When it comes to student success and retention, it really does take a commitment from everyone to help our students to be academically successful and make connections. While it is up to the student to "want" to be here, there is a lot that we as faculty, staff, administrators, families, friends, and peer students can do to encourage students to stay. With this being said, the more that we can do to help students make positive connections to various people and resources here at UCCS and in the community, the more likely they will want to be here. Also, the more academically successful a student is, the more likely they will want to be here. Retention doesn't have to be hard work, it's oftentimes the little things that we do, that make the biggest difference to our students.
Here is a list of what we can do, as a community of scholars, to help retain our students: