The Community and Departments Help Students in Need
During the pandemic, many students were unable to travel home due to travel restrictions. In an effort to provide support, two unlikely departments came together to support students who remained on campus: The Title V Grant and International Student Services.
The departments helped students by delivering meals, toiletries, and essential care items they could not travel to a store to obtain.
Today, the WTC Campus Closet is a product of a need seen by the Coordinator of International Student Services for all Western Texas College students.
“The Campus Closet meets the needs of all students, not just international students,” notes Christylee Deblieck, Coordinator of International Student Services.
“Many young people who come to WTC are from low-income families and cannot afford the items required to live in the dorms.”
Many everyday hygiene items we all take for granted are simply out of reach for some students on the campus of Western Texas College.
In 2022-2023, the WTC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Psi Zeta, made the Campus Closet one of their projects. Members coordinated with the Marketing Department for flyers and social media posts, and set up donation bins for the community to drop off needed items.
The project seeks to meet the needs of all students on campus by providing essentials that may not be readily available to everyone.
The closet provides hygiene products, bedding, nonperishable food items, and toiletries to all students in need.
If you are interested in donating, contact Christylee DeBlieck at