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.

Registration opens Monday June 19 applications due by August 25

Participation Criteria:

  1. General Eligibility
    • Must be a First Generation College Student (Neither parent or guardian has completed a Bachelor’s Degree within the United States) and traditionally under-served students (low-income and/or minority students)
    • Must be a undergraduate student at FAU, with at least two semesters remaining
  2. All applications are completed via OwlCentral. To sign-up, click on the link that applies to you:
  3. Complete requirements that fall under these three components:
    • Academics
    • Cultural Competency
    • Leadership

Contact Information

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

 Last Modified 11/17/17