ASPIRE students are required to:

  • Reside in Hobby Hall as part of the Living Learning Program
  • Complete the freshman seminar course (UGST 181) with a satisfactory grade in the fall semester
  • Attend mandatory ASPIRE events (announced via email)
  • Attend monthly small community meetings in the fall semester
  • Attend monthly large and small community meetings in the spring semester
  • Maintain bi-weekly contact with assigned upperclassmen mentor

Assigned mentors and the executive leadership team monitor the involvement of mentees. Lack of participation may result in the loss of the scholarship.

ASPIRE Small Community Meetings

Small Community Meetings

Small community meetings are hosted by Terry and Haynes upperclassmen mentors in an informal social setting to help foster academic success in their mentees. Freshmen ASPIRE students are randomly partnered with mentors in a small community overseen by two ASPIRE executive leadership team members. These monthly meetings have alternating themes determined by the ASPIRE executive leadership team each year.

Small community meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

ASPIRE Large Community Meetings

Large Community Meetings

Large community meetings occur monthly in the spring semester. ASPIRE students are connected with a variety of guest speakers to help students develop academic, personal, and professional goals.

Large community meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of the month.