Sponsored by the Office of Multi-Cultural Student Affairs (MCSA), the Paving the Way: Each One, Reach One Pre-Orientation encourages all entering students to participate in this program, although its primary focus is to assist traditionally under-represented student populations in transitioning to the academic, cultural, and social climate at Denison University.
This program begins three days before August Orientation and extends throughout the academic year. Sessions address academic success, ethnic and cultural identities, personal development and an exploration of resources to build stronger relationships with Denison University.
Over the summer, I was mailed a booklet that contained all first-year programs, including the pre-orientation programs that Denison offers. At first, I thought to myself, why would I want to get to college sooner? Why do I want to rush myself into this pool of bigger and scarier fish? All of these questions ran through my mind. However, there were certain pros that outweighed all of the cons. I would be able to settle into my residence hall before the entire campus arrives, I would be able to choose my side of the room first and I would get to meet new people.
The Office of Multi-Cultural Student Affairs would like to formally congratulate the 2014-2015 Paving the Way: Each One, Reach One Pre-Orientation Staff. Find the staff names below.
Office Liaison and Assessment Coordinator:
*Not pictured: Gabrielle Rickle, Marissa Gilbert, Jonathan Vega