Student Research Projects

Do Day Commuter Students Feel a Part of the VWC Community?

Student Jennifer Wiscons
Taleshia Wynn
Faculty Mentor(s)
Department Sociology
Course SOC 350: Introduction to Social Research


This study investigated whether day commuter students feel integrated into the Virginia Wesleyan College community. Surveys were administered that asked questions about their overall experience at VWC. Results show that while many of these students are somewhat happy with their experiences, commuter students have different needs and concerns than resident students that they feel aren’t always being met. The results of this study open new opportunities to take empirically-based actions towards improving services for commuter students at VWC.