The Freshman Institute
The Freshman Institute (FI) is a male initiative that is a part of the Student Support Services program at Georgia State University. This exclusive program, offered to a select number of individuals, provides specialized support services that address common issues surrounding the freshman experience. The program fosters an environment of community and a sense of brotherhood. Through this experience, participants are able to transition successfully into the collegiate atmosphere and are provided the necessary tools and support ensuring retention and ultimately graduation
The Georgia Board of Regents has identified several barriers to male success in college, some of which include: inadequate and inappropriate academic advisement, lack of peer support, and lack of financial aid. The Freshman Institute is designed to address these barriers through specialized services which include:
- Computer lab access with printing
- Individualized Tutoring
- Peer Mentoring
- Academic, career, financial, and/or personal advisement
- Cultural Events and activities
- Supplemental Grant Aid, pending all program requirements are met
- Participation in the Emerging Leaders Freshman Learning Community (FLC)*
For more information about the FLC, please visit http://www.gsu.edu/success/FLCs.html.
*Register at Incept
Participants must meet at least ONE of the following qualifications
- Be a first-generation college student (neither parent received a bachelor’s degree or higher), or
- Demonstrate financial need (or low income status), or
- Have a documented disability, including LD and/or ADD with documentation on file in the Office of Disability Services.
- Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Complete and submit the Freshman Institute Application
Applications can be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 404/413-1675.