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First Year Programs

ODI Scholars Program

The ODI Scholars Program is a program designed for first year students to promote academic excellence among historically underrepresented and/or first-generation students. Students involved in the program will receive a Peer Mentor to aid their transition, in addition to individual meetings with campus staff, incentives, and academic services.

The registration form becomes available in June 2020. A limited number of mentors are available. For more information contact Jhoanna Vega-Rocha, Assistant Director via email at jvegarocha@fsmail.bradley.edu or by phone at (309) 677-2648.

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Diversity in STEM Program

Historically, Black and Latino/Hispanic students majoring in designated STEM fields do not achieve or persist at the same levels as their white peers. This program is designed to provide additional support for African American/Black and Latino/Hispanic students majoring or pursuing the STEM field. Students will have opportunities to connect with upperclassmen who are also studying STEM, connect with professors, alumni, and professionals in their majors, and attend workshops/meetings with their peers to learn tips on how to navigate their classes.

The registration form becomes available in June 2020. A limited number of spots are available.

For more information contact Norris Chase, Executive Director via email at nchase@fsmail.bradley.edu or by phone at (309) 677-2646.