Visions Leadership Initiative, better known as Visions, encourages participants to excel academically, personally and professionally, stay in college, graduate, and achieve their goals. Our primary focus is to promote the academic achievement of minority men, but all are welcome.
Our goal is to plan, develop, and implement student development activities for students throughout the year to help facilitate learning, promote a greater understanding of campus resources, foster positive relationships with faculty and staff, and provide social opportunities to connect students together.
We believe that having an education is one of the most important components a person should obtain during one's lifetime. With that belief, we are committed as a group to ensure that all Visions students will achieve their educational goals.
How do we accomplish this task?
- Full support from our Administration, Faculty and Staff;
- Weekly business meetings;
- Small group and peer-to-peer mentoring support;
- Early Alert Program (Identifying at risk behavior);
- Financial Assistance (Scholarships and Tuition Assistance; scholastic and/or need based);
- Dedicated meeting space for participants to interact (Student Activities Room);
- Academic Support: One on One tutoring (Campus Learning Center);
- ACA 122 Class (First Year/New Student Campus Orientation);
- Jobs on Campus;
- Help find part-time employment and internships (On campus and off-campus);
- Leadership Discussions, Social and Cultural Activities, Business and Dining Ettique Workshops;
- Career Planning and Counseling;
- Required Reading (The Pact: Three Young Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream, Drs. Sampson, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt with Lisa Fazier Page);
- Guest Speakers – (We explore career opportunities, campus resources, etc.);
- Jazz Ensemble;
- Community Service Projects; and
- College Tours.