Academic Success Packs

A project by: Zoranna Jones

pledged of $10,000 target
Help new TCU students become academically successful by providing "Academic Success Packs"

A short summary of your project

We are raising money to provide "academic success packs" to provide to our first year students in the Intro to University Life course. This course is an academic success seminar and the goal is to provide the actual tools along with the stated tools to promote their success. This plan will include planners and other study materials along with study tips that students will find helpful.

Who are you?

I am Zoranna Jones, Assistant Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary studies, and one of my most important roles, and most rewarding, is managing the Intro to University Life course (UNLF). I have partnered with my colleague, Cedric James, Assistant Director of the Idea Factory to come up with a creative and useful way to support student success.

Your story

This year we have a record number of students enrolled in Intro to University Life (UNLF) which allows us to have a larger reach to support students during an unusual year. In this course we help students transition into college by exploring themes around time and stress management and thinking, learning, and studying in college. These “academic success packs” will accompany a curriculum designed to provide the tools and tips for student success by arming them with items that they can use inside and outside the classroom. Your support of this initiative is supporting the academic success of our students. Here is your opportunity to support and give to our future!

Where will the money go? 

• These funds will help us to purchase items and distribute these study packs for incoming freshmen in the Intro to University Life course. 

• The packs will include items such as planners, pens, highlighters along with some tried and true study tips to help promote student success. 

• Once we have received the minimum funds needed we will begin the purchase of the items that will be packaged and distributed. 

• Our goal is to distribute these prior to going into final exams at the end of the semester 

• With bulk purchases we can produce each package for about $8 per student for over 1300 students this year.


Help us succeed!

  • You don't need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, etc. 
  • And we know we said you don't need to give money to help us, but we'd love it if you did! Please support us and help make this happen.