TOP's Mission

Provide services to Oregon Tech's Student Support Services (SSS) eligible participants to significantly increase their academic achievement, retention, and graduation rates.

This Student Support Services Project is federally funded at $294,380 annually. Our objectives for the 2020-2025 grant cycle are:

  1. Eight-one percent (81%) of participants served by the SSS Project will persist from one academic year to beginning of the next academic year or graduate.
  2. Ninety-one percent (91%) of all enrolled participants served will meet the performance level required to stay in good academic standing at Oregon Tech (2.0 cumulative Oregon Tech GPA)
  3. Fifty-one percent (51%) of new participants served each year graduated within six years.

TOP Services 

  • Comprehensive one-on-one academic, personal, and career advising.
  • One-on-one and small group tutoring services in conjunction with the Tutoring Center.
  • Varied workshops covering test-taking strategies, study skills, career selection, time management, money issues, etc.
  • Student Success Seminars (ACAD 207) specifically designed for TOP students.
  • Development of academic and personal goals.
  • Regular meetings/ongoing support with an Academic Specialist.
  • Midterm assessments completed each term by all TOP participants in their first year.
  • September Bridge Orientation to College Program for Residence Hall students.
  • Limited grant funding for qualified students.
  • Financial literacy skill development.
  • Comprehensive assessments (study skills inventory)
  • Development of Personal Success Plan
  • Orientation sessions to TOP Program
  • Study Lounge
  • Support with verifying a major, career exploration
  • Sense of community
  • Sense of academic competence