Student Success Scholars Program Vision & Mission Statement


The vision of Student Success Scholars Program is to support the University's educational mission to provide students a liberal arts education and to optimize students' use of Stockton’s resources in collaboration with staff, faculty and key administrators to help students realize their academic and career goals. In addition, Student Success Scholars Program aspires to be the leading unit at Stockton University in developing retention inititiatives and programs that helps students attain academic success.

The program will explore retention initiatives that focus on retaining at-risk students including first-time freshmen, sophomores and transfer students in collaboration with various departments at Stockton. The Program is open to other segments of the student population including students who identify themselves as in need of student support services, and students who could lose their status at the University. The Program will fulfill this Vision by providing its participants' excellent academic and direct support services through Individualized mentoring and other support services that will help them become successful autonomous learners.



Student Success Scholars Program  is a retention-centered program offered at Stockton University committed to empowering students to succeed at Stockton and beyond. The Program strives to utilize campus-wide resources to identify, evaluate and retain students who join the program. The program, through the efforts of the Student Success Scholars Program team, will facilitate a student’s receipt of coordinated support services with the guidance of a faculty/staff or peer mentor. At the conclusion of the Student Success Scholars Program experience, the student will be making self-sustaining progress towards graduation. Consequently, the program will inspire its program participants to become lifelong learners, active citizens and empower them to lead in a diverse and global community.

Overall Program Goal: To retain and graduate 80% of program participants.

The program has two other major goals. They are:

  1. Provide regular contact with and support to Program participants;
  2. Help Program participants become autonomous learners who can successfully manage their own college experiences.