The SOA Success Scholars program is a professional platform focused on the development of undergraduate students within the new environment of higher education and design.

It is a program for first-year students:

  • Provides additional academic support
  • Exposure to school and campus resources
  • Facilitates transition to college and design learning
  • Fosters peer-to-peer relationships
  • Promotes sustainable habits for academic success

Engagement requirements each semester

  • Attend one Sanger Learning Center workshop
  • Attend one SOA Lecture Series/Forum
  • Attend one SOA Career Services workshop (One must be a resume workshop)


  • Attend monthly one-on-one check-in with an academic advisor
  • Attend one-on-one registration advising
  • Complete program assessment survey at the end of the fall and spring semester

Relationship Building

  • Attend bi-monthly SOA Success Scholars meetings
  • Actively participate in the Mentor Program
  • Serve as a mentor in second year


Undergraduate Admissions + Student Success Coordinator