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Office For Student Success

Programs for Current Students

The Office for Student Success (OSS) provides students with enrichment, leadership, mentoring, and experiential learning opportunities. Click on the links below for more information about what OSS offers!

This Provost-funded research-mentoring program enables faculty and undergraduate students with similar interests (and from all disciplines) to collaborate on a research project throughout the academic year or summer. The program includes a series of enrichment workshops and an end-of-year showcase on each campus that recognizes all research initiatives through poster sessions. The two top pairs (one from each campus) will be selected by a team of faculty and administrators. Each winning pair will be awarded up to $2,000 if chosen to present their research together at conference in their field.

Pace Undergraduate Student Academic Conference Travel Fund for Joint Presentations with Faculty Mentors
This new, competitive fund is open to undergraduate students who have been accepted to present their research at a professional conference with their faculty mentor. To apply and be considered for up to $800 in reimbursement funds for a student travel, students/faculty can download the application here (PDF) and submit to Alec Koehler at at least one month before the conference for domestic travel and at least six weeks before the conference for international travel. Please note: Submitting an application will not guarantee funding, and acceptance does not guarantee an $800 grant. This is a reimbursement program for faculty and handled via the ChromeRiver application. All travel, lodging, etc. must be purchased upfront by the faculty sponsor, not students, and all subsequent receipts must be kept and submitted by the faculty sponsor.

Textbook Resources

Pace University is committed to providing students with textbook resources including:

  • Library Textbook Program: students may be able to find a copy of commonly used or expensive textbooks. Textbooks will vary per campus, so please check with the Library on your specific campus. 
  • Learning Center (formerly the Tutoring Center): Textbooks are available for tutoring purposes, but cannot be taken out of the Center 
  • Barnes and Noble Price Match: Pace's Bookstore will now match Amazon, and local competitors prices! For more info, visit the Pace University Online Bookstore​. About 80% of books are also available to rent at the bookstore on both campuses.
  • Barnes and Noble Textbook Scholarship: Each year, the Dean for Students Office provides 6 scholarships. Information is sent out to students in early August, so be sure to look at your Pace email frequently. 

Leadership Engagement Action Program (LEAP)
Students selected for this program will work with a LEAP Team Leader (a Pace staff member) who will support the engagement and co-curricular involvement of participants by taking them to programs and providing them with advising during their first year.

First-Gen Student Support
A first-generation college student can be described in many ways, but is traditionally defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree. About 1 in every 6 students nationally is considered first-generation. Both the New York City and Pleasantville Campuses offer various programs and support for first-generation college students. 

On the New York City campus, we provide networking and development events where students can meet other first-generation students, faculty, and staff, and learn about how various departments across campus can support them. These events include a First Generation Social in the beginning of each semester, and a series of events and campaigns leading up to National First Generation Day on November 8th of each year!

In Pleasantville, we offer a First-Generation Mentoring Program that pairs freshman first-generation students with Pace University staff/faculty mentors. Mentors and mentees meet on a monthly basis to provide support and guidance. Students are also given the opportunity to meet other first-generation students, and attend on-campus events and programs.

Prestigious Fellowships and Awards
The Office of Prestigious Fellowships and Awards aims to increase the awareness of prestigious scholarships and awards among the Pace community and increase the number of students who apply to and win these awards. Prestigious Fellowships and Awards concentrates solely on competitive, top-notch awards, such as the Truman, Goldwater, and Rhodes Scholarships. Students interested in Fulbright and Gilman Scholarships should contact Pace International for further information and advisement.

OSS collaborates with key University departments to coordinate the logistics of the commencement ceremonies each year.