Do students or administrators organize conversations for students to talk about their feelings on important issues and events?


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Do students or administrators organize conversations for students to talk about their feelings on important issues and events?


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Yes! Because students and administrators live on the same small campus, it lends itself well to communication between the levels. The student government hosts weekly Town Halls where the wider student body can get informed about changes in the school and how they might affect them, as well as submit their own feedback, discuss concerns, and ask questions about what the student government is doing.

In general, administration puts in a good amount of effort to publicize everything that happens to the student body. Messages get out by posters in the lifts, Facebook posts, and regular emails from Vice Rectors/the President’s Office/etc. with important information.

If students have any serious concerns they’d like to discuss one-on-one, any student can schedule to meet with the relevant administrators: whether it’s a Vice Rector, Rector, the Dean of Students, or the President. Usually, if there are pressing events going on that are especially important to the student body, the school will host panels or dialogues to facilitate discussion about complicated and relevant issues. Such events were organized, for example, shortly after the results of the US elections.

For more private discussions, counselors at the Wellness Center are available to help students deal with their issues. In addition to this, the student-led organization “P.S. We Care” offers a listening ear and peer counseling to students on a regular basis. Many groups, The G Spot, a group promoting gender and sexual diversity, hold closed-door dialogues where students can feel comfortable talking about personal issues in a safe space.