Retention Initiative for Student Excellence Program

 

WHAT IS THE RETENTION INITIATIVE FOR STUDENT EXCELLENCE PROGRAM?

 

The Retention Initiative for Student Excellence (RISE) program within the Division of Institutional Diversity is designed to assist a select group of talented first year students transition from high school to OSU.  The program primarily focuses on addressing academic issues that might challenge students. RISE is attentive to the variety of social and financial challenges that students often face in college.

 

WHAT DO THE STUDENTS DO?

 

Students involved with the Rise program will participate in activities that will develop strong academic study habits and work ethic. The RISE program coordinator and mentors will assist participants with academic and social issues that arise throughout the academic year. Our goal is for all RISE students to end their first year of academic work at OSU with no less than a 3.2 grade point average. 

 

PROGRAM SERVICES

The RISE program will provide students with:

  • Scheduled study group sessions
  • One on One tutoring as needed
  • Opportunities to serve in leadership roles
  • A number of social activities
  • Access to campus resources
  • Mentors

 

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply: please complete the online application; your application will be thoroughly reviewed and if you meet the minimum requirements for the program, you will be contacted by the RISE Coordinator. If you would like assistance in completing your application, or to request a paper application, please call 405-744-4725 or email julie.swaringim@okstate.edu.