Student Success Initiatives

Student Success Initiatives is housed in the Undergraduate Academic Success Center, which is committed to designing and implementing academic initiatives that foster student thriving. The office collaborates with other campus departments and offices to develop and supervise student success programming and services aimed at advancing persistence and the holistic success of all undergraduate students at APU.

GEN1 Scholars Program

For the student who is the first in their family to attend college, we have rich resources to provide support and community from freshman year through graduation. The GEN1 Scholars program is uniquely designed for first-generation students (meaning students whose parents did not go to college), offering opportunities for academic, professional, and personal growth including mentoring, academic coaching, workshops, and more.

First-Year Seminar

First-Year Seminar (GE 100) is a course designed to introduce students to academic success strategies and to foster a sense of belonging at the university through engagement in the curricular and co-curricular life on campus. The course focuses on developing students’ critical thinking, communication, and information literacy skills. First-year students are also challenged to reflect on personal spiritual formation, wellbeing, and diversity competency. Student Success Initiatives coordinates the administration and assessment of First-Year Seminar.