Goal 2
A relentless focus on student success

Momentum: The Strategic Plan for Adelphi University, 2015–2021

As we grow, Adelphi will continue to set the standard for committing to the individual student—and growing their intellectual curiosity, ability and potential—in order to produce generations of curious, compassionate, successful people.

Here is a sample of our key initiatives. / See some of our progress.

Achieve National Excellence in Student Support

Learn, Live and Lead in New York

Prepare Students for Careers and Lives of Purpose

Provide Financial Guidance and Increased Support for Students and Families

Engage in College Readiness

See some of our progress:

Adelphi Student Researches Molecule at NY’s Brookhaven National Laboratory
Our location in New York provides our students and faculty with exciting opportunities for hands-on learning at world-renowned research facilities like the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Chemistry professor Ivan Fabe Dempsey Hyatt, Ph.D., and his student Marly Medard headed to Brookhaven to work with scientists at the lab’s National Synchrotron Light Source II, where they analyzed a new compound Medard had synthesized in Dr. Hyatt’s lab.

› Read About Student Access to NSLS-II

Why Adelphi Is Gaining Broad Appeal Among International Students
The personal touch of the Adelphi University International (AUI) program makes students want to come and stay. Through our partnership with Shorelight, we are gaining enthusiastic students from four continents. Besides learning in classes, they are learning to ride the New York City subway, choose a minor and join restaurant tours in Harlem.

› Learn More About AUI’s Success

Adelphi Welcomes Largest Class Ever at Matriculation
News 12 Long Island and FiOS1 News covered the historic day. At its Matriculation ceremony on Sunday, August 28, 2016, Adelphi University welcomed more than 1,200 freshmen—its largest-ever incoming class, and its most diverse as well. This followed a listening tour and reformulation of strategy and goals by incoming President Christine M. Riordan.

› Meet the Historic Freshman Class

Following a Standout Fall Season, Adelphi Tied for First Place in the Northeast-10 Conference Presidents’ Cup Standings
Adelphi Panthers were the NE10 Champions in men’s soccer and women’s tennis and captured a pair of NE10 regular season titles in soccer this fall, picking up 29 points from its men’s and women’s soccer teams alone.

› Read About Adelphi’s Athletic Victories

Bridges to Adelphi Uses Grants to Help Students on the Autism Spectrum Get Involved and Get Hired
With grants from the Adelphi University Women’s Giving Circle, we are helping students on the Autism spectrum gain experience with volunteering on campus and landing jobs and internships. This ground breaking program helps students learn and experience college life while preparing for meaningful careers in their chosen fields.

› Learn How the Bridges Progam Meets Students’ Needs

Internships for Our Business Majors Are Up More Than 130 Percent—A Record High
In 2016, our Robert B. Willumstad School of Business placed 301 students in internships—a jump of more than 130 percent over 2015.

That means that about one-third of Adelphi’s undergraduate business students held internships at more than 200 organizations across Long Island, and we’re pushing for even more in New York City. Equally impressive is that 98 percent of the internships are paid.

› See What Our Business Students Are Doing

NYC Scholars Program Makes the City Its Classroom
Undergraduates can spend a semester living and learning in the greatest city in the world. The NYC Scholars Program gives students an opportunity to “live, learn and intern” in New York City for one semester of their Adelphi experience. In a study abroad model, students will live in Brooklyn Heights at St. George Towers, a staffed residence with scenic views of the city and 24-hour security.

› Learn About the NYC Scholars Program

Knowledge Is Power: Adelphi Boosts Career Development With Free Access to Lynda.com
Adelphi students, faculty and staff now have access to an extensive online library of instructional videos on all types of software and business skills, including Adobe Creative Suite, HTML coding and more. Each video features time-coded transcriptions, closed captions and smartphone compatibility, so students of any ability, on any schedule, can engage in learning opportunities.

› See How Lynda.com Lets Adelphi Keep Learning

Weekend Engagement Committee Established in Fall 2016 Indicates 4500 to 5000 Have Attended 173 Weekend Programs
This includes our innovative Go Gold! program to motivate student participation in events, activities and trips with a community engagement goal.

› Check Out the Go Gold! Program

Adelphi Live and Learn Community Is Established by Student Affairs
The Live and Learn Community allows students to participate in an extraordinary mix of in-classroom and in-community events in order to bring learning outside our campus and into our nearby towns, hospitals and volunteer centers.

97 Organizations Currently Engage With Our Jaggar Community Fellows Program
This is a large increase compared to 50 organizations last year. It means we have almost doubled participation in this important social engagement initiative. Students experience hands-on learning in hospitals, care centers and volunteer organizations across Long Island as Jaggar fellows.

› Explore the Jaggar Community Fellows Program

Three New Workshops Specifically Addressing International Careers and Internships Are Planned
This will be done in conjunction with the Office of International Student Services. Among new courses of study under consideration is the Global M.B.A., a course of study featuring international business problem solving offered in our New York City hub.