Our Mission Statement

Through the First-Year Experience program, College of the Sequoias aspires to create learning environments that both challenge and support first-year students.   The goal is to ease the transition to college for first year students, to help them succeed in college and to provide encouragement to stay in college.

By promoting access, success, and retention, the First-Year Experience program desires to help participating students:

  • develop intellectual and academic competence;
  • develop personal identity;
  • decide on or achieve clarity about a career goal;
  • maintain personal health and wellness;
  • create a sense of personal value for each student;
  • consider, examine or internalize what they believe and value;
  • develop multicultural awareness and learn to tolerate, affirm and appreciate differences among people;
  • develop civic responsibility as a responsible citizen; and
  • create a sense of community and connectedness to the college.


Through this program and its components, College of the Sequoias accepts the responsibility of being more accountable for student success in their first year, and towards successful completion or transfer.


Last Updated: 9/19/2012 9:30 AM