Commuter and Community Relations

Student Affairs oversees the relationship between JWU and local citizens in the neighborhoods and districts where students live and spend time. Working with government officials, community organizations, civic leaders, property owners and residents, the office serves as a liaison between the university community and local community on matters involving JWU students off campus.

Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) serves and supports off-campus and commuter students at the Providence Campus in their academic and personal development. OCSS provides advocacy, assistance and services for students who commute and live in the JWU community. Whether a student needs to find a resource on campus, help in mediation of an off-campus housing issue, or guidance any time from orientation to graduation, OCSS is the first point of contact for commuting students.

Students living off-campus can find the following resources available on jwuLink:

  • The university’s Good Neighbor Policy
  • Off-campus housing
  • Off-campus safety and security questions
  • Landlord/tenant issues right and responsibilities
  • Housing code enforcement
  • Parking ordinances
  • Public works (DPW) requirements

In Charlotte, Student Engagement serves as the main resource for commuter students. Student Engagement provides commuter students with information on campus activities and programs to ensure they stay connected to the JWU Charlotte Campus, as well as supporting their transition to the university. Students should refer to the Good Neighbor Policy for expectations as residents of the Charlotte community.

Please contact the appropriate campus for more information. Contact information can be found on the JWU Directory.

Providence Campus

  • Off-Campus Student Services at The Den
  • Director, Off-Campus Student Services
  • Campus Safety & Security

Charlotte Campus

  • Director, Student Engagement
  • Dean of Students
  • Campus Safety & Security