The Office of the First Year Experience was created to provide support and encouragement
for students beginning with their first day of orientation to the final day of their
first year at Chicago State University. Whether they are new students out of high
school or transfer students, we are committed to their academic success and personal
growth. In line with the University's mission, FYE provides programming that fosters
students' intellectual development and growth while assisting in their smooth transition
to the university. Our goal is to help students achieve. Our motto is to do it one
student at a time.
The mission of the First-Year Experience is to provide first-year students with the
academic and social resources needed to successfully transition to college life and
progress towards graduation.
The First-Year Experience will be a leader in the development and coordination of
programming for first-year students while promoting personal growth through academic
and social opportunity.
The members of the First-Year Experience team place the following values at the center
of all programming, teaching, and outreach. These values which inspire programming
and interaction with students are guided by the university's overall mission and values.
- Student Centered Focus
- Culture of Inclusion
- Collaborative Teaching and Learning
- Culture of Optimism
- We see promise in our students, and we want them to succeed
- Diversity and multiculturalism
- Scholarship and Lifelong Learning