Sometimes a Little Nudge Goes a Long Way

By: Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab and Joshua Rudolph; The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice

SAMPLE NUDGE EMAIL SENT BY ADVOCACY & RESOURCE CENTER STAFF

Dear STUDENT,

On behalf of the Advocacy & Resource Center (The ARC), we would like to wish you GOOD LUCK as you begin another semester here at Amarillo College. If this is your first semester here, WELCOME! We are excited to have you here!

I wanted to reach out to you and invite you to come in and get some additional information about resources and services that are available to you as an Amarillo College Student.

Inside of the Advocacy & Resource Center, you will find the following programs:

● Amarillo College Food Pantry: Access this service twice a month for food, hygiene products (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, etc.) and toiletry items for all currently enrolled students.
● Amarillo College Clothing Closet: Access these resources any time you need clothing, shoes, coats, or accessories.
● Ask about our scholarships available to assist with tuition, child-care, transportation, and textbooks for those who qualify. To apply, please visit:
www.actx.edu/foundation/. Students must have a 2.0 GPA or higher.
● Our Social Services Program is available to assist students with emergency needs and to connect students with resources on campus and in the community.

Anytime there Is a barrier to your success, we invite you to come in and let us see what we can do to try to help, whether it be accessing services here in our department or referring you to an outside agency.

Throughout your journey here at Amarillo College, please know that we are here for you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

We are located on the Washington Street Campus in the Ware Student Commons — Suite XXX. Stop in and see us or give us a call at xxx-xxxx! We hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

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