• Students smiling and eating pizza during an Alpha event
  • Director Walter Malone posing for a photo with two scholarship winners. All three people are smiling.
  • A student taking notes during a lecture. Other students are present, but out of focus.

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The Alpha Program is designed to guide first-year students in developing skills, behaviors and attitudes that leads to college success. The Office of Admissions admits students to the Alpha Program who are able to thrive with the opportunity and support that the program provides. Upon enrolling at Western, first-year Alpha students become part of a community of fellow Alpha students, upper class Alpha student mentors and supportive faculty and staff.