Stoutward Bound

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Join Stoutward Bound, a learning and living community for first-year American ethnic minority students.

Our goal is for students to thrive in academic resilience together in community.
 

"The retention rate for the Stoutward Bound 2018-19 participants was at 85%. The one-year retention rate is how many participants persisted into the second year (fall-to-fall comparison)."

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LEARNING COMMUNITY

  • Students move to campus two weeks before the start of the fall semester to get to know the campus.
  • Participate in workshops on transitioning to college.
  • Students take two common courses together.
  • General Psychology starts August 23 and continues on fall schedule.
  • Fundamentals of Speech is spring semester course.
  • Students meet with the Stoutward Bound advisor and peer mentors for intentional one-on-one attention providing a link to campus resources, offer encouragement and support.

 

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LIVING COMMUNITY

  • Participants required to live on campus.
  • Live on the Multicultural Living Community - First Year Experience floor.
  • Students are underrepresented minorities and supporters of diversity.
  • Academic support through student outreach and community study sessions.
  • Students will be given opportunities for personal growth through workshops, community activities and leadership development.

 

"100% of the 2019-2020 participants would recommend Stoutward Bound to incoming freshmen."

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How to Apply

Contact Vickie Sanchez or complete the online application.
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"It is a strong community that helps create deep bonds and lifelong friendships"
William Yang