Student Success

COVID-19: News and Annoucements

For the remainder of the 2020 Spring semester all meetings will be held via telephone or video conference. Please schedule appointments through your class dean as usual via the web portal. 

Please note that Student Success with be working remotely beginning Wednesday, March 18 through Tuesday, March 31.  As such we will have limited access to telephones and recommend using the email addresses below for day to day business.

Success, Undergraduate Class Deans, Administrative Procedures: 
Bridge Scholars:
First-Year Experience, Orientation:
Parent & Family Programs:

The Student Success portfolio engages all students in authoring their unique definition of success. Through advocacy, instruction, support, and mentoring, Student Success intentionally empowers students to achieve their academic and personal goals.


The Student Success portfolio works with students to develop plans to achieve their personal, academic, and leadership goals. The Portfolio provides capacity building activities which promote success for all students and preparation for global leadership. 

Major areas of the Student Success portfolio include the Undergraduate Class Deans, First-Year Experience (including Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond programs), parent and family programs, the Graduate Student Experience, supporting underrepresented students, and the Archer Center for Student Leadership Development.

Additionally, Student Success manages RPI policies and procedures in regards to excused absences, leaves of absence, withdrawals, and readmission.

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