STEP is a fellowship program with the goal of getting students engaged in exciting outside-the-classroom activities. As a STEP student, you will attend a weekly meeting in the autumn semester with a faculty mentor and other STEP students. The goal is to explore your interests and make connections with other students and a faculty mentor who can guide you.
Your STEP class might design a pumpkin, take a personality test, practice meditation or discuss your career dreams. It’s all about forming bonds with your mentor and your peers and learning about academic enrichment opportunities — study abroad, research, internships and more. STEP is aimed at helping you make connections in your second year, as you make important decisions like choosing a major or getting involved in research. We want to bring support and a community to your college experience in a fun and transformational way!
Now here’s the really exciting part: If you participate in the fall classes and complete some other requirements, you are eligible for up to $2,000 to put toward one of those activities. The project that you decide to do with your $2,000 does not have to be related to your major. You can do just about any project that interests you, as long as it is professionally led.
Although you meet weekly, STEP meetings are not classes — no grades, no homework! If you stop attending, that’s ok. But stick around so you can earn the $2,000 fellowship.
If you are a second-year student who graduated high school between October 2021–September 2022 and are interested in participating in STEP, please fill out this short survey by Sept. 8, 2023.