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Institutional Commitment

A positive attitude toward your college or university

Students enroll in college for lots of different reasons. According to a recent national survey, the vast majority of students enroll in college to get a better job or ensure future financial success.


While you may be focused on your current classes, your major, and - eventually - that job, don’t forget that your college or university is here to help. College provides a host of benefits beyond just getting a degree. Make sure to ask, pursue, and enjoy those opportunities while you can.

I'm going to college. I don't care if it ruins my career. 
I'd rather be smart than a movie star.

Natalie Portman

How can I improve my Institutional Commitment?

Resources at Your Institution

  • Talking with your advisor and make sure you've got a good game plan for your enrollment here. If you're not excited about how this institution fits into your plans, your advisor can help.

  • Ask about a “peer mentor.” These are students just like you who have persisted, been successful, and can share what it’s like to overcome the initial hurdles of college.

  • Your school has more activities, clubs, and programs than you can possibly know. Participating in one is a great way to not just make friends, but also feel a little more involved in the campus community. They look good on your résumé, too!

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