about ote

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orientation & transition experiences

About OTE

Vision

Our vision is to be innovative and responsive to the shifting needs of our students while being leaders in the field of orientation, transition and retention.

Mission

In an effort to support students’ unique transition to the U of M and their persistence to graduation, Orientation & Transition Experiences offers high quality, dynamic, experiences that cultivate community while empowering students to champion their development and leverage campus resources.

Goals

In connection with OTE’s mission and the University’s retention goals, OTE programs and experiences will support the student transition and sense of belonging by…

  • Helping students understand and thrive in their transition
  • Creating a welcoming environment
  • Communicating academic expectations and pathways
  • Sharing information about how to navigate resources
  • Fostering community development
  • Conveying the importance of student engagement
  • Connecting new students with peer leaders

Core Values

Belonging
Continually finding a sense of connection.

Collaboration 
Creating synergy through intentional partnerships.

Inclusion
Advocating for equity in our programs and on our campus.

Personal Growth
An ongoing process of self improvement and skill development.

Student Success 
Empowering students to thrive as they persist to graduation.

Points of Pride

2016

Communicators Forum, Maroon Award for Design, Poster 
2015-2016 Welcome Students Poster

Communicators Forum, Maroon Award for Design, Multi-Page Print
2015-2016 Gold Book: Your Guide to the First Year

 

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