Committed to Achievement

The Commitment Program provides first-year students with a learning community that, through academic support, individualized advising, and service-learning opportunities, empowers them to work towards achieving their academic goals and to develop skills integral to academic success.

Since 1976, the program has provided academic support and individualized advising to motivated first-year students who demonstrate an engagement with their learning and the Regis community, a commitment to academic success and service, and a willingness to use university resources.

To accomplish our mission, the Program;

  • offers a series of courses designed to support students as they complete their first year of college.
  • provides a structured academic advising program based on individual student’s academic goals.
  • fosters a sense of community through shared learning and service experiences.
  • collaborates with university-wide support departments to connect students with resources critical to their success.
  • provides leadership and mentoring opportunities to undergraduates who wish to serve as peer mentors.

Commitment students are emerging learners, motivated not so much by grades as by curiosity and the belief that through dedication and hard work, one can improve. Flexible in their thinking, Commitment students reflect on their learning and work diligently to hone their skills and deepen their educational experiences. Students in the program choose to be members of a community of peers who share common values and support one another in their academic goals. They care about their communities and work to make a difference.

Students in the program demonstrate…

•an engagement with their learning and the Regis community.
•a commitment to academic success and service.
•a belief that through hard work and dedication one can improve.
•a willingness to use available resources.
•a dedication to their peers in the program.

Commitment Program Courses

Students enroll in a series of courses their first year designed to strengthen their academic skills, introduce them to the Jesuit mission, and guide them as they navigate the transition from high school to college. All program courses count toward graduation from Regis.

RCC 200A and RCC 200B: Writing Analytically
A year-long course, this writing-intensive seminar focuses on critical reading, thinking and writing, and serves as an orientation to college life.

LS 201 and LS 202: Critical Reading and Study Skills I & II
These one-credit courses focus on the development and mastery of skills related to comprehending and analyzing college-level texts. They also assist students in the development of effective study strategies.

LS 103: Math Learning Strategies
This optional one-credit course provides help for students with learning difficulties in the areas of mathematics and science. It emphasizes better self-understanding as learners in these disciplines and enables students to select and employ appropriate and effective learning/study strategies.

PC 232 and PC 233: In the Service of Others
In collaboration with the Center for Service Learning, this year-long course provides opportunities for students to experience, analyze, and reflect upon the intellectual and spiritual benefits of service.

Student Requirements

•Students must remain in the program for two semesters and make regular use of the program's support systems.

•Students must maintain satisfactory academic and behavioral standards, earning a C or better in all program courses.

•Students must abide by the Regis University Handbook of Student Conduct.

Regis University offers all of our students a broad range of resources that support academic success and excellence. Regis University offers a Writing Center, Tutoring Services, and Academic Success Workshops within our Learning Commons area. These services provide support in writing and a range of subjects through one-to-one and group sessions to promote student confidence and success. Click on the Academic Resources link below for more information and additional resources.

Academic Resources
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Contact the Commitment program if you have questions.