Student Persistence

The Office of Student Persistence helps students reach their goals by addressing barriers to degree completion and supporting equitable student success. In our efforts to support the strategic plan, we:

  • Coordinate outreach campaigns that monitor and support the academic success of all students
  • Facilitate the Scholars Project, which was created as part of Columbia's Social Justice Initiative to support students who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) or first-generation college students
  • Initiate academic progress reports (APRs) and coordinate outreach to students who are flagged as being at risk to fail a course
  • Provide oversight for the Satisfactory Academic Progress and PetiAct as the administrator of Columbia's online caseload management/student success tool (SSC Navigate)
  • Manage Columbia's Student Success Alerts, which allows staff and faculty to submit notifications when they are concerned about a student. Student Persistence ensures that the proper support person reaches out to each student.