A new retention and mentoring program that links first-year Drury students with a FAM leader and a team of representatives from seven key areas that shape the Drury experience:
Each FAM leader will be a full time staff member representing departments throughout Drury’s campus. A FAM group will consist of 10 first-year students that will be randomly placed in a particular group. A FAM group will meet their leader for the first time during Orientation weekend in August. Each group will meet at least one more time each semester as a group, but could be more and will be left to the discretion of the FAM leader. The FAM leaders will have a budget for activities and programming initiatives with their students throughout the academic year. There will also be a communication process through our Drury email system of important, events, items and deadlines. The FAM leader will acquire the tools and referral skills to assist their FAM students in critical key areas which have been proven to influence student satisfaction, success and retention.
For more information about Drury’s FAM program, go to www.drury.edu/FAM