially at a university that has a higher population of non-traditional students and no dormitories. How do these campuses provide for students in need of food, interaction, and caring?
At Globe-La Crosse, students who are hungry are able to complete a short one page application for our on campus food pantry. This is open to any current student in need. The food pantry opened on campus during the Spring 2012 Quarter. Several families and individuals have benefited from being able to get emergency rations to get them through a week or month.
For students who are in need of interaction with other students, several clubs are available on campus.
- SCNAVTA for Veterinary Technology Students
- Healthcare Professionals Club for all health related programs
- Tonic Touch Massage Club
- Paralegal Club
- Criminal Justice Club
- Collegiate DECA
- GLUWW—Globe La Crosse University’s Writer’s Write
Each club meets on varying schedules but would love for more members at any time. Current students, if you would like to learn more about the clubs, feel free to contact Ree Nae Roberge-Greene, Student Services Coordinator, and she can aid you in getting connected with the membership chair or president of the organization.
For students in need of other services, especially those that are afraid to talk about the current circumstances in which they are in, we have student services resources. Ree Nae Roberge-Greene can connect the student with a variety of community organizations who are available to provide support, understanding, and possibly monetary help for the student in need. Some of these great organizations in the La Crosse area are:
- Coulee Region 211
- Coulee Cap
- Catholic Charities
- Coulee Council for Addictions
- Salvation Army
- Boys and Girls Club of the Greater La Crosse Area
- And many others…
Students if you are in need of something, please ask for help before withdrawing from school or allowing your circumstances to force you into failure. When we say, “We Care” about our students, it is more than just about their grades—it is about their well-being, too.