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R.I.S.E. Network

The R.I.S.E. Network is a scholar’s empowerment network that provides Black and Latino freshman students with skill-based development, support and opportunities to enhance their overall academic career at St. John's University.

R.I.S.E. Network (Reach, Inspire, Succeed, Empower)

This is a new and exciting initiative under Student Development and the Division of Student Affairs. The goal is to create an environment where successful, high potential students come together to assist in increasing the retention and graduation rates of our Black and Latino students at St. John's University.

Who is this program for?

Freshman students who are dedicated to their academic success and personal and professional development. These students will become part of a network of dedicated, committed and passionate SJU students that support and hold one another accountable for their overall performance and growth within this program.

What do participants get from this program?

Participants (R.I.S.E. scholars) will be part of a network that will assist in their academic success and personal and professional development. The network will focus on the successful completion of sophomore year by assisting with academics, career preparation, spiritual development and social integration by establishing connections with the relevant support services at St. John's University. Our goal is to ensure that protégés are intentionally connected to people, services and organizations to support their development and also empower them to be an integral part of the St. John's University community.

Can I become a R.I.S.E. leader?

R.I.S.E. Network Leaders are primarily upperclassmen who reach for success, embrace social responsibility, and are dedicated to the development and retention of first year Black and Latino students.

Apply to Become a R.I.S.E. Network Leader
Application deadline: Tuesday, November 14 by 11:59 p.m.

Who's involved?

R.I.S.E network is managed by a team of passionate administrators and students who are committed to building this community and ensuring that the objectives of the program are met. More importantly, they are there to serve the participants of the program and ensure that every student is successful.

For more information, please follow us on Instagram or Twitter or contact:

Sharod L.Tomlinson
Director of Student Development and R.I.S.E. Mentoring
[email protected]