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A pineapple mascot stands in front of a trolley with Bellarmine University printed on the side.

Campus Engagement Tip: Add a Student-Run Mascot

Student leaders from Bellarmine University introduced a new mascot last fall, infusing a new campus culture among students after remote learning.

On a large wooden stage, four trustees and a student sit in wooden chairs facing an audience for a Q&A-style discussion.

Campus Engagement Tip: Introduce the Board of Trustees

Colleges and universities can find creative, engaging ways to foster relationships between the Board of Trustees and student populations, offering professional development opportunities that promote student success.

Mitch Mitchell meets with two students.

Student Success Champion: Mitch Mitchell, Cal Poly Humboldt

Mitch Mitchell, associate vice president for student success and dean of students, works to create diversity and representation in higher education by keeping students at the forefront.

A magnifying glass hovers over scattered letters on a blue background.

Campus Engagement Tip: Define the Hidden Curricula of Higher Ed

Colleges and universities can help students navigate the structures of higher education by providing a glossary of terms students may encounter on campus.

Student Rachel Goochey smiles in her graduation regalia, hugged by her three children.

Scaling Up: Student Parent Success Program Grows Resources, Footprint

The University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee connects its student parents to resources, financial assistance and a community of other parents—providing support and boosting retention.

A screenshot of Penn State Altoona's interactive web tool

Program Innovation: Responsive Web Tool for Support

Penn State University at Altoona launched an interactive online tool for students to find the resources they need based on categories, unifying all available resources in a single location.

Hartwick students smile with five Labrador retrievers

Student Club for Raising Guide Dogs Makes a Pawsitive Community Impact

A student-led club at Hartwick College raises puppies to become guide dogs for the blind, inspiring responsibility, confidence and hands-on learning for students.

A group of student walks on a college campus

Campus Engagement Tip: Boost Belonging With an Intervention

Researchers from Indiana University found a link between getting students to think about belonging prior to their first year on campus and first-year full-time retention.