Students at Jamestown Community College’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean have a housing option available to them at St. Bonaventure University this fall.
The two institutions have signed a memorandum of understanding to house a limited number of JCC students on the SBU campus, beginning with the fall 2015 semester.
The cooperative agreement enables JCC to expand recruitment of students who want to obtain an associate’s degree at JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus and who also seek a college residential experience. JCC does not offer student housing at its Cattaraugus County Campus site.
“The agreement to engage in shared student housing with St. Bonaventure is an example of how innovative partnering can work to our mutual advantage,” said Cory L. Duckworth, JCC’s president. “We will be able to use this great resource to market JCC programs to a much wider audience.”
Students participating in the housing program, added Dr. Duckworth, will be “introduced to JCC as well as SBU, ultimately paving the way for students to complete both associate and bachelor degrees. JCC already has many programs that articulate fully with SBU academic programs and we will continue to encourage ways to strengthen this great partnership.”
“We are delighted by this new level of collaboration with JCC,” said St. Bonaventure University President Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D. “I know our student body and our entire campus community are eager to welcome our JCC colleagues to campus.”
Currently, JCC students registered for 12 or more JCC credits are eligible to take one additional course in SBU’s Clare College free of charge each semester. Both JCC and SBU hope to increase the number of students who want to attend SBU after graduating from JCC.
JCC students will be housed in rooms located on a single floor in Doyle Hall at SBU and will have access to SBU’s Richter Recreation Center, meal plan options, and parking and security systems.
JCC’s residence life office will handle student applications and room assignments. SBU’s residence life staff will provide a resident assistant for the JCC students.
For more information about the housing program, contact JCC’s residence life office at 716.338.1189 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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