SCCC Board of Trustees Chairwoman Denise Murphy McGraw stands inside the demonstration kitchen in the lounge area of the new student housing facility across from the college's main campus on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Photo by John Purcell.
continued “Everything we have in the common area space is designed to work with the programming over at the college,” Kliman said. “It is very important for us to be able to provide them with things that help them with their schooling and to make their schooling experience more convenient.”
Also, there will be a business center with study rooms for students hitting the books the more conventional way. Residents will have access to a fitness room and an area for students to store bicycles. A game room will also provide some additional entertainment.
“I myself would like to live here,” Kliman said.
Lee said there would be a strict zero-tolerance policy regarding drinking, smoking or using illegal substances in the building. Since there is a wide age range of students, alcohol can’t be allowed on the premises.
“We want to make sure we are safe,” he said. “Education is first, but safety is a direct number two. We house 264 students and we want to make sure they are the safest students around, so that is why we have a strict policy on drugs and alcohol.”