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DREAM BIG

2015-2016 HIGHLIGHTS

DIVISION OF STUDENT DEVELOPMENT AND ENROLLMENT SERVICES

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WELCOME

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hroughout my 23 years at UCF, one of my key goals has been student success and working to ensure that students who enter UCF are not

the same students as they leave. Students should be wiser, more socially astute, diverse in their thinking and better prepared to build a brighter future for themselves and for our country and our world. Our learningcentered campus community offers enriching opportunities that prepare students to be bold, innovative and socially responsible. Students are encouraged to grow, succeed and excel. The Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services provides students with the opportunity to learn, lead, live and engage. We know that education has the power to transform lives and students have the opportunity to succeed, it changes not only their lives, but the lives of their families and those around them. In this year’s report – DREAM BIG – you’ll see many examples of how the division has successfully worked to improve the quality of the student experience. Thank you again for your continued support. The best is yet to come! Go Knights! Charge On!

Maribeth Ehasz, Ph.D. Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services

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WE AR E UC F

TRANSFORMATIVE OPPORTUNITIES At UCF, we dream big. This is a place that does what others say cannot be done. A place where the impossible becomes the inevitable. On a large scale, we are transforming the lives of people from diverse social and economic backgrounds, and we are enhancing prosperity in Central Florida. The Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services (SDES) consists of an array of programs and services dedicated to providing students with opportunities for learning and gaining a broad, collegiate experience − from recruitment and admissions to graduation and beyond. In the past two decades, UCF has seen impressive growth in the enrollment number and quality of its student body, with many of our

7,000 on-campus activities annually. Additionally, Knights gave more than 100,000 volunteer hours to various communities. SDES supports students from matriculation to successful progression, graduation and employment in a global workforce.

UCF is home to 289 National Merit Scholars and our student-athlete graduation rate is among the highest in the nation.

As student advocates, we must continue to share our successes, wins, and opportunities. To view an interactive version of this document, please visit our DREAM BIG highlights page: www.sdes.ucf.edu/highlights

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U C F C RE E D

INTEGRITY SCHOLARSHIP COMMUNITY CREATIVITY EXCELLENCE

INTEGRITY, SCHOLARSHIP, COMMUNITY, CREATIVITY AND EXCELLENCE ARE THE CORE VALUES THAT GUIDE OUR CONDUCT, PERFORMANCE AND 5 DECISIONS AT UCF.


THE P OW E R OF SCALE

ENROLLMENT SERVICES UCF, one of the nation’s largest universities with more than 64,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity and reputation since its founding in 1963. Enrollment Services, which covers admissions, financial assistance and outreach services, has disbursed millions of dollars in financial aid and welcomed thousands of students from all over the world. We remain focused on creating a community of diverse academic and civic leaders and empowering our students to succeed by adding value to the UCF experience.

"Our goal is to ensure everyone has access to higher education. We provide students a pipeline from preschool to UCF, and we offer families the biggest bang for their buck." Dr. Gordon D. Chavis Jr. Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services

Average Fall SAT

Average Fall ACT

2016

1262

2016

27.8

2015

1261

2015

27.6

2014

1256

2014

27.4

2013

1248

2013

27.1

3,752

6,666

6,498 3,536

*Fall Enrolled FTIC 44.5%

39.7%

*Summer-Fall Enrolled *FTIC Fall Enrolled FTIC Minority *preliminary data

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2016


64,318

48% OF FTIC STUDENTS

Enrollment Services

Compared to 33% nationally

77 NEW

$476 MILLION

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Student Financial Assistance

1262 SAT

153 COUNTRIES

TOTAL UCF ENROLLMENT

FTIC NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS

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GRADUATE WITHOUT EDUCATIONAL DEBT

FINANCIAL AID DISBURSED

50 STATES

27.8 ACT 4.02 GPA

67 FLORIDA COUNTIES

Incoming freshman averages

Students come from all around the world


UN LE ASHIN G POTENTI AL

STUDENT SUCCESS We remain dedicated to providing an applied learning approach that makes our community a positive environment for student success. " Student success is in our

SDES is proud to provide countless services and resources aimed at the success of all Knights. With access to 30 offices offering learning opportunities through programs, activities and events that enrich the academic and social experience, our students have proven to be successful during their collegiate journey and beyond.

DNA. We are using data to engage students, improve academic advising and scale student support. By enhancing the learning experience, we are better preparing our students for life after UCF." Dr. DeLaine Priest Associate Vice President for Student Success

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Career Services

The Lockheed Martin College Work Experience Program employs over 600 students annually Named one of the top 20 colleges career services centers in the U.S. by OnlineCollegePlan.com

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Transfer and Transition Services

U.S. News & World Report named UCF the No. 1 College in the U.S. in attracting transfer students, welcoming 7,331 in Fall 2016.

Veterans Academic Resource Center

396 student veterans earned degrees in 2016


$2.4M

GRANTS BENEFITING FIRST-GENERATION, LOW-INCOME STUDENTS TRiO Center

2,077

STUDENTS CONNECTED Student Accessibility Services

64.3%

FULL-TIME FTIC STUDENTS TOOK 30 OR MORE CREDITS UCF Think 30

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31,181

STUDENTS ATTENDED PEGASUS PALOOZA First Year Experience

30,046

STUDENTS SERVED Student Academic Resource Center

34,000

STUDENTS SERVED Career Services


THIS IS UC F

STUDENT LIFE The UCF experience is all about creating opportunities that last a lifetime. From a state-of-the-art Recreation and Wellness Center and exciting housing communities to various cultural groups and volunteer projects, we continue to provide something for everyone inside and outside of the classroom. With more than 600 student clubs and organizations hosting various events and activities, UCF is filled with plenty of athletic, artistic and interesting ways to stay active and involved.

" We promote a healthy campus community of wellness, fitness and social activities. Our housing community provides an experience created for student success." Dr. Sharon Ekern Associate Vice President for Administration and Student Life

Q UIC K FAC TS

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Student Union

Partnership with Student Academic Resource Center where peer tutors and supplemental instruction leaders provide reviews during finals week. More than 24,762 students participated in 2016.

Creative School for Children

Received $11,000 grant from KaBoom

Wellness and Health Promotion Services

Reached over 1,500 students through two semesters of programing for the "It’s On Us" campaign


1,028,845 ANNUAL VISITS Recreation and Wellness Center

26,754 LBS.

PLANNED EXPANSION AND RENOVATION Student Union

540,000

FOOD DISTRIBUTED

ANNUAL VISITORS

Knights Helping Knights Pantry

Student Union

91.9% RETENTION RATE FOR STUDENTS WHO VISIT 11-20 TIMES ANNUALLY Recreation and Wellness Center

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$18M

RETAINED 89.1% OF STUDENTS LIVING ON CAMPUS IN THEIR FIRST YEAR Housing and Residence Life


E XC E L LE N CE

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT The cultural, leadership and personal development and growth of students is our top priority. By embracing the tenets of the UCF Creed, we are developing leaders, increasing student engagement and promoting collaboration that fosters excellence. By sustaining partnerships on campus and in the Central Florida city-state, SDES is empowering students to succeed by adding value to their education.

" We are committed to diversity and inclusion by providing support and engaging students in outreach programs and services." Dr. Kerry Welch Associate Vice President for Student Engagement and Leadership Development

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Office of Student Involvement

Designated a Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Lead Initiative Campus by the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Received six-year, $620,000 grant from Florida Bureau of Family Services to implement "Green Dot Strategy" bystander intervention program

Multicultural Academic and Support Services

Supports student success by assisting multicultural and first-generation students in their transition to UCF. The annual National Male Student Success Conference is attended by national and international experts.


96.5%

RETENTION RATE FOR GREEK COMMUNITY

4.17 AVG. INCOMING GPA 96.7% RETENTION RATE LEAD Scholars Academy

Fraternity and Sorority Life

$1,001,678

RAISED BY KNIGHT-THON A STUDENT RUN EVENT Office of Student Involvement

300+

PARTICIPANTS IN "EXCELLENCE IN ACTION" Multicultural Academic and Support Services

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TOP 50

LGBTQ-FRIENDLY UNIVERSITY BY CAMPUS PRIDE Social Justice and Advocacy

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STUDENTS ACCEPTED AS SCHOLARS BY THE CLINTON FOUNDATION LEAD Scholars Academy


IN TE GR ITY

STUDENT HEALTH AND RESPONSIBILITIES The care and well-being of our students is at the core of our division. By building a culture of integrity and unity, we are ensuring higher academic performance. Our offices work to promote wellness by increasing awareness of student health and encouraging positive lifestyle choices and decision-making skills. Through the services SDES provides, we have assisted thousands of students in achieving academic and personal success at UCF.

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Counseling and Psychological Services

1,100+ students participated in the "Field of Memories" suicide prevention program

Student Health Services and Wellness and Health Promotion Services

UCF ranked as one of the nation's 26 healthiest colleges by the Trojan Sexual Health Report Card

Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Hosted Higher Education Case Management Association national conference: "Charting the Course: Navigation Contemporary Risk"


82,604

$130,991.02

Student Health Services

Student Legal Services

530 STUDENTS AND

93%

STUDENT PATIENT APPOINTMENTS

13 DEPARTMENTS PARTICIPATED IN UCF CARES DAY

GRADUATION SUCCESS RATE: HIGHEST IN PUBLIC DIVISION I

Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Academic Services for Student-Athletes

13,667

STUDENTS COMPLETED ONLINE ACADEMIC INTEGRITY MODULE Integrity and Ethical Development

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FINANCIAL BENEFIT TO STUDENTS

22,352

STUDENT APPOINTMENTS Counseling and Psychological Services


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BLACK LIVES MATTER “ Tonight, let’s all say strongly, firmly, without reservation -- Black Lives Matter.” — John C. Hitt, UCF President

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ore than 500 students, staff, faculty and university leaders gathered on July 13 in the Student Union for the Black Lives Matter event. The focus of the event was to educate the community about the Black Lives Matter movement and to show solidarity for those affected by acts of senseless violence.

UCF President John C. Hitt, First Lady Martha Hitt, Vice President Maribeth Ehasz and Athletics Director Danny White were among those who attended the Black Lives Matter vigil that was sponsored by several student groups. Members of UCF's Police Department marched in with the event organizers. President Hitt spoke during the peaceful event that featured students leading prayers, singing and sharing their thoughts as they questioned how the violence could have happened and what this means for our community. #BlackLivesMatter

For UCF senior and event organizer Barmel Lyons, the event was intended to pay homage to the victims and also for students to come together as one voice and fight for change.

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PULSE “ ... I tell our LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, and alumni this: You are not alone. Your university stands with you.” − John C. Hitt, UCF President

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orty-nine innocent lives, including UCF Knights Juan Ramon Guerrero and Christopher Andrew Leinonen, were taken on June 12 at the tragic Pulse nightclub shooting. Ramon Guerrero was a prefinance major and Leinonen earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Psychology. The days following the Pulse nightclub tragedy were very challenging for our students, faculty and staff. It was stressful and tremendously emotional. However, in the midst of uncertainty, anger and confusion, our community showed love and courage. To support our grieving campus community, we held numerous events to honor the lives of those lost and injured. UCF Counseling and Psychological Services and UCF Cares provided support services and triaged hundreds of calls, emails and face-to-face meetings from concerned and anxious parents and families.

More than 1,000 people attended the OnePulse Vigil with an additional 125,000 viewers online via Facebook Live stream, ultimately reaching more than

1,000,000 through sharing.

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D E PA RTM E N T AND UNI T AWARDS

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION Departmental accreditations, awards, highly regarded activities, and specific programs externally recognized

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Student Development and Enrollment Services

SDES recognized by the UCF Police Department as they celebrated year of success and dedication

Student Development and Enrollment Services

Volunteer activities included 157,804 total hours

Student Development and Enrollment Services

The Parent and Family Fund awarded 21 grants totaling $100,000 to benefit 19 SDES departments in funding a range of programs and events designed to positively impact student success and engagement at UCF.

Student Development and Enrollment Services

Knights Give Back, an annual day of volunteer service in Central Florida, celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Student Development and Enrollment Services

On March 31, the Student Success Collaborative Campus (SSCC) launched a celebration to announce the new tool to help monitor and improve student success. UCF has partnered with the Education Advisory Board to implement SSCC.

Student Development and Enrollment Services

UCF was ranked one of the nation's healthiest colleges by Greatist.com for its athletic recreational and nutritional options.

Inclusive Education Services

Students in IES collectively completed 30 university courses

LEAD Scholars Academy

Six National Merit students are in LSA.

Undergraduate Admissions

Launched The Common App, an online tool to help students apply to college using a single application


Recreation and Wellness Center

UCF Kite-boarding Knights won the national championship in Cape Hatteras, NC and UCF's Wakeboarding team won its third national championship title in four years.

First Year Experience

The Orientation Team won third place in Song/Skit/Step/Dance Competition at the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop.

Social Justice and Advocacy

More than 500 students participated in 2016 Social Justice Week, a series of interactive events to bring awareness to social issues.

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Student Academic Resource Center

Recognized as one of the top 100 CLEP Test Centers in the nation for the 11th consecutive year

Transfer and Transition Services

Received the Statewide Exemplary Practices award by the Association of Florida Colleges, Student Development Commission

University Testing Center

Administered 13,693 institutional, state and national standardized tests

Social Justice and Advocacy

Total of 2,007 (including 14 Pride Chats) campus conversations on various social justice issues in 2016: Spring - 12 sessions with 700 in attendance, Summer - five sessions with 618 in attendance, Fall - 20 sessions with 689 in attendance

Career Services

612 students participated in the Lockheed Martin College Work Experience Program with more than $6 million earned.

SDES TRiO Programs

Awarded two Department of Education Talent Search grants totaling over $2M to support first generation and low-income students

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Four-year graduation rate is 10 points higher and the six-year graduation rate is 15 points higher than the UCF total graduation rates.


IN D IVID UA L AWARDS

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION Major achievements, accreditations, awards, and/or highly regarded activities of administrators, faculty members, and staff members.

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Michelle Ku, Esq., Assistant General Counsel for Student Legal Service

Certificate of Appreciation from Florida Supreme Court’s Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity for her 2014-2016 appointment

Paige Woods, Associate Director for the Office of First Year Experience

Received Regional Outstanding Orientation, Transition and Retention Professional award from the Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education

Dr. Michael Deichen, Executive Director for Student Health Services

Appointed President-Elect and Program Chair, Southern College Health Association

Dr. Thomas Hall, Director for Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs (AOD) within Student Health Services

Won Best Paper Award, International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health

Dr. Teresa MichaelsonChmelir, Associate Director for Counseling and Psychological Services

Voted as Treasurer of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Outreach

Dana Juntunen, Executive Director and Assistant Dean of Students

Appointed Association of Student Conduct Administration, Board of Directors


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Dr. Cyndia Morales Muñiz, Assistant Director, Multicultural Academic and Support Services

Received the 40 under 40 Award from the Orlando Business Journal

Edwanna Andrews, Director, Social Justice and Advocacy

Selected as an Advisory Council Member for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity

Dr. DeLaine Priest,

Appointed UCF Team Member University

Associate Vice President for Student Success

Innovation Alliance

Dr. Kerry Welch, Associate Vice President for Student Engagement and Leadership Development

Appointed to Editorial Board, Southern Association for College Affairs Journal

Haley Winston, Assistant Director for Office of Student Involvement

Appointed Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Lead Initiative Advisory Board

Dr. Chanda Torres, Assistant Vice President for Advising, Transfer and Career Services

Appointed to Frontier Set Network Advisory Group for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Lynn Hansen, Executive Director for Career Services

Voted in the Board of Directors Florida Career Centers Consortium Secretary

Melanie Brown, Coordinator for Career Services

Volunteered as a member of the Florida Association of Colleges and was named Employers Committee Chair

Katherine Torres, Student Assistant for Recreation and Wellness Center

Recognized as the Everyday Hero Award, Central Florida News 13

Natacha Jerome, Culture Director for Social Justice and Advocacy

Received the Founders’ Award for Exceptional Ability and Performance, College of Business Founder’s Day Convocation


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Dream Big: SDES Highlights 2015-16  

The Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services provides students with the opportunity to learn, lead, live and engage. We know...

Dream Big: SDES Highlights 2015-16  

The Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services provides students with the opportunity to learn, lead, live and engage. We know...

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