Student Success Initiatives
Cougs Rise is an initiative of the Office of the Provost funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The program offers low-income and first-generation students from five Washington high schools college preparation programming and mentorship designed to boost their chances of earning a college degree. Up to 120 first-year students who are enrolled at WSU will take part in a summer bridge program designed to help them build a network of resources, develop a sense of belonging, engage in academic coursework, and participate in other high-impact practices that support long-term student success.
Cougs Rise participating high schools:
- Hudson’s Bay (Vancouver)
- Rogers (Spokane)
- University (Spokane Valley)
Cougs Rise is funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education totaling $3.9M over five years.
Ray Acuna-Luna, Project Director