Forging On and Off Campus Partnerships to Support Students’ Emergency Needs



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Build partnerships on and off campus to support traditionally underserved students.


Students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students are typically the most at risk of falling through the cracks in college. In addition to academic barriers, these students often lack financial resources to make it through emergencies or breaks in the academic year. As institutions look to increase retention and completion rates for students from minoritized groups, it is important to focus on what student support partnerships look like both on and off campus. Thinking creatively about who to partner with can extend an institution’s resources to many more students.

Join us for a one hour facilitated discussion on creating connections both on and off campus to help support students through emergencies and times of need. Here, our expert Kristin Daiber will share an example of a creative student support partnership on her campus. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to network with other professionals providing support for students in times of need and to also share useful resources with one another.

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Who Should Attend

Staff and faculty working in student success or support will benefit most from this discussion.

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June 1, 2022

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET


Western Carolina University Case Study

Kristin Daiber, Director of Student Retention, will share how Western Carolina connected with a community organization to help provide necessary services, including emergency housing and access to food and the internet.



Facilitated Discussion

Kristin will lead you in a discussion about how your campuses can partner with (or have partnered with) different organizations, and what barriers there might be to finding partners off-campus.


Portrait of Kristin Daiber

Kristin Daiber

Director of Student Retention, Western Carolina University

Kristin Daiber is the Director of the Office of Student Retention at Western Carolina University—a regional comprehensive university in the mountains of Western North Carolina where access is part of their mission. Kristin’s work in retention focuses on fulfilling that mission as she leads efforts to support traditionally underserved students including those who are first-generation, low-income, or conditionally admitted, as well as students who have aged out of foster care, who are emancipated, orphaned, or experiencing housing insecurities.

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