Office of Assessment

First Year Experience

Support for Student Success (S3) Program

The Support for Student Success (S3) program began with a mandate from TU President Robert Caret to focus on strategies to increase the success of first time students at Towson University. This initiative centered on incoming first generation full-time students who had the potential to succeed in college but might, for a variety of reasons, struggle academically and socially in their first year of college. The S3 program incorporated proven first year college success strategies that emphasized community, engagement, cooperation, participation and opportunity. These strategies included ORIE 050 (a freshman seminar class), SAGE mentors, Academic Achievement Center programs, and specialized FYE advising.  By participating in the S3 program, students:

  • develop a strong network of peers at Towson;
  • focus on success within an organized structure through which students will hone their study skills and their time management skills;
  • access a wide array of services and activities targeted specifically for student success; and
  • turn their excitement about coming to college and to Towson into a strong and successful freshman experience.


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Administration Building, Room 311-C

Phone: 410-704-2557
Fax: 410-704-6091




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