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Mission Statement

Student Enrichment Program

The Student Enrichment Program provides services and a supportive environment to equip first generation, low income and students with disabilities with skills to be successful in college.  The purpose of this federally funded TRiO Student Support Service is to increase the retention and graduation rates of this student population.

 

 

Eligibility

Students may qualify for admission to the Student Enrichment Program in at least one of the following ways:

  • Be a “first-generation” college student. (Neither of your parents has a Bachelor’s degree)
  • Meet federal financial eligibility requirements.
  • Have a documented physical or learning disability.

 

SEP Services

What services are available?

SEP offers the following free services to its participants:

  • Academic advising for students as they proceed through the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC), choose a major and file a degree plan
  • Assistance working with various departments on campus to understand university policiesand procedures
  • Support advising for personal concerns and career goal setting and post baccalaureate opportunities
  • Individualized instruction with professional staff in reading, speech, study skills, writing and critical thinking skills
  • Summer Bridge program orienting new students to a successful life at WOU (2 credits)
  • Supplemental grant aid to eligible participants
  • Panel programs or regional graduate school visits each term
  • Seminars on topics of interest to students, such as: study skills, stress management, campus and community resources, time management, deciding on a major, financial aid, scholarship research, graduation requirements, study abroad opportunities, etc.
  • Admission to cultural enrichment activities to help students broaden their awareness and get to know other students
  • Availability of textbooks, laptop, voice recorders, graphing calculators, resource materials, and a lending library for checkout to participants
  • Organized social programs to promote interaction among SEP participants

 

FAQ

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What is SEP?

The Student Enrichment Program provides services and a supportive environment to equip first generation, low income and students with disabilities with skills to be successful in college.  The purpose of this federally funded TRiO Student Support Service is to increase the retention and graduation rates of this student population.

 

Where can I find the application?

click here

 

When is the due date?

We do not have a deadline. You may apply anytime of the year.

 

What if I only meet one of the eligibility requirements?

Apply! Each application goes though a review process to determine eligibility and need.

 

Do I have to be admitted to WOU before I apply for SEP?

No, you may apply anytime.

 

I’m a transfer student. Can I apply?

Yes!

 

How long does it take to get a decision about my acceptance?

Our program is limited to the amount of students we can serve. We may put you on a wait list if we are at capacity.

 

I’m accepted! What do I have to do?

Set up an appointment with your advisor for an intake meeting by calling our main office line at 503-838-8550.

 

What happens if I’m put on the wait list?

We will notify you if we have an opening. Don’t forget to check in and let us know you are still interested.

 

Do I have to take SEP classes?

Yes

  • Yes- if you are a 1st year freshman.
  • Yes- if you are a transfer student

 

 

Contact Information

Office location

The SEP Office is located at the middle of the 154 acre campus on Church Street, behind Todd Hall in the Advising Center.

 

Student Enrichment Program

Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, Oregon 97361

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SEP E-mail and phone number

E-mail: sep@wou.edu
Phone: 503.838.8550 (TTY Accessible)
Fax: 503.838.8028

 

CONTACT US

Student Enrichment Program

(503) 838-8550 | or e-mail: sep@wou.edu | Location: Advising Center