SIS: Student Intervention Services (http://success.emory.edu/sis/index.html)
One of 10 SIS team members is always on-call, day and night, by phone or email. SIS Team members coordinate the university’s response for students in acute distress and facilitates their access to resources and support.
An extreme example of acute distress would be a student experiencing deep depression or thoughts of suicide. Students in such circumstances – or someone who is aware of the situation – should immediately contact the SIS Team.
SIS also assists students with less-urgent challenges, including short-term financial emergencies, academic challenges, transportation needs, homelessness, personal relationships, and a range of other issues.
1915 Scholars Program (http://www.emory.edu/CAMPUS_LIFE/initiatives/scholarships_and_awards/1915_scholars.html)
Providing academic and social support for Emory’s first-generation college students, the program assigns each scholar to a mentoring team that includes a student peer, Campus Life staff members across several disciplines, and an Emory alumnus. Scholars also receive specialized orientation activities, academic workshops, community-building events, and information sessions on available resources.
Emory Advantage (http://www.studentaid.emory.edu/types/grant-schol/emory-advantage.html)
Providing financial aid to students whose families have incomes of less than $100,00, this program helps to make an Emory education more affordable for them.
Student Success works with a coalition of 36 colleges and universities that partner with QuestBridge, a national nonprofit organization that connects talented students from low-income backgrounds to four-year scholarship opportunities with member institutions.
The Gates Millennium Scholars (http://gmsp.org/publicweb/aboutus.aspx)
This initiative, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, provides financial support to outstanding racial and ethnic minority students to help them complete their undergraduate degree programs in any field they choose.
U.S. Military Veterans (http://www.emory.edu/home/life/veterans.html)
Student Success also helps the university to deliver services for Emory students who are military veterans.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) (http://apply.emory.edu/apply/undocumented.php)
Emory welcomes applications from undocumented students with DACA status granted by the federal government. Emory considers DACA students to be domestic students with the same eligibility for need-based financial aid as any U.S. citizen or permanent resident.