Welcome to the First-Year Experience Course Guide. This guide is designed to familiarize first-year students with all the Success Services available for achievement in the FYE 100 course. Click on the purple tabs above or the links below for more information.
The First-Year Experience Program is designed to support first-year students as they transition to academic life at Defiance College. The program engages and encourages students to become active members of their new DC community by establishing college-level academic strategies, exposing them to academic and cocurricular opportunities, encouraging self-awareness, and introducing basic college research skills thus helping them become more involved and successful in their studies. FYE students work closely with faculty advisors to create an academic plan for their education and future. In addition, FYE students have peer leaders, who are assigned to their course cohort, and are available to answer questions and assist in acclimating to Defiance College.
FYE at Defiance College includes enrollment in a required College Engagement Seminar course, the utilization of peer leaders for each FYE 100 course section, participation in a Common Read with an annual author visit, and the completion of an Inquiry Research assignment tailored to the student's experiences.