Buster Highlights – Campus Closet


Kolton Maturey, GC3 Media

Kolton Maturey

The reality is that the average student cannot bring more than one or two bags with them when they go to attend an out of state school.. This leaves students only able to pack what clothes they can, some hygiene products, and maybe a pair of sheets. The other reality is that many students wish to be liked by their peers. So, the question of whether or not to spend money on food or their next clothing accessory becomes a hard question to answer, and more often than you may think. Having been around for over a decade, Campus Closet has been helping students meet their basic needs when it comes to items they may not have had any way of getting in the first place. These items include, but are not limited to: food, hygiene products, winter clothing, sheets and pillow cases, school supplies, and ect. Campus Closet is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday and any professor within the Academic building is able to help a student get into the Campus Closet to get what they need. First starting with only food and hygiene products, Campus Closet has grown it’s boundaries thanks to the annual community support and donations. At the very least Campus Closet aims to meet the basic needs of students. “We know that if students are clean, well fed, and well rested that they are going to be more successful in the classroom. Mrs. Hutcheson, founder of the Campus Closet, said “A big thing here at the college is we want to retain students and we look at retention and success rates here. So, a big thing is we want them to be successful, so if we can keep students here and they don’t have to go away to get a job or something like that, instead of going to school, that’s good for us and that’s good for the community.” Campus Closet is open for any student to go and get the things they need in order to be successful in their academic career, and to still enjoy their college experience to the fullest.