Student Enrichment Program

Shoulder Lean

The Student Enrichment Program (SEP) in the College of Liberal Arts at Morgan State University works with at-risk students in the freshman and sophomore years to help ensure their persistence in college, maximize their chances for success at Morgan and encourage and facilitate their performance at the highest level. The program attempts to increase proactive and active student involvement in learning both inside and outside the classroom, to assist students in making a smooth transition into the college culture and to help student take full responsibility for learning. It provides assistance, support, guidance, encouragement, incentives and rewards for student s facing academic challenges in their studies at the University. It aims not only to retain students in good academic standing, but also, to enable and encourage them to reach their maximal academic potential. It attempts to be a shoulder for them to lean on during their freshman and sophomore years, but not a crutch for them to depend on beyond those years.


The Student Enrichment Program attempts to instill in students a commitment to the following values:

  • Responsibility and Accountability: being held accountable for knowing and fulfilling graduation requirements, monitoring their own progress toward meeting those requirements, and knowing and observing academic policies and procedures
  • Investment: investing the time and resources necessary to get a good education
  • Improvement: improving their level of performance continuously
  • Priorities: making getting a good education a priority
  • Good Habits: developing and practicing of good habits of discipline, courtesy, civility and academic decorum
  • Proficiency: gaining and maintaining proficiency in the skills that are a gateway to success in their studies
  • Involvement in Learning: being extensively involved or engaged in learning, both inside and outside the classroom
  • Community:  being good citizens of the academic community, inclusive of communicating and working well with faculty and pears
  • Self-Confidence:  believing in one's ability to achieve
  • Pro-activism and Initiative:  developing and practicing of the habit of setting, designing a plan for achieving, and achieving goals
  • Leadership:  realizing and tapping into the potential to take charge and guide others