The mission of the First-Year Experience is to assist new students in making a successful transition to college and to provide them with the basis for fostering lifelong learning and the commitment to active membership in a diverse community.
Statement of Purpose
The First-Year Experience is an institutional initiative that utilizes a student centered approach designed to fostering learning and achievement inside and outside of the classroom. This approach incorporates both the academic and personal dimensions of student development and provides seamless academic and student affairs programs and services.
Such an approach is designed to cultivate students' self-directed learning and achievement through their engagement in the college community. Through active community membership inside and outside the classroom students will learn to value a diversity of ideas, cultures, experiences, and people and will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for a commitment to citizenship and service.