The College at Brockport’s Sophomore Council provides students with an opportunity to make an impact on their campus community. Students who participate on the Sophomore Council have the ability to voice their opinions about current issues facing Brockport students and participate in the planning and implementation of programs and activities specifically for their class. Sophomore Council meets each month with the Second Year Experience Coordinator. Contact Sherill Anderson to get involved!
STEPS (Steps to Eliminate Probationary Status), is a program developed within the Office of Retention to assist students who are struggling academically. It aims to help students identify study habits and time management skills that can help them study and learn more effectively, and bring up their GPA. Students meet once a week to discuss their strengths and weaknesses, and identify methods to succeed academically. If your grades have placed you on Probationary Academic Status, you are required to participate in the program. However, if you are simply concerned about your grades and your study habits, please contact Sherill to set up an appointment to discuss what you can do to improve. Taking a preventative approach can really make a difference!
Peer Mentors at The College at Brockport are upper-class students who play a vital role in helping new students transition to the College community. Peer mentors serve as supports and role models while creating a welcoming and informative environment for first-year students. Through the Academic Planning Seminar (APS), peer mentors are paired with a faculty member and assigned to work with incoming first-year students who share similar academic interests. Completion of a training program focusing on student development, transition issues, college policies and educational requirements, and student services is required.
NSCS is an honor society that engages high achieving college students who are in the top 20% of their class. It inducts new members by invitation only each November. NSCS hosts various campus events, community service activities, and offers networking and internship opportunities. For more information, please visit the NSCS page.
The second year also brings even more exciting opportunities. Since you have a year's worth of experience, you can enhance your leadership skills, study abroad, find an internship, explore new organizations to join, volunteer in the community or experience a new campus event! Visit Campus Resources to find out more.