Several years ago, a task force that studied campus life made a recommendation that the University encourage class unity. That same group sculpted our chronological residential program that allows the staff to address the unique social, educational, and developmental needs of our students. Each class is assigned a Class Marshal and Alumni Sponsor as guides through their experience; Senators are elected by class; and students are housed by year in the first-year area, Sophomore College, and upper-class residence halls. In this model, students receive accelerated freedoms and options, such as the reduced meal plan for juniors.
The class newsletters are distributed to each class several times each semester in lieu of frequent routine and cumbersome e-mail announcements.