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Programs & Services


COMPASS, a program born from the Impact 2025 Strategic Plan, is a co-curricular experience for incoming first-year and transfer students designed to support navigation of campus resources, development of academic and social skills, and transition to collegiate life. The program consists of 30 weeks of content designed to support students in their academic and social experience, thus increasing the persistence and retention of all our first time, first year and transfer undergraduate students. There are five pilots in development: GENESIS, an integrated living experience that will combine select students from the Excelling Leaders Institute (ELI) and Journey to Empowerment Through Transition (JETT) on a residence hall floor. COMPASS will provide co-curricular content delivered via a Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence staff educator, Peer Mentor, and Resident Assistant. The First-Generation pilot, a cohort of 25-30 first generation students, enrolled in our First-Generation Transition Program, will receive weekly COMPASS co-curricular content with a Peer Mentor and CLIE Staff Educator. The Opt-In pilot will be available for first-year students who are interested in participating in COMPASS as a co-curricular experience for a 30-week commitment. The COMPASS for Transfer Students will engage transfer students in curriculum designed for students transferring to the university for the first time in Fall 2017. Finally, the First-Year Seminar pilot will consist of COMPASS as a lab component to 10 sections of the First-Year Seminar that will meet for one hour each week during the fall quarter.


 A detailed document containing more information about COMPASS can be found here.