Mission Statement of First Year Programs

Assist incoming students in making a successful transition to college, both academically and socially through:


• Developing collegiate level study habits and time management skills
• Heightening awareness of and insight into diverse social and cultural groups
• Promoting personal responsibility and ethical decision making in both local and global communities
• Integrating the Triad into the everyday mind-set of students
• Building relationships between students, faculty, and staff in order to fully develop a residential community