Intensify and Improve the Student Experience
Drexel students will be among the most academically, socially, and civically engaged in the nation, participating in a wide range of intensive curricular and co-curricular offerings that capture their intellects, deepen their understanding of contemporary challenges, and drive a passion for learning by doing. Students will draw upon their Drexel education throughout their lives while enjoying a rich and memorable college experience that will, in turn, create a loyal and devoted alumni body. Drexel University will:
- Invest in the current student body to significantly improve retention and academic success through stronger advising and counseling as well as enhanced learning environments that personalize instruction to play to the strengths of our students. Better coordinate all entities that engage and support our students. Begin retention and academic success efforts at enrollment and focus on the entire Drexel student body, including those residing on or near our University City, Center City, and Queen Lane campuses, commuters, online students, and those studying at Drexel Network sites.
- Re-imagine residential life, athletic, and recreational activities as an extension of experiential learning beyond classrooms and across our campuses. Bring faculty together with students in residential settings. Integrate Drexel's broadly participatory athletic and recreation programs with an emphasis on fostering healthy lifestyles and encouraging robust team-based competition.
- Provide better integrated administrative services across all areas and campuses, with particular attention to financial aid, bursar and registrar services, and academic advising. Ensure that the health and safety of our students is paramount among our concerns, and that Drexel continuously improves the full array of services we offer through public safety, student health services, psychological and substance abuse counseling, victim support and intervention, and other resources that promote health and help students in times of need or distress.
- Create energetic, well-designed campuses with modern classrooms and laboratory facilities and welcoming, strategically distributed indoor and outdoor spaces for group and individual study. Offer ready access to authoritative information, research support, and academic advising through a variety of library learning environments. Significantly increase the quality and amount of on-campus student housing, create a comprehensive student activities and entertainment center, and continue to improve recreational facilities and green spaces.