Student Success

Your Student’s Success Is Our Mission

At Pace we take the success of our students seriously. We even have an Office for Student Success to assist students in the pursuit of their individual goals and aspirations, and to empower them to make the most of their education. From exploring majors and tutoring to research opportunities and study abroad programs, the Office for Student Success is here to help. Reach the staff by e-mail at success@pace.edu or call at (212) 346-1915 (for both campuses). For more information on the resources that are available, visit the Office for Student Success.

Here are some of Pace’s many other resources to help your student succeed:
The Advising Center for Exploring Majors. Does your student have multiple major interests? Is your student excited about exploring different fields before choosing one? Has he or she changed areas of interest frequently? If so, don’t worry! The Advising Center for Exploring Majors is dedicated to helping students examine their personality as it relates to the world of work and to explore the many majors, minors, and combined degree programs that Pace has to offer. You can visit the center’s website at www.pace.edu/undecidedmajor to learn more and to find out how to contact the office on your student’s campus.

Study Abroad. The Office of Study Abroad is your student’s resource for semester, summer, and academic year programs, as well as faculty-led courses, prestigious international fellowships and scholarships, and international internships. The goal of the Study Abroad team is to enhance students’ Pace education with international academic experiences and to help them become global citizens. More information is available at: www.pace.edu/studyabroad.

Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Program. What do video games, cancer research, Tibetan art, climate change, and Star Trek have in common? Those are all topics that undergraduate students and their faculty member partners have explored in the Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Program here at Pace. The student and faculty pairs work during the summer and/or academic year on a research topic relevant to their field of study and receive a small stipend to perform their research. Participants are then given the opportunity to present their work at the annual spring showcase, where one team per campus is awarded $2,000 to further their research or attend a national conference. Many of the participants continue their work well after the program and go on to publish articles in scholarly journals. For questions regarding the program, please contact Jonathan Hooker in the Office for Student Success at jhooker@pace.edu or visit www.pace.edu/URI.

Finish in Four Campaign. Are you hoping your son or daughter will obtain his or her degree in four years? Pace’s Finish in Four campaign is intended to raise awareness of the advantages (and feasibility) of graduating in four years. Advantages include lower student indebtedness, an earlier start to a career or graduate study, and economic independence and self-sufficiency. With regular academic advising and good academic progress, students will still be able to take advantage of such academic and pre-professional experiences as internships, study abroad, double majors, and honor societies, as well as the full range of student activities and leadership opportunities. For more details, please contact Jonathan Hooker in the Office for Student Success at jhooker@pace.edu.


First Generation Student Initatives.
Is your student the first in your family to attend college? According to a 2010 study conducted by the Department of Education, 50 percent of the college population is made up of first generation students. Being a first generation college student means grappling with issues other students may not be able to entirely relate to. However, we at Pace University have created programs centered around embracing and supporting first generation students.

In Pleasantville, our first-generation students continued to build their networking at the First-Generation Social on February 22nd. Faculty, staff and students joined together to share stories, discuss hurdles of being first generation and find resources to help them be successful at Pace University. In New York City, our first-generation students will have the opportunity to join a First Gen Mentoring Program led by Jennifer Crespo. They currently have 31 first year, first gen students who have been assigned mentors in various departments.