The Institute for Student Success is responsible for developing persistence, self-awareness, and independence in all students as they work toward their academic and personal goals.

Institute Goals:

  • Lead campus-wide retention initiatives.
  • Develop and implement research-based retention strategies for the College.

  • Advance student agency, engagement, and autonomy.

  • Increases persistence and graduation rates for all Ursinus students across demographics and cohorts. 
  • Create efficiency and clarity for faculty, staff and students regarding the College’s student support services.


  • Sisters in spirit support group
    “Sisters in Spirit” is a spiritual formation and support group for women who wish to use spirituality as a resource for personal and communal transformation.
  • The entry to Ursinus College
    The newly established Ursinus Institute will assist students and provide retention research for other colleges.