The Residential First Year Experience (RFYE) program is based on established partnerships with campus-wide departments to provide first year residents with academic enrichment programs and services that are available to all students to build and maintain their academic standing to significantly impact retention and graduation rates. The program is centered around the provision of tutoring services, computer lab access, academic workshops and events specifically designed to meet the needs and wants of students residing in the residence halls. Tutors are made available to all residents on a drop-in basis.
When residents earn below the required 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) to remain on campus, during the following semester they may be mandated, if permitted to return, to receive on-going tutoring, attend study skill sessions, have visitation suspended and attend mandatory workshops or meetings for the following semester. This assistance is in place to ensure that students are eligible to reapply for housing the following semester and that failure is not an option.
In order to live on campus residents must be registered for 12 or more credits (students are encouraged to enroll in 15 or more credits) and maintain a 2.0 or higher semester/cumulative GPA each semester to be regarded as making satisfactory progress regardless of the number of quality hours and accepted transfer credits. Any student falling below twelve (12) credit hours and/2.0 GPA in any semester could be denied the opportunity to remain in the residence halls or not be allowed to renew the housing contract to return to the residence halls.