Why The Quad?
The Literal Meaning
A quad is a place of gathering, an on-campus destination for collaboration, organization, recreation, procrastination, and the occasional, pamphlet-friendly photo op.
If the internet is like a giant college campus—filled with information, ideas, and oddballs—The Quad is a space just for you—a place to channel those ideas into knowledge and action.
The Latin Meaning
Quad comes from the Latin root, quattuor, meaning “four.” Obviously, we didn't have to break out the Latin, but we like how smart it makes us sound, so just go with it, OK? Anyway, with the massive growth of online college, we acknowlege that today's classroom may not have borders or walls. But as far as we're concerned, this classroom does have pillars—four of them to be exact.
The Four Pillars
Online Education—We'll stay on top of developments, innovations, and trends in online education. When it comes to online learning, your opportunities are limitless. So, too, are the related topics we'll tackle.
Student Life—From campus safety, student loans, and athletics, to Greek life, community service, and dorm survival, you have of a lot on your mind. We'll take some of the pressure off with helpful tips and distracting sarcasm.
Policy & Curriculum—When lawmakers make laws, they do so with your future at stake. We'll offer our insights on developments in education policy so you have the knowledge to defend and advance your interests.
Student Health—The better you feel, the better you learn. It’s scientifically proven. Physical wellness, mental health, and lifestyle habits have a direct impact on your focus, comprehension, and performance. We'll identify critical campus health issues, provide important support resources, and drop nutritional knowledge so you can focus on the marathon that is your education.
We believe that in order for education to be meaningful, inspiring, and lasting, it must be personal. With that, we invite you to make The Quad your very own, a place where you can learn while you live, work, and play.