Sophomore success data shows that peer connections are paramount when it comes to students thriving and gaining maximum benefits from the second year experience. Goals for this project include strengthening sophomore students’ connectedness and belonging while working towards IUPUI’s goals for student success and retention.
There are seven grant collaborators including four schools and three departmental programs. Grant collaborators will identify one junior/senior student to hire as a Sophomore Supporter. Sophomore Supporters will provide outreach to sophomores strategically identified through campus data. There will be a variety of outreach efforts with the end goal being to increase sophomore retention and belongingness.