Student Success Fund for Excellence at the Gettysburg Campus
About the Fund
Many students at community colleges across the country face struggles with food and housing insecurities. A study of more than 33,000 students at 70 community colleges showed that one in three students are regularly hungry, and 14 percent of students are homeless. Students at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus are not immune to these struggles. More than 80 percent of students at the Gettysburg Campus work at least one job to offset the cost of their education, and more than 50 percent of students either apply for financial aid or are eligible for Pell Grants.
The Student Success Fund for Excellence at the Gettysburg Campus was created to provide students with innovative activities and events that not only assist them with overcoming financial struggles but also show they truly matter to the College and employees.
In 2018 and 2019, HACC’s Gettysburg Campus participated in Give Back HACC. The Gettysburg Campus Student Government Association and the Give Back HACC team collected donations for gift bags that contain a meal or household products to help students during the holiday season. In 2018, the HACC awarded 28 $25 gift cards to students in need. In 2019, we awarded 27 gift cards to students in need.