The Student Success Network (SSN) allows first-year students to connect with faculty partners who are informed about the university and can guide them as they transition to GVSU. Faculty partners intentionally support first-year students by educating them about the university culture and support services available on campus. The faculty partners and the first-year students they support constitute the “Student Success Network.”

Your first year at GVSU is an exciting yet challenging experience. Taking an active role in the Student Success Network will connect you to faculty and student partners who are dedicated and committed to supporting you. By involving yourself with the SSN, you will become aware of many student support services on campus that students often lack knowledge of. In addition to educating you on the various resources, your faculty partner will assist you with accessing and utilizing them.

While you undoubtedly will make good connections with peers and professors at GVSU, we urge you to consider this option. Research has shown that engaged and connected students are more likely to succeed academically and socially during their college experience.

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