Latest Video Explores Village Centers

The latest installment in a new video series provides an overview of the college’s six Village Centers, along with the resources and sense of community that students can find there.

The centers provide a physical space for students “to find people who are in similar majors or interested in similar fields. They get to meet their instructors and hopefully other staff that are working in their programs,” Patty Guitron, counselor and Guided Pathways co-coordinator, explains in the video.

Since opening in the 2023 winter quarter, the six centers have emerged as gathering places where students can find information and assistance, join activities or just hang out with others in their Village.

Will Wright“It feels nice to be seen and it’s just nice to meet more people because in college especially after COVID it’s harder to meet people,” says Will Wright, a student in the Artistic Expression Village.

The new video was created by the Office of Communications, in collaboration with the Guided Pathways and Villages teams. Earlier this spring, the office released a series of six videos focusing on each of the Village Centers and designed for outreach on social media. The latest installment is configured for outreach in additional formats, including large screens.

De Anza's Village Centers are already hosting a variety of activities, including faculty and counselor office hours, speakers, career panels, games and film screenings. As they are used more, “we’re going to see each of the Village's personality come through,” predicted Bryan Malone, English instructor and a Villages team leader.

(Posted on June 11, 2024)

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