ELITE Program

ELITE

You Are Unique. Together We Are Strong. United We Are ELITE.

What is ELITE?

ELITE (Engagement and Leadership Initiative to Transition Effectively) is a unique program designed to enhance the personal and academic development of African-American students at Harper College.

Join the ELITE program to build a solid foundation for your own success in college and beyond:

  • Connect with other students and build relationships via Black Student Union, M.A.L.E. Institute or Sistertalk
  • Work with a personal academic counselor and faculty mentor to set goals and make a plan on how you can achieve them
  • Meet with a dedicated financial aid advisor to discuss your own financial situation and what your options are for funding your college career
  • Get help finding a job on campus

As a participant of the ELITE Program, good standing in the program is maintained if one completes the requirements listed below:

  • Be enrolled and successfully complete a minimum of 12 credits for the fall semester and a minimum of 12 credits for the spring semester
  • Enroll and complete one of the following courses during either the fall or spring semester: PSY 108, PSY 107, PSY 106 or CDV 110
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • Meet with your personal counselor once a month during  the entire program
  • Meet with your professional mentor a minimum of once a month during the entire program

 

All ELITE participants will attend the ELITE Orientation prior to the beginning of each fall semester at Harper College. The meeting will discuss what it means to be a part of the ELITE program on campus, outline how to be successful in the program and introduce you to a supportive community that is here to help you transition successfully from high school to college.

 

As a participant of the ELITE Program, good standing in the program is maintained if one completes the requirements listed below:

  • Be an active member of at least one of the following groups:  MALE Institute, Sister Talk for the Soul Empowerment Group or Black Student Union
  • Attend an on-campus job readiness class, workshop or counseling session if interested in student employment
  • Attend a minimum of one financial aid literacy information session in the first semester at Harper College
  • Participate in the ELITE Meal Plan

 

The End-of-Year Reception is a special celebration to recognize successful participants in the ELITE Program. Students in the program will have an opportunity to share their ELITE experience on a panel discussion to the Harper campus community.