Scion Launches New Collaborative Program

The Scion Group has announced the launch of Scion Campus Connections, a new strategic initiative to improve collaboration between higher education housing departments and Scion’s off-campus housing teams.

The new program reflects Scion’s commitment to align with the overall missions of higher education institutions in the U.S. and the residential life professionals that are central to those missions. The initiative aims to help Scion engage in conversations about how the company can further support academic outcomes, student development and community cohesiveness for all students.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we think about student housing density, dramatically illustrating the fact that it takes both on-campus and off-campus housing sources to meet the needs of the students that we collectively support,” said Rob Bronstein, Scion president and co-founder.

Practical examples of action items resulting from this program may include:

  • Joint student programming that aligns with the academic calendar
  • Open forums to identify new student success initiatives
  • Participation in preferred housing programs for students
  • Master lease agreements to provide flexibility for fluctuating on-campus housing needs

“The pandemic has served as a catalyst for us to formalize this new program, but our advisory services team has been working alongside student housing departments for years to break down the barriers between on-campus and off-campus teams and build a wider community,” said Jay Pearlman, senior vice president of Scion Advisory Services. “We are redoubling those efforts to connect with campus housing leaders at all institutions we serve, to discuss their reopening plans, housing challenges created by the need to reduce density, and the financial implications of the decisions they are being forced to make this year. This is not a zero-sum game; we can work together to provide housing options and create experiences that support all students.”