Second Year Initiative

Fayetteville State University created the Second Year Initiative (SYI) to address your second year experience here at FSU. SYI efforts will navigate you through experiences associated with earning 31-59 credits which places you in the sophomore classification.

Sophomore includes any FSU student who 

  • Started at FSU as a first-time freshman
  • Has been enrolled at FSU for more than two semesters
  • Has earned fewer than 60 credit hours

Nationwide sophomores report on what is called the "sophomore slump" 1. FSU's SYI program is designed to provide you with tools, resources, and activities that will help you overcome the sophomore slump. Other SYI efforts will ease the transition from the structured programming from your freshmen year to a more independent style of programming that will guide you through experiences associated with the academic experience. https://www.aacu.org/sites/default/files/files/AM15/NationalResearchAndTrends_PowerPoint.pdf

Sophomores, remember to:

Ø  Engage with your faculty and departmental advisor

Ø  Utilize the Supplement Instruction Centers

Ø  Make the most of Chestnut library resources

Ø  Get involved in a student group

Ø  Obtain an internship

Ø  Get involved in undergraduate research and Explore Study Abroad opportunities

Contact: Leslie Tukes, Second Year Initiative Coordinator, HTC, Room 132A, 910-672-1119, ltukes@uncfsu.edu 



Upcoming Events

January: Is there a CURE for the Sophomore Slump? Explore time management and learn how to avoid burnout while finding ways to set SMART goals.  

February: Is it in the budget? Come participate in a hands-on activity that will set you in the right directions for life using one of the many budgeting tools.

March: Are you a Change Agent? Calling all sophomores! Learn about Student Leadership Programs and Study Abroad opportunities. 


Sophomore Celebration/Spirit Week-Spring 2021 Sophomore Celebration Week is designed to help you connect with University resources and to encourage you on your educational journey to graduation! Where Blue and White all week! FSU apparel can be purchased at the Bronco Spirit store

Halfway there Event-TBA Take a break to enjoy some games and music, Get information that will help you on your journey to graduation 

Major Fair-Spring 2021 Talk to Academic Departments, Get Information, Delcare Your Major

Student Organization Fair TBA Come check out student organizations that FSU has to offer  

Sophomore Service Saturday-TBA after Covid-19 restrictions are updated by the University and Governor of North Carolina

Sophomore Class Opening Luncheon-Fall 2021

Departmental Specific Programming

Broadwell College of Business and Economics

College of Education

College of Health, Science, and Technology

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online Degree Completion Programs (CRJC, PSYC, SOCI)