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The Value of Peer Leadership in College

Upper-level students who mentor and guide their classmates can positively impact their success, both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Success Program Launch: Student-Led Groups Create Shared-Interest Space on Campus

To help students connect with like-minded peers, the University of Alabama created Engagement Pods, which unite students regularly to do a shared hobby or activity.

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Investing in Students’ Spring Breaks

Academic breaks can be used to support students in boosting their physical wellness, exploring career paths or gaining service-learning experiences.

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New on the Job: Q&A With Ashlie Prioleau, American University

The new assistant vice president of retention, thriving and student success at American University shares insights into her role and the value of student flourishing.

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Research: Understanding the First-Gen Experience

A qualitative study from a Virginia Tech researcher identifies five themes in the lived experiences of first-generation students in a scholarship program and five recommendations to better support them.

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24-7 Library Spaces Drive Commuter Student Success

Campus libraries with a designated room open all the time benefit students who travel to campus and any campus community member needing a late-night study space.

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Campus Engagement Tip: Reaching Students on Social Media

Higher education professionals share five strategies and four content ideas for engaging with students through an institution’s social media accounts.

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Campus Engagement Tip: Create an Affirmation Station

First-year experience staff at Lander University established a space on campus for students to reflect on their week, engage with their peers and share positivity.