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University of Connecticut - 2016

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Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

All entering freshmen and transfer students are given an orientation program before their first semester. Freshmen may take a 'University Learning Skills' course. The School offers more than 60 hours of individual and small group tutoring seesions each week. Upper classmen tutor all engineering students in math, science and upper divison engineering courses. Individual student honor societies conduct tutoring in their respective area. The Engineering Diversity Program provides support through the Minority Engineering Program and the Women in Engineering Program. A summer 'BRIDGE' program for underrepresented students is offered prior to the first semester of the freshmen year. Students need to apply and be accepted into the 'BRIDGE' program.

The University provides support through the following: Academic Achievement Center, Center for Students with Disabilities, Counseling Services, the African-American Cultural Center, Asian-American Cultural Center, Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, Women's Center, Rainbow Center, Quantitative Center, Writing Center, and the Veteran's Oasis. University Program for College Students with Learning Disabilities and the Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes. As students advance in their programs, the Center for Career Development and the School of Engineering assists them in obtaining a summer internships, a semester cooperative work experience and entry level positions.

Through the First Year Programs and Learning Communities office supports students through Living Learning Communities. The School of Engineering has three LLC programs: Engineering House, Eurotech House and Women in Math, Science and Engineering (WiMSE).