First Year Elevate

Illinois Tech is committed to empowering students to make a successful transition from high school to college by providing a framework through which each student is able to find their support network within the Illinois Tech community, to maximize the use of all resources the university has to offer, to develop a deeper sense of self-awareness and self-efficacy in order to make highly impactful life decisions, and to create a highly individualized plan to realize their desired college experience.

Using a combination of individual, group, and whole-group supports, the First-Year Elevate (FYE) consists of a bi-weekly emails and events addressing topics that are relevant to students during both their first year of college and a first-year mentorship program.

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Elevate Survey

This form’s aim is to better understand the student’s viewpoint of the Elevate Program. Please feel free to share your honest feedback while completing this form. As this form’s purpose is to help make your undergraduate or graduate experience better at Illinois …

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Leadership Opportunities

Interested in leadership experiences? Want to make a difference by volunteering? Check out the Leadership Opportunities page for ways to get involved!

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Edge Award Policy and Procedure

When students participate in an Elevate experience, the Edge Award is a financial resource used to help pay for experience-related costs at the time of a student’s choosing. To use the Edge Award, students must submit an Edge Award request …

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