The emerging scholars program is designed to provide academic assistance and personal growth and development opportunities to first-year students who could benefit from additional institutional support. The program incorporates individual and small group meetings along with interactive workshops, all with the goal of helping students first-year at Salem State be rewarding both academically and socially. The workshops include topics such as becoming acclimated at Salem State, getting involved in campus activities, student leadership opportunities, time management, and study skills. Additionally, there will be a series of meetings between the student and their success coach. Success coaches will assist you in identifying and resolving issues that may affect academic performance and help with the transition to SSU. Success coaches will also monitor academic progress of their students through faculty mid-semester evaluations. These evaluations allow faculty to comment on student academic progress, participation, initiative, and needs.
Students completing the program with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and have participated in at least five (5) on campus activities, will be inducted into Salem State’s Alpha Omega Psi student association.