Rally for academic success comes to campus

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Rally for a culture of academic success Oct. 17.

KALAMAZOO—A rally to encourage academic success and create a campus climate of committing to academics will take place at Western Michigan University from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Campus Flagpoles near the honors college. In the event of rain the rally will move indoors to the Bronco Mall in the Bernhard Center.

During the event, called Success is My Only Option, WMU staff and registered student organization leaders will distribute information about academic resources available to students. They will also ask students for a commitment to academic success by signing a Success is My Only Option banner and wearing a Success is My Only Option wristband.

Additionally, poets Gabriel Giron and Kirk Latimer from Kinetic Affect will perform from noon to 12:30 p.m., and free hot chocolate will be available.

The event is sponsored by the Young Black Males Support Network, the Center for Academic Success Programs, TRIO, the Office of Service-Learning, Exploratory Advising, the Western Student Association, the Division of Multicultural Affairs, and Student Activities and Leadership Programs.

For more information, contact Dr. Randy Ott, director of the Center for Academic Success Programs at (269) 387-4413 or randy.ott@wmich.edu.