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About Freshman Year Initiative

As CUNY’s first comprehensive learning community program, FYI has served Lehman students for 25 years. Our award-winning, nationally recognized program model has been adopted at other institutions within and outside of CUNY. Freshman Programs’s two-semester model offers first-year students a supportive structure that promotes an interdisciplinary curriculum, faculty collaboration, and peer support to foster a great sense of campus community and to establish a strong foundation that will ensure academic success.

Some key benefits of the program are:

  • Improving academic performance
  • Building skills that are essential for academic success
  • Providing a diverse interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Fostering student-faculty relationships
  • Keeping students well-grounded in campus activities
  • Teaching students how to utilize helpful campus resources
  • Raising overall student satisfaction