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University Scholars

First Year

During their first year, all University Scholars are required to:

  1. Meet with your assigned University College academic advisor during Preview and at least two times each semester to discuss your academic plans, career goals, schedule planning, etc.  (Honors Program participants will be assigned an Honors Program academic advisor and student athletes will be assigned to an Athletics academic advisor.)
  2. Attend the University Scholar Fall Orientation Meeting and Social.
  3. Attend the University Scholarship and Presidential Scholarship Reception.
  4. Participate in the University Scholars First Year LinC seminar.
  5. Meet regularly with your assigned University Scholar faculty/staff mentor throughout the first year.  You will be provided with mentorship program guidelines and expectations.
  6. Meet with your University Scholar peer mentor at least one time each month.
  7. Attend at least three (3) programs/events/workshops per semester offered through the University Scholars Enrichment Program, Julia N. Visor Academic Center or other campus-sponsored programs.  You will submit attendance verification to the University Scholars Support Program coordinator. (This requirement is waived for student athletes.)
  8. Maintain contact with the University Scholar Enrichment Program coordinator and graduate assistant.

Optional Component

  • University Scholars are encouraged to join and participate in the University Scholars Association (USA), a registered student organization providing opportunities for fellowship among other University Scholars.

Second Year Requirements

  1. Participate in the University Scholars Peer Mentoring Program.
  2. Maintain contact with the University Scholars Enrichment Program staff each semester.
  3. Maintain contact with your assigned University Scholar faculty mentor.
  4. Attend the Annual University Scholar Service Learning Symposium and Awards Ceremony.

Third Year Requirements

  1. Complete one service learning project.
  2. Present service learning project at the Annual University Scholar Service Learning Symposium.
  3. Main contact with University Scholars Enrichment Program staff.
  4. Maintain contact with your assigned University Scholar faculty mentor.

Fourth Year Requirements

  1. Maintain contact with your assigned University Scholar faculty/staff mentor.
  2. Maintain contact with University Scholars Enrichment Program staff.
  3. Attend the Annual University Scholar Service Learning Symposium and Award Ceremony.

 

Program Contacts

Christa D. Platt
Coordinator of Targeted Retention Services
University College
(309) 438-3714
cdplatt@ilstu.edu

Nuusa Faamoe
University Scholars Academic Advisor
University College Academic Advisement
(309) 438-7604
ntfaamo@ilstu.edu

 


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University College
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Phone: (309) 438-3217

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