VI.  Maintain a Distinctive and Cohesive Marist Community at Campus Sites, Online, and Abroad.

  1. Ensure that the ideals, heritage, and history of the Marist Brothers remain an integral part of the College's programs and activities.
  2. Further develop the orientation process for all entering students.
  3. Enhance and standardize the orientation process for all new full-time and part-time faculty and staff, including a component on the distinctive characteristics of the Marist educational experience.
  4. Create more collaborative spaces and promote collaborative work among students, faculty, and staff.
  5. Provide more community service and service learning opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.
  6. Strengthen relationships with local town, city, and county officials and with neighboring residents to provide personal growth and learning opportunities for students.
  7. Develop and implement tailored communications and engagement strategies to ensure a lifelong connection between the College and all students, alumni, parents, friends, and current and former employees.
  8. Develop a set of operating principles to ensure that students in online programs feel strongly connected to the Marist community.
  9. Further strengthen our connection to the Florence branch campus and other sites.