Emory University launched the Second Year at Emory (SYE) program in the fall
of 2004, designed to meet the unique needs of sophomores on campus and
to continue the efforts or our first-year program. Second-year students
are required to live on campus and may live in Alabama Hall, Clairmont Tower Apartments, Clifton Tower, Theme Houses, Trimble Hall, the Complex, or Woodruf Residential Center. Sophomore Advisors and second-year students in Greek housing are also included in SYE. Second-year students from every residence hall are welcome to participate
in SYE events.
Research shows that second-year students
can feel less connected
to the university than at any other time in their academic career. At Emory,
we have the First Year at Emory program for freshmen, as juniors many students
study abroad, and there are a number of programs that are developed and planned
to comprise the senior experience. Clearly, the second-year students are
in need of a specialized program. Through SYE, Emory University wants our second-year students to know we have their specific needs in mind.
The Second Year at Emory Program builds
on the experiences of students from their first year. It is designed to
help sophomores value their own
and goal-setting processes, and to be able to make informed, positive
decisions about their own lives.