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The Office of Student Support Initiatives provides support services for students who have been re-admitted after being away from the college for at least a year and are returning on academic probation, students in the 24-Credit Hour Program and students who are part of the Student Taking Effective Pathways to Success (STEPS) Program.

The Office provides a holistic, seamless approach to students in the areas of academic, financial and personal advising. Also, students are assisted in locating financial aid sources and scholarships; information about carer options; and workshops designed to meet the specific needs of SUNY Orange students.

All students have Individualized Support Plans developed by the advisor and students based on individual needs. Students meet regularly with their advisor to ensure the plan is being followed and needs are being met.

Student Support Initiatives Staff track the success of the students through grades review, degree audits and mid-semester reporting.


Mission Statement

The mission of our Student Support Initiative Program (SSIP) is to provide under-represented, low-income, first generation, students with disabilities, students without a high school diploma and readmitted students on academic probation who have academic need with an equal opportunity to achieve a college education.


Vision Statement

We envision a future where college retention and graduation numbers for low-income, first generation college students, and students with disabilities, are equal to those for college students coming from more privileged backgrounds.


Goal Statement

Our goal is to ensure that these students stay in college and graduate. We do this by providing holistic academic and personal support services that address their significant needs which night otherwise prevent their success.