The Office of Student Outreach and Retention (SOAR) is committed to supporting the college transition and persistence of first-time freshman. Through a mix of outreach campaigns and programs designed to strengthen personal resilience, SOAR equips students with the valuable skills and resources needed to overcome academic, social, and/or financial obstacles. SOAR partners with offices University-wide to deliver a host of retention-based initiatives to NJCU faculty, staff, students, and families.
Rising Knight Peer Mentoring (RKPM): New students are paired with experienced peer mentors who work to develop a supportive relationship with their mentee, helping them successfully navigate their first year at NJCU.
Financial Assistance: SOAR assists qualified students identify financial resources to help them fund their education.
One-on-one Personal Development Meetings: SOAR offers personalized one-on-one meetings with SOAR staff to offer guidance and advice to students on various college success topics.
Proactive Outreach: SOAR conducts outreach primarily through calling campaigns, designed and implemented around important university timelines and deadlines.
Parent and Family Communications: At the student’s request, SOAR staff members offer phone or in-person meetings with parents and family members to discuss student support resources and services and develop personalized student retention plans.
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