Community Living Is Essential To The Learning Experience
C2C acknowledges that behavior, expectations, policies, and relationships at UD are guided by the Catholic and Marianist moral tradition through focusing on three principles and seven habits for community living with accompanying reflective questions and practical living examples.
Unique applications are now utilized in Housing and Residence Life, Community Standards and Civility, New Student Orientation, Campus Ministry, Greek Life and Student Organizations, and with some introductary level courses. The new C2C pledge added a “shorthand” version, used ritually at major campus events.
Promoting Awareness and Campus Integration
Key to successful reception and integration was the University's C2C marketing campaign launched in 2010. A key component of this work was to expand student's awareness, understanding and behaviors in the Catholic and Marianist values and traditions.
Promotional pieces included advertising on digital signage; posters in key locations; banners on campus light posts; magnets on all student residence refrigerators; pledge cards distributed during NSO; and C2C brochures provided to the campus community, perspective students and parents. Four learning outcomes, aligned with the University's strategic plan, guided the multi-year C2C program development and integration with student learning and university processes.
During fall 2011, assessment data were collected and indicated that 57% of students identified at least one aspect of the C2C; 72% of first-year students surveyed in early 2012 had conversations related to the C2C; 85% of students required to write reflection papers in the disciplinary process demonstrated knowledge of the C2C; and 69% demonstrated that they practiced new behaviors exemplary of the C2C after their disciplinary hearing.