Program Details

GSI’s approach is a combination of academic, personal, and financial supports:

Core Activities

GSI Summer Academy

three-day event in August to prepare for program.

Weekly Seminars

focused on goal setting, communication skills, self-efficacy, financial literacy, and leadership development.

Advisement Sessions

designed to address academic, personal, and career goals.

Progress Reports

from Instructors.

Job Readiness Services

including resume writing, interview prep, career exploration and internships and job placement assistance.


self-attested class attendance and other campus activities.

Participation in all GSI Core Activities is mandatory.


Program Benefits

  • Graduation incentive of $500
  • Book vouchers
  • Access to loaner laptops
  • Participation incentives
  • Intersession (Winter or Summer) tuition assistance, if available
  • Tutors for one-on-one and group sessions
  • Registration Assistance to get the classes you need to graduate on time
  • Networking to build a peer support group of like-minded individuals striving for a common goal – graduation!
GSI students fully participate in GSI activities, class time, study time and other on-campus events, which meet HRA requirements.













“Honestly, initially it [my interest in the program] was the perks. After actually coming to the sessions and meeting with my advisor, I stayed for the support.” – GSI Participant