The goal of the Freshman and Transitional Initiatives at LSU is to increase the number of graduates from the College of Engineering. 

The program is designed to build a community of students, faculty and staff.  It is a formalized support system for students that increases student confidence, provides mentoring to K-20 population and develops teamwork and leadership skills for our students.

The average retention and graduation for students who participate in these programs is 9-10% higher than students who do not.  Check out our results here for freshmen programs and peer mentors.

Through this program, LSU's College of Engineering is involved in a number of outreach activities including "Project N'Jneer," a camp for middle school students, and "Geaux Hack," LSU's first creative coding event, a.k.a. a hackathon.

The Freshman and Transitional Initiatives program is supported by the National Science Foundation through STEP I and Ib grants and industry partners.