RISE Program
(Reaching Individual Success and Empowerment)


RISE Program (Reaching Individual Success and Empowerment)

Designed as an educational enhancement program that promotes academic success and personal growth for first-generation and traditionally underserved students. The RISE Program provides access to academic, social, cultural, and leadership opportunities that impact traditionally under represented student populations.


Program Benefits:

The program will provide exposure to academic, social, cultural and leadership opportunities. Upon completion of the program, students will have developed a personal statement, cover letter and resume. They will have an enhanced cultural competence and will receive a written letter of recommendation from one of the program administrators. Additionally, students will be guaranteed participation in the book loan program for the fall and spring semesters. 


Participation Criteria:

A) General Eligibility

  • Must be a First Generation College Student (Neither parent or guardian has completed a Bachelor’s Degree within the United States) and/or traditionally under-served students (low-income and/or minority students)
  • Must be a undergraduate student at FAU, with at least two semesters remaining

B) All applications are completed via OwlCentral. To sign-up, click on the link that applies to you:
New Applicants Only Apply Here  https://fau.collegiatelink.net/form/start/72760  
Returning Applicants Only Apply Here  https://fau.collegiatelink.net/form/start/85467

C) Complete requirements that fall under these three components:

  • Academics
  • Cultural Competency
  • Leadership

The deadline to complete the application is January 13.


The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs on our campuses can be found at the following location:
Boca Raton Campus: Student Union, Building 31, Room 206, (561) 297-3959


 Last Modified 1/9/17