The Office of Retention coordinates strategic programs, initiatives, and outreach efforts, all designed to support student transition, persistence, and success. Retention staff recognize that student success is defined in a number of ways and attempts to address all aspects of college student development (academic, social, personal, etc.). The work of the Retention Team can be categorized into one of the three distinct, interconnected realms it oversees:
The office is concerned with keeping students continuously enrolled through completion and with contributing to the broader mission of producing in a timely fashion graduates who are capable, independent, well-rounded, and who are prepared to launch into society and into well-paying careers.
From helping first-year students transition during annual events such as Welcome Weekend to monitoring grades and reaching out to at-risk students near mid-terms each semester, the office is continually undergoing efforts to help keep students on-track.