First Year Experience (FYE)
The First Year Experience (FYE) was formed in response to the great need for new students to become fully connected and active members of the Anderson University community. We understand by providing new students with a cohort-based experience that focuses on connection with peers, a faculty mentor, and institutional resources throughout the first year, the success rate of students persisting to their sophomore year will improve.
The FYE program consists of SOAR, orientation, two academic courses, and a mentoring program. All freshmen are placed into a mentor group with 15-17 other freshmen. Each mentor group is led by a faculty mentor and a peer mentor. The mentors teach their group in the fall First Year Seminar course and work throughout the entire year to help freshmen have the most successful year possible. During second semester mentor groups take Critical Thinking Seminar as a group.