College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
NSO Staff New Student Programs

Location: North Administration Bldg (2A), Room 208

Phone: (718) 982.2529
          (718) 982.2596



New Student Programs (NSP)

Location: North Administration Building (2A), Room 208
Phone: (718) 982.2529 / (718) 982.2596

Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 5pm
Thursdays from 9am to 7pm (during the fall and spring semesters)

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The mission of New Student Programs (NSP) is to facilitate the transitions of new students (freshmen and transfer) into the CSI community, prepare students for CSI’s educational opportunities and student responsibilities, initiate the integration of new students into the intellectual, cultural, and social climate of CSI, and support new students on their journey to CSI. Through the intentional interaction of new students, current students, faculty and staff, combined with specific programmatic elements, NSP’s goals aim for students to develop an understanding and appreciation of the academic policies and values of CSI, the developmental and social opportunities available on campus, knowledge of campus and community resources, and to recognize and celebrate diversity. The purpose of NSP is the successful development of undergraduate students, with a concentration on first-year students, with the intent of lasting beyond the present moment. Its utility is also to introduce a more vibrant undergraduate environment by delivering better services, programs and connections to support our mission.

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NSP is dedicated to assisting and supporting new students through transitional issues that may occur in the first year of college at CSI. The services include: providing new student (freshman and transfer) orientation programs prior to the beginning of each semester, planning Freshman Convocation, and coordinating the CLUE (College Life Unit Experience) Program. The CLUE Program consists of workshops and programs geared to help students learn more about CSI and themselves through our Co-Curricular and Personal Growth programs.

The NSP Unit also maintains an Information Center for new and prospective students and coordinates the New Student Mentoring Program, which provides peer-to-peer mentoring on a variety of first-year initiatives, including supporting first year students who are on, or at risk of academic probation. It also maintains records on all CLUE program activities and monitors students’ progress toward meeting the college’s new student orientation degree requirement. The NSP Unit also coordinates the New Student Orientation Leadership Program, training current CSI students to serve as role models for incoming students during the orientation process. Moreover, the NSP Unit is also responsible for planning and implementing comprehensive programs for the College’s Pluralism & Diversity Program.