Gen-1 students receive structured and timely advisement by the Gen-1 Program Staff, in addition to Academic Advisement through their College. Gen-1 students meet with their Gen-1 Advisor 1-2 times per semester and discuss semester and year-long academic plans, progress toward degree completion, and professional development/career readiness.
Program Advising Expand
ProPEL Courses Expand
Facilitated through ProPEL, First Year Gen-1 students take PD 1100- Success Strategies - a two-term sequence that introduces a variety of college success skills, and builds academic and personal competence and confidence to thrive at the university level.
The PD 2070- Professionalism and Purpose course prepares sophomores to maximize learning and career-readiness through a major/career-related internship.
Camp Bearcats Expand
The office of Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD) facilitates the First-year Student Leadership Institute- FOR Students, BY students. During the two day camp students will:
- Connect with current Student Leaders and other First-Year students
- Become immersed in the UC Leadership Community
- Start to create their own UC Experience through involvement and service opportunities
- Develop immeasurable UC pride and spirit
- Participate in enriching Leadership Development Activities
- Move-in early and become a part of the Hall Opening Team (H.O.T.) and help fellow Bearcats
Second-Year Leadership Development Opportunity Expand
Second-Year students spend two days at Camp Joy to develop, enhance, and apply their leadership skills through intentional and structured curriculum facilitated by Camp Joy and Gen-1 Staff. This training equips Second-Year Gen-1 students with the necessary leadership skills to lead, guide, and support the next cohort.
Etiquette Training Expand
The Etiquette Training provides Gen-1 students with Business Etiquette Training for professional, dining, and work place functions.
Study Tables and In-house Tutoring Expand
First-Year students participate in mandatory study tables that provide in-house tutoring. Facilitated by the Learning Assistant Center (LAC), in-house tutoring is offered twice a week and covers Math and Science content areas.
Cuppoletti Fund Expand
Accomplished “trailblazers”, Dr. John Cuppoletti and his wife, Dr. Danuta Malinowska created the Cuppoletti Fund to support academic enrichment opportunities such as study abroad experiences, graduate school applications, unpaid internships, and graduate school-related travel.
With a firm belief that education involves more than just books, the couple’s annual gift provides options such as the chance to travel, attend a professional conference, study abroad, or the opportunity to forego taking an outside job in order to conduct a field research project.
UC offers a variety of excellent program abroad, additionally there a number of different funding opportunities- the Cuppoletti Fund is a prime example of that. To find out more about Study Abroad opportunities please visit: Study Abroad Program.
Places students have traveled: