The mission of Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Student Academic Success Center (SASC), a learning assistance center comprised of a collaboration of academic support services, is to provide a holistic approach to student development, learning and persistence towards academic and personal goal attainment. NINE dot ARTS, working in tandem with an art committee of faculty and students from the Art and Industrial Design Departments, curated an art collection featuring work only from Metro State students, faculty and alumni. The artworks in the collection creatively interpret the concept of community through materials, content or style and foster an environment dedicated to learning, engagement and critical thinking. Functional pieces such as shades and benches in addition to interactive works such as a video playfully encourage student engagement. The collection stands as a testament to Metro State’s rich, long-standing and diverse artistic excellence.