The Office of Student Success and Retention supports the university mission of providing an inclusive environment and a transformative educational experience that promotes the academic and personal success and engagement of all undergraduate students.
By providing oversight of the centralized academic advising unit (Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center), Finish in 4, Cora P. Maloney College and Retention, our goal is to support students in identifying educational experiences and opportunities to achieve their academic and personal aspirations.
As we collaborate with partners across the university, we engage faculty, senior leadership and staff in the spirit of student success and development. By creating a student-focused culture, we help students identify their goals, stay on a path to success, graduate on time and prepare for life after college.
Finish in 4 (FIF) is the university’s commitment to providing the resources needed for entering freshman students to graduate in four years. Finish in 4 is a campus-wide effort to meet our students’ graduation goals by helping them understand their responsibilities in earning their degree in a timely manner.
Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (EPAC) is the home of the Major Explorers Program designed to help undecided first and second year students make an informed decision about their major.
EPAC advisors also assist students in transition (changing majors), pre-professional students, including prehealth (students interested in pursuing a degree in medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic or physician assistant studies) and pre-law.
Obtaining its charter in 1976, the mission of Cora P. Maloney College (CPMC) is to increase access and opportunities for talented underrepresented students from diverse backgrounds CPMC focuses on a range of educational opportunities including; academic support and achievement, academic enhancement and enrichment, as well as social justice and cross cultural awareness. CPMC fosters the interconnectivity between UB students and their living and learning community, while recognizing the importance of its location in Buffalo, New York, a major metropolitan area of the state of New York and seeks to link its students’ learning, research, service and achievement to the potential and promise of a great city and region.
The programs of the CPMC include:
Last updated: July 23, 2018 3:55 pm EST