Student Persistence provides support to students, faculty, and staff in the pursuit of holistic student success. In an effort to support the academic success of all students, Student Persistence coordinates several outreach campaigns, including outreach for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and the Academic Progress Report (APR) process, which happens in the fall and spring semesters. Student Persistence also manages Columbia’s early alert system, which allows staff and faculty to submit notifications when they are concerned about a student. Alerts are not punitive in nature; rather, they indicate opportunities for student growth and resilience support. Concerns can range from falling behind on assignments to a student’s emotional wellbeing. Student Persistence ensures that the proper support person reaches out to each student who receives an alert, or is otherwise in need of assistance.