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Supporting Service, Programs, and Opportunities

Supporting Students

  • Academic Advising - Professional staff advisors work with students as they select their major, design their class schedule, and enroll in the courses they need to graduate.

  • Tutoring - Groups Scholars receive free academic tutoring in almost every field of study.

Programs and Opportunities

  • Adaptive Technology – Through collaborative efforts with the Adaptive Technology and Accessibility Center, Groups Scholars have access to technologies, like Kurzweil 3000 and Inspiration, which provide study skills tools to assist students.

  • Ambassador Program - Outstanding junior and senior Groups Scholars are invited to become ambassadors for the program. Groups Ambassadors assist the staff with programs and presentations and serve as mentors to incoming Groups Scholars.

  • Chi Alpha Epsilon - The IU chapter of this national honor society recognizes Groups Scholars who display outstanding academic achievement and strong leadership skills and those who serve as role models.

  • Groups Student Freshman Grants (Freshman year ONLY) - Grants available to incoming Groups Scholars based on financial need. To be eligible students must submit the FAFSA by March 10th.

  • Groups Upperclassmen Merit Awards - Grants are available to sophomore, junior, and senior Groups Scholars that are based on GPA.

  • Healthy Links Initiative – Specifically created for Groups Scholars who may desire to receive emotional, psychological, and/or social support with mental health concerns. Groups Scholars interested in such services work with the Groups Scholars graduate assistant who serves as a liaison to on-campus resources such as the Center for Human Growth and Counseling & Psychological Services to coordinate care.

  • Learning Communities - Students participate in ‘shared learning’ by taking classes together and in some cases living together.

  • Male Initiative- This program was designed to convene the young men in an effort to promote success by discussing various topics pertinent to their matriculation through Indiana University. During the summer, the format allows for small group discussion and ice breakers led by the summer Groups Resident Assistants. This provides leadership experience to our upperclassmen and a better relationship with the freshman class. After a brief introduction into the topic, the guest speaker will provide a more in-depth discussion of resources and valuable information.

  • Peer Advising, Assistants, Tutors and Instructors - Students helping students is a key philosophy behind the Groups Scholars Program. Peer advising assistants are trained to help the incoming class with fall registration and other programs. Peer tutors and instructors help guide students through their academic course work.

  • P.O.W.E.R.S. Female Initiative - The P.O.W.E.R.S (Propelling Our Women toward Excellence, Respect, and Sisterhood) initiative was established to address specific issues that female students encounter that can impact their retention and success. During the summer leadership series, students participate in sessions over topics like professionalism, campus safety, and health and wellness, to name a few. The female students are also given a chance to network with professionals from outreach programs as well as gather helpful resources that can help them during their college career.

  • STEM - The mission of the Groups Scholars Program Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Initiative is to prepare and enhance the experiences of first-generation, underrepresented students in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. This is accomplished through structured mentoring, research, and academic support. For more information and for applications please visit our STEM initiative page.


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