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Fulfilling Lives. Meaningful Work. Responsible Citizenship.

These are the hallmarks of the mission of the University of Mount Union, and everyone who works here strives to help students reach these goals by supporting their success during their time at the university. Student success, in all of its manifestations and facets, is really what we are all working toward, including persistence, retention, and graduation.

To that end, a University Retention Committee has been created to focus on the implementation of the University Retention Plan. This group works the retention plan itself, assesses progress on goals, updates the plan as necessary, and works to communicate with the UMU community about student success and retention. 

To learn more about the work toward increased Student Success and Retention, visit our Student Success and Retention Hub*!

*Requires access to Mount Union's student, faculty, and staff portal

Student Success and Retention Resources

View the retention postcard here.

Barriers of Success

There is an increasing number of students who do not purchase textbooks or other course materials because of financial strain, despite knowing that there may be (and often is) a detrimental effect in their grades. (VitalSource, 2017; Senack, 2014)

• Faculty: Find out EARLY if students have the materials needed for your class AND check back in to make sure they’ve resolved this situation.

• Check out the Student Success and Retention site for more information about the financial help students can get with books and more!