Student life at Wyoming Catholic College aims at developing true community, which the founders determined can best be accomplished if the size of the College remains small. But small size alone does not guarantee that a campus will be a true community. All aspects of campus life must be ordered by a true and good principle of unity in order to have an integrated, healthy, and vibrant Christian community.
The principle of unity is vital to WCC, as seen in its mission statement (found in the catalog). The curriculum and campus are devoted to the formation of the whole person, i.e., the spiritual, physical, and intellectual dimensions. Campus life hones these three dimensions in that its teachers, administrators, and students pray together (spiritual dimension), recreate together (physical dimension), and learn together (intellectual dimension).
In order to properly cultivate these dimensions and thus develop a true Christian community at WCC, certain prudential rules have been adopted that govern the social life of the campus--among them, that men and women may not visit dormitories of the opposite sex, and that alcohol possession and consumption is strictly forbidden (even off campus by those who are underage). A complete statement of campus rules may be found in the Student Handbook that will be distributed to all students at the beginning of each school year. Our Director of Student Life has the role of ensuring that students' needs are met and the rules of the community are duly observed, and is assisted in this task by male and female student prefects.