Malcolm X College in Chicago became the 100th community college to join Caring Campus, the student success program of the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC). All seven City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) campuses now take part in IEBC’s Caring Campus program designed to enhance the student experience.
Malcolm X College joins Harold Washington College, Truman College, Kennedy-King College, Olive-Harvey College, Richard J. Daley- College, and Wilbur Wright College.
“We know that students need support and connection both in and out of the classroom. Implementing Caring Campus across our system will help us to meet the goals we have set out in our strategic plan to provide an exceptional student experience,” said City Colleges Chancellor Juan Salgado.
Caring Campus is particularly important for students from historically underserved populations and students less familiar with college to feel welcome and that they belong in college.
“Caring Campus is a program that helps our students feel and stay more connected to our colleges. It increases student persistence and success. We are thrilled that all seven of our colleges are now part of this program that will contribute to an excellent student experience and improve student outcomes,” said City Colleges Provost Mark Potter.
Students come where they are welcome and stay where they feel cared about. Caring Campus is based on decades of research documenting that students who feel connected to their college are more likely to complete and succeed in their courses, persist from semester to semester, and achieve their educational goals.
“Our campus is looking forward to embracing the Caring Campus approach as we continue to create and maintain a culture that supports racial equity, student success, and opportunity for all,” said Malcolm X College President David A. Sanders.
Read more about this milestone on the Malcolm X College website