In our work with students we have heard stories about the challenge of transitioning out of dorms with their onsite staff, programs, and community support into private apartment communities where they feel lonely and disconnected from what is happening on campus. We hope that the staff, programs, and living expectations in the Central Place apartments will help provide students a safe and supportive place to live and transition into apartment living.
Space will be provided for residents to gather and hang out in the Harless Center. Programs will be offered by staff so that students can get to know each other through weekly meals and service projects.
Programs will be offered for students to discuss their faith and belief and learn about other’s beliefs. Programs will be offered to provide students with a secure, safe, and supportive lifestyle. A leadership team comprised of trained staff will be at the heart of Harless Center at Central Place to guide students through their respective journeys of personal growth. There will be at least one director of program and care per floor. We envision a community that promotes and supports positive choices through consideration of others. Harless Center at Central Place will not hesitate to discipline or evict those whose negative behavior and rule violations threaten others’ safety or quality of life. Each student tenant will be required to sign and adhere to a Code of Social Responsibility.