First Year Student Success Program


FYSSP Logo The First Year Student Success Program is designed to acquaint first-year students with the college experience and the Sweet Briar College community. 

Students will engage in energizing seminars and activities that will refine the skills necessary for achieving academic success and flourishing personally. Current Sweet Briar students will serve as peer mentors and will share their deep knowledge and experiences within the Sweet Briar community.

The program is designed to provide support to any student who identifies as any of the following:

  • First-generation students- the first in their family to complete a four-year college degree.
  • Students of color
  • Neurodivergent
  • Pell- Eligible 

Participation in the program is VOLUNTARY. The hope is that this program will continue to build and be an integral part of Sweet Briar in the years to come.

FYYSP students at downtown Lynchburg event.

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