Opportunities for leadership development and involvement are present at Sierra Vista Village. Involvement is the key to success. As a student, living on campus provides the best opportunity for your involvement and success.
Research shows that one of the key factors impacting a college student’s success is his/her living arrangements. Recent studies regarding the impact of student on-campus living have shown, compared to those who commute, on-campus students:
- Are more likely to return to college the following year
- Are more likely to persist at college until they graduate
- Have a higher degree of satisfaction with their college experience
- Participate in more extracurricular activities on campus
- Have more interpersonal, informal interaction with faculty and peers
- Show stronger development in other areas of psychosocial development
Another meaningful benefit of on-campus living is the sense of connection you establish by becoming part of a learning community. Being a member of such a community fosters an identity and comfort that is not always present or may take time to develop in another setting. Your time at ENMU-Roswell will be some of the best years of your life!
You may wonder how this can be said before you even get here. The key to getting the most out of your time in college is to get involved. When you choose to live on campus, you are taking a step in the right direction. As you look forward to college, you may want to imagine adventures such as meeting new people, student clubs, student sponsored social activities, intramurals, hall competitions, having dinner with your friends, completing a successful class project with others, and many other experiences. These common college experiences are all centered around the campus, and living there puts you in the middle of it all.
Living on campus will make you a part of a community of people who share similar goals and dreams. You will study with your neighbors, eat with them, go to activities on the Roswell campus, and help each other with classes. Because you are in the middle of all the activity, you will be less likely to choose to skip class. After all, if everyone else is going to class, you probably will be more motivated to go as well. This is a great advantage you will only find on campus!