Counselors and members of the National Society of Black Engineers at the Tiger Excellence Program

Student Excellence Programs


Providing increased access to Auburn University for prospective students and current students while enhancing our support for academic success to members of our community.

Informing underrepresented students about resources to help them succeed and excel at Auburn University.

Student Excellence Programs (SEP) foster an inclusive academic environment for prospective and current students at Auburn University. SEP serves as a resource for all students with the following goals and activities:

  • Implementing best practices for recruiting and retaining underrepresented students from diverse backgrounds
  • Providing underrepresented students with information about financial aid, scholarships and fellowships, careers, tutoring, mentoring, and other success strategy skills
  • Bridging the gap between international and domestic students
  • Increasing access to Auburn University for prospective and current students while enhancing support for academic success to members of the community
  • Informing underrepresented students about resources to help them succeed and excel at Auburn University
Faculty and students pose at the Women’s Leadership Conference

SEP Programs Include

Summer Enrichment
Experience (SEE)

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SEE is an intensive, four-week summer program for incoming Auburn University freshmen. The program will be staffed by mathematics and English faculty, graduate teaching assistants, counselors and academic advisors.

The aim of the program is to:

  • Increase students’ mathematics and English skills
  • Expose students to the eight participating schools and colleges
  • Develop students’ study and time management skills
  • Introduce students to a network of faculty staff and fellow minority students

To be eligible for this program, applicants must:

  • Be admitted to Auburn University’s main campus for upcoming fall semester.
  • Plan to major in one of the eight colleges and schools sponsoring the program (colleges of Agriculture; Architecture, Design and Construction; Business; Education; Human Sciences; Liberal Arts; and the schools of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, and Nursing).

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Provost Leadership
Undergraduate Scholarship (PLUS)

The PLUS program was instituted in 2006 to increase diversity among the undergraduate student population at Auburn University, with an emphasis on students from under served populations. The program assists over 150 students per year financially, academically, and socially to ensure that they are successful at Auburn University.

  • PLUS Scholarships – PLUS scholarships are awarded in the amount of $2,000 per academic year and are renewable for four years.
  • PLUS Retention Program – PLUS Scholars participate in mentoring and tutoring activities, as well as workshops and monthly group meetings.
  • PLUS Study Abroad – Each year, ten incoming PLUS freshmen travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands to live and learn in an intercultural setting while taking the course “Explore Sustainability and Marine Science in an Island Environment.”
  • Apply for PLUS – Complete the PLUS application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM).

Tiger Retreat

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The Office of Inclusion and Diversity’s (OID) Tiger Retreat is a two-day experience designed to introduce incoming multicultural, diverse, and first-generation college students to the academic, cultural and social community at Auburn University. Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about navigating through college while also engaging directly with student leaders from the Auburn American Indian Association, African Student Organization, Black Student Union, Latino Student Association, Student Government Association, and many more!

Parents and family members will also receive vital information about assisting with the transition to college. By the end of the Tiger Retreat experience, everyone will have a greater sense of community at Auburn University, and will find a place to call home at OID.

War Eagle
Scholars Day

War Eagle Scholars Day is one-day program designed to enhance the diversity of the undergraduate community at Auburn. Academically talented high school seniors who identify as Black, American Indian, Latin, Asian American, low income or rural students, first generation or from other historically underrepresented populations are invited to attend the program.

War Eagle Scholars Day offers students and their parents an opportunity to gain valuable first-hand knowledge from University officials and student leaders about academic programs, admissions requirements, scholarship opportunities, and financial aid. This program is invitation-only. If you have not been invited and feel you meet our criteria, please contact us at (334)844-4184.

Academic Excellence
3.0 Ceremony

The OID Academic Excellence 3.0 Ceremony honors current Auburn Tigers who are first-generation or from diverse and multicultural backgrounds who have obtained a 3.0 or higher during their academic tenure. Families are invited to celebrate the achievements of their students. Graduating seniors also receive a special honor during the ceremony.

The Auburn University College Preparation Summer Academy (AUCPSA)

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In an effort to increase diversity among the undergraduate student population, Auburn University has created the College Preparation Summer Academy (AUCPSA) Program. AUCPSA is a two-week high school academy for those entering the 12th grade. Camp activities focus around academic course work, campus life experience, and other college readiness activities. The goal of the program is for participants to have a clear road-map for admission and successfully study at Auburn University.

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Diversity Student Ambassadors

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 The Auburn University Diversity Student Ambassador Program is for students that are dedicated to serving and representing the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, its programs, and its mission. Diversity Student Ambassadors selected will help host official functions, VIP events, and act as student liaisons to various communities/units the office serves.