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2 Housing System Overview Total Bed Spaces 10,251 Residence Halls 6,566 Wolf Village 1,208 ES King Village 528 Western Manor 273 Greek Houses 481 Wolf Ridge1,195 78 Buildings 2.9 Million Square Feet $565 Million Inventory Replacement Value

3 7 computer labs with 115 workstations, jointly funded by ETF monies, 24/7 access to campus community Student study rooms in each residential facility with group collaboration equipment Partnership with Writing Tutors program Various other tutoring efforts coordinated with Undergraduate Tutorial Center Collaboration with Summer Start program ACADEMIC SUPPORT EFFORTS

4 Fast Facts FAST FACTS 76% (3,204) of new freshmen live on campus. Students returning to housing have increased 37% between 2005 and 2013 (growth from 2,727 to 3,730). Gender Breakdown Women45% Men55% Class Representation in Residence Halls, Wolf Ridge and Wolf Village Freshmen43% Sophomore30% Junior16% Senior10% Graduate 1%

5 What are Villages? Interest-based living communities. Engage students both inside and outside the classroom. Partner with entities from around campus for cross- discipline experiences. Offer unparalleled living and learning experiences for maximum involvement at NC State.

6 LIVING & LEARNING VILLAGES 2,182 or 28% of students on campus live in 13 Villages 1,345, or 42% of new freshmen live in 13 Villages 6,491 or 83% of residence hall students live in buildings that house Villages Between 2003 and 2013, there were 11,300 individual students in living and learning villages.

7 STRUCTURE & STAFFING Task Force on Living and Learning at NC State Administrative Council –Village Director –Housing Staff –DASA Partners –Academic Partners –Campus Partners –Students Student Mentors Scholars and Artists in Residence

8 FUNDING Housing Funding –$25k program funding –Mentor compensation –General staffing Partner Funding –Director salary –Office expenses –In-kind contributions Co-funding –Positions –Academic courses


10 ARTS Village (132) EcoVillage (60) Engineering (98) First Year College Village (557) Global Village (240) Honors Village (375) Impact Leadership Village (108) Living and Learning Villages Scholars Village (215) Second Year Transitions and Transfer (STATE) Village (85) Students Advocating for Youth (SAY) Village (54) Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Village (262) Women of Welch (WOW) Village (13) Wellness Village (19)

11 Living and Learning Villages with Second Year Programs Beginning Fall 2014

12 Students Living in a Village % Breakdown by Year Freshmen70% Sophomores21% Juniors 6% Seniors 3%

13 PROGRAMS Scholars in Residence WISE and the NC School of Science and Math SAY partnership with the Boys and Girls Club FYC – Outdoor Adventures Program Scholars VIA groups Global Village trip to DC Arts Village – Artist in Residence and Masters Classes Honors – Faculty in Residence WOW – Faculty dinners

14 VILLAGE IMPACT WISE Village – WISE students are retained at a higher rate in the science disciplines than students not in WISE. – For College of Engineering students, the matriculation rates of WISE students were markedly higher than for other female students in engineering programs, as well being higher than for male students. – Students who return to WISE for a second year maintain a significantly higher cumulative GPA than non- WISE students and WISE students who do not return for the sophomore year.

15 VILLAGE IMPACT FYC VILLAGE – When the 2008 FYC cohort was compared to peers, FYC students had significantly higher levels of two- and three-year retention than did their matched peers. – When compared to their peers, FYC students changed majors significantly less often than their matched peers. – FYC Village residents post higher cumulative GPAs than non-village residents after the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th semesters.

16 2008 and 2013 Cohort College Preparation by Housing Choice


18 2008 Cohort Campus Participation by Housing Type

19 2008 Cohort Performance by Housing Type


21 Cumulative GPA

22 2008 Cohort Performance by Housing Type



25 Conclusion NC State is consistent with the literature: – LLV students are better prepared and more successful – Causality of LLV participation and increased success cannot be inferred – Student living in Villages participate in more activities. – LLV participants are retained to University Housing

26 “It’s the next best thing to home. The Village helped me transition to college. It was a way for strangers to come together around a common interest and become friends.” Gene Honeycutt Impact Leadership Village “It definitely feel like the people who are a part of a Village get a step up. We get a little bit extra in our first year experiences than people who may not choose to be part of the Village.” Amanda McKnight Women of Welch Village

27 “I like the breadth of diversity of people living in the Village. It’s really a community. Everyone cares about learning and not just schooling.” Ravi Chittilla Honors Village “The Global Village has enhanced my college experience ten-fold.” Hannah Dewane Global Village

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