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External Resources

Resources to help students achieve a successful education

  • Clemson University – First Generation Success Program: The FIRST Program helps ensure success for first-generation college students. FIRST helps these students adjust to the college experience by offering a variety of opportunities and resources, from academic support to social activities.
  • Dartmouth – First Year Student Enrichment Program: FYSEP offers sample classes, workshops, activities, and seminars designed to simulate life at Dartmouth and to prepare participants to handle some of the challenges they may face during the course of their first year. Through a four week pre-orientation program and ongoing support throughout their first year, FYSEP students learn skills to help them thrive in college-level classes, use campus resources to support them in their non-academic lives, and to make the most of the unique network of support that the FYSEP students and undergraduate mentors provide.
  • Seattle University — Student Success and Outreach: Seattle University’s office of Student Success and Outreach (SSO) helps students leverage the skills and communities they hold to craft an experience that fulfills their definition of success. Through campus leadership, veteran benefits, peer coaching, and student support programs, they work to acknowledge the diverse identities of each student, provide space for communities of support, and challenge students to unleash their leadership potential to position them to thrive in university and beyond.

Resources for students with disabilities

  • Guide for Online Colleges & Disabilities: This guide provides prospective disabled college students with resources to choose the perfect school to fit their needs. It provides a thorough overview for defining and documenting a students’ disability, a list of what is often considered under “reasonable accommodations”, and additional considerations for distance education (online) students.
  • Washington Access Collect: The University of Washington Access Collect provides support and technology for campus employees, community employers, service providers, and students working to promote success for disabled and non-disabled students in postsecondary studies and careers. Resources discuss topics such as creating accessible and inclusive courses, programs, facilities, services, work-based learning and employment opportunities, and campuses; preparing and succeeding as a disabled college student; and addressing disability-related issues through research while promoting participation of disabled researchers.
  • Washington DO-IT: The Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) Center at the University of Washington empowers disabled people through technology and education, promotes awareness and accessibility to maximize potential, and works to make the community more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive. Their website is a valuable resource for disabled students in higher education.

Resources to help students learn about diversity and inclusivity

  • Indiana State University – Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: The Indiana State University office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion provides resources for students to learn about multicultural education including reports and presentations on DEI, initiatives that the university participates in, DEI-related events sponsored by the school, as well as a collection of taped webinars that can be checked out from the office locally in Terre Haute.
  • Indiana University — Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning: A starting point for diversity, equity, and inclusion teaching guides. Includes definitions for shared language, an explanation of why these topics are important for the ways we teach, and resources that the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) can offer.

Resources to help international students

  • Indiana University – Helping International AIs be Successful: Suggested strategies for mentors and supervisors of international Associate Instructors (AIs) for assisting them in successfully navigating the American university classroom. Suggested practices can be helpful for all new associate instructors, and are particularly valuable for international graduate students who may not be familiar with academic and cultural practices at IU.