Student Success

We work directly with undergraduate and graduate students and their families to promote personal growth and academic achievement.


The Student Success portfolio assists students in crafting a holistic, personal experience spanning their tenure at Rensselaer. By creating connections between student aspirations and the wealth of available opportunities and services, the Success Team fosters full engagement with Rensselaer and beyond.  As a keystone in CLASS (Clustered Learning, Advocacy, and Support for Students), Student Success collaborations span across Institute divisions and the five schools.

Major areas of the Student Success portfolio include the Undergraduate Class Deans, First-Year Experience (including Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond programs), parent and family programs, the Graduate Student Experience, supporting underrepresented students, and the Archer Center for Student Leadership Development.

Additionally, Student Success manages RPI policies and procedures in regards to excused absences, leaves of absence, withdrawals, and readmission.