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Providence Institute

La Roche University’s Providence Institute provides individual support to freshmen during their first academic year in college.

The Providence Institute cultivates resources, resilience and confidence so that you can experience success throughout your entire academic career. Support includes regular study halls and check-ins with a peer mentor. 

Through the Providence Institute, you’ll be able to:

  • Strengthen study skills
  • Learn to self-monitor classwork to meet deadlines and academic expectations
  • Develop responsible decision-making skills
  • Connect with peers, faculty and staff inside and outside the classroom
  • Navigate online platforms and access/utilize on-campus resources and support services
  • Adhere to important Academic Calendar deadlines  

How to Apply

All freshmen accepted to La Roche University can apply for the Providence Institute. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

In order to be considered for the Providence Institute (PI) Program, please complete and submit the PI Program application for review. 

Space in the program is limited. Students are encouraged to apply early.

Program Requirements

  • Participate in a required Providence Institute Welcome Orientation
  • Attend at least two academic workshops and visit the Writers’ Center and the Office of Career and Professional Development
  • Meet with your academic advisor at least two times per academic year
  • Check in with your assigned peer mentor every week to discuss academic and other concerns
  • Attend scheduled study-hall session(s) with your peer mentor
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA to remain in good academic standing

Upon successful completion of the program, you’re eligible for a one-time $1,000 second-year scholarship!