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Presidential Student Engagement Initiatives

The Presidential Initiatives to Increase Student Engagement, established in fall 2007, are among the many ways that Hunter College encourages and supports student engagement.

National research suggests that student success is inextricably linked to student engagement, the degree to which a student is intellectually involved within and beyond the classroom. This is confirmed by Hunter students, who have asked for more opportunities to interact with their Hunter faculty beyond the classroom. Each of the Presidential Initiatives to Increase Student Engagement is committed to enhancing student success by increasing opportunities for Hunter faculty to engage students beyond the confines of the classroom. Visit How to Apply for more information about the application process.

Co-curricular Activity Initiative

The Co-curricular Activity Initiative contributes funds to student-faculty activities that are related to faculty courses or their scholarship. Activities may include student-faculty lunches, receptions, seminars, award ceremonies, film screenings, colloquia, or field trips.

Student-Faculty Research Initiative

The Student-Faculty Research Initiative contributes funds in support of students who are participating in faculty research, scholarship, or creative projects. Hunter faculty may request up to $1,000 per student, per academic year (i.e., up to $500 per student, per semester).

Student Presentation Initiative

The Student Presentation Initiative contributes funds to offset some travel expenses for faculty-nominated students who will present their work at professional conferences that they attend with Hunter faculty, or to organize a faculty-sponsored, student-scholarship conference at Hunter College.