A one-stop location for providing MCC students with a wider range of student support services and resources ranging from a food pantry to tax preparation, located in Room 1071 across from the Carr-Fles Planetarium.
The creation of the Jayhawk Hub directly addresses one of MCC’s 2017-22 strategic priorities, namely, to strengthen the campus culture of inclusion, equity, accountability, safety and well-being. Statistics revealed that in 2016 more than one-third of Michigan’s K-12 student were from low-income families and 15 percent were living in poverty. Nationally, housing insecurity (51 percent) and food insecurity (30%) were major concerns among U.S. college students in 2017.
“To me, this is one of most important facilities and endeavors that we’ve been involved with in terms of what it will mean to our students,” explained John Selmon, MCC’s Executive Vice President and Provost. “This is another excellent example of the institution’s commitment to supporting student success and completion initiatives. It’s just simply Jayhawks helping Jayhawks.”
Services within the Jayhawk Hub
- The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Education Planner, provides support to students that have experienced foster.
- The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Eligibility Specialist, ensures that each person/family that applies for public assistance receives the type and level of assistance that they are eligible for.
- The Jayhawk Pantry, which since its inception last October has provided food to more than 300 MCC students who would otherwise have gone hungry.
- Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) counselor.
- Al-Anon weekly meetings.
- Goodwill Industries free tax preparation services to qualified MCC students will be provided in the Jayhawk Hub twice a week between February 1 and April 15 through Goodwill appointments.