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Smart Start Program

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The Smart Start Program (SSP) is a retention initiative under The Office of Multicultural Student Services and its larger pillar of Community, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence. A proven and unique program that serves first-year, freshmen, first-generation WSU Students, Smart Start works from a one-of-a-kind foundation from which students can clearly identify growth needed to succeed and graduate. When you are selected for the program, your first-year experience is mentored by a Higher Education Professional who is knowledgeable of the highs and lows transitioning into a University, provides information on helpful resources relevant to each student, and monitors your academic performance. 

Student walking with retention counselor

Director, Steve Bischoff, Ph.D, (pictured right) walking with a Smart Start Scholar.

Students engaging in work

Students engaging in the AAPISC while being productive.

Student engaging in work

A student scrolling through their laptop in the CUB.


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Located on the 4th Floor of the Compton Union Building (CUB)

CUB 410  |  Phone: (509) 335-8187  |

 *At this time, our team is working remotely. Please contact us via email for any questions/inquiries.

Two students having a laugh in between study sessions.

A Smart Start Program student is conversing with a staff member