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People walk on Drury University’s campus on a sunny day

Student Wellness Tip: Incentivizing Students to Say ‘Hello!’

Drury University leaders created a month-long game to encourage students, faculty and staff to greet each other on campus, building students’ soft skills and breaking barriers to social interaction.

An interior shot of Western Washington University’s Multicultural Center

Putting Services Where the Students Are—In DEI Offices

To better engage the campus community, some student affairs offices are placing liaisons in their diversity, equity and inclusion spaces.

A group of students wearing dressy casual clothing smile for a photo

Campus Engagement Tip: Investing in Student Leader Training

Texas A&M University at San Antonio requires its peer mentors to participate in over 200 hours of onboarding and professional development of its peer mentors throughout the year.

Students and alumni smile for a photo after a UCLA dinner.

Campus Engagement Tip: Invite Students to Dine with Strangers

A decades-old tradition at the University of California, Los Angeles, brings together students and alumni over a meal to build connections and trust.

Students present undergraduate research in an open room

New on the Job: Q&A With John Andrick, St. John’s University and College of Saint Benedict

As the inaugural dean for student academic success, Andrick discusses his role, how he works across two institutions and the need for student supports in and outside of the classroom.

Sunlight filters through an pedestrian bridge at the University of Kentucky campus as several student walk below it.

Data-Based Decisions Tip: Convene Regular Data Meetings

Student success advocates at the University of Kentucky have built a culture of evidence through weekly data meetings. Here’s how they do it, plus pointers for organizing data meetings on your campus.

A student walks on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus on a sunny day with a dog

Data-Based Decisions Tip: Collecting Input on MSI Initiatives

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is launching an employee survey to better understand how university initiatives are supporting minority groups on campus and where the institution could invest resources.

Six college students carrying backpacks and books walk on a campus.

Report: Exploring the Differences in First-Gen Demographics

New data from Common App evaluates definitions of first-generation students and the impact any parental education can have.