Articles in Commuter Life
The upcoming spring semester will mark the second installment of a Chapel speaker series focused on the theme, with a number of new speakers coming to campus.
GCU commuter students have bonded through a commuter lounge in the heart of campus. There are nearly 3,300 students who commute to campus, ranging from teens to adults with families.
Rape and other forms of sexual abuse have long been a concern on college campuses. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network reports that 75 percent of rape victims are younger than 25.
Emergency text-messages could prevent serious calamities on campus by directing students and staff around danger, simply by sending alerts to the palms of their hands. GCU’s new Rave Mobile Safety alert system is up and running now. And emergency alerts are just part of the technology’s potential.
GCU Public Safety Director Henry Griffin estimates most citations go to students. The common citation is $20, both for parking in the wrong zone and for parking without a proper decal. But others are facing $50 fees to remove “boots” or $100 for repeat offenders who park in disabled spots.
The building is being transformed into a more up-to-date food service area with new features, better traffic flow and about 300 additional seats to accommodate the influx of 1,700 more students expected in the fall.
The GCU campus is expected to hold nearly 7,000 students by next school year, meaning that parking violations will be strictly enforced beginning in August as traffic volumes peak.
Student Life’s new office space in the residence hall will have a lounge area, conference room, 12 offices for staff, plus a separate office space with outside access for ASGCU.
Tamales, salsa, hummus, honey, bread, freeze-dried kale and barbecued pork were among the food items sold at the market, which was planned and organized by senior Matt Muchna, ASGCU’s multicultural director.
In recognition of her exceptional performance as an administrative assistant, the elementary education major — a junior who hopes to teach third or fourth grade — has been chosen as Student Worker of the Month by the Office of Career Services.