What do colleges owe students for the high price they’re paying? In recent years, colleges have sent the message: “Come here, get a degree, and you can earn a good living.” But is giving students some knowledge about their subject matter enough? How far into students’ lives should the university extend?
Many American universities provide not only classes but also provide other services and leisure activities for students. For example, universities have housing, health centers and counseling services on campus and host musical performances and sporting events. These services strive to meet the needs of students beyond the classroom. A person’s physical, mental, and social health certainly affects classroom performance, so creating a positive environment for student wellness seems to be a good way to promote student success in the classroom.