Summer program helps students make transition to college
For the fourth straight year, leaders in Oakland University’s Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI) are looking forward to helping newly-admitted students make a successful college transition through the CORE Summer Bridge program.
With a focus on underrepresented students, particularly African-American and Latino students, this innovative and free program is part of a broad effort to support diversity on campus and engage students from urban settings, according to CMI Director Omar Brown-El.
"Our goal is to provide freshmen students with accelerated learning opportunities to reduce the adjustment and transition period from high school to college,” Brown-El explained.
Participants reside on campus during the weeklong program in July and will receive 12 hours each of college-level math and reading instruction. Current OU students will be on hand to offer tips and answer questions about campus life, academics and support resources. A variety of social events and activities will also take place in the evenings.
Additionally, CMI staff members will act as a support system to CORE participants during the academic year.
“All participants will meet with the program coordinator and a peer ambassador during their first year to address any academic or social needs,” said Brown-El. “CMI also will provide space for mandatory study hours for all participants.
To learn more about CMI programs, view the website at oakland.edu/cmi or call (248) 370-4404.
With a focus on underrepresented students, this innovative and free program is part of a broad effort to engage students from urban settings.
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