Academic Initiatives

Our academic initiatives are transformative, student-centered educational experiences that lead the way in the areas of residential student success, retention, community engagement and viability.

Nested within Residence Life and Student Housing, Academic Initiatives works to provide leadership for innovative programs through collaborative partnerships, detailed research, exceptional support services, and utilization of best practices. We are partners, collaborators, and innovators whose work promotes a student-centered approach to advance academics at SMU. Explore how we serve students through four key areas.