Imagine, Inspire, Impact
The Momentum Program works with students throughout their first year and sophomore year in attaining their academic and professional goals, career and graduate school preparation, financial literacy, cultural enrichment, leadership development, and community. Momentum connects students with faculty, professional staff, administrators, and alumni who have been or would have been in the Momentum program and who understand what Momentum students need. Momentum students are agents of change working toward equity, social justice, and peacemaking.
- Learn how college works and how to make it work for you
- Gain support for academic, personal, and professional goals/aspirations
- Connect with a team of Kinesis, peer academic advisors made up of upperclassmen in the Momentum Program, who have shared your experiences
- Receive coaching for building your strengths and finding your purpose as a leader
- Experience unique opportunities to give back and contribute to the campus and local community
The program is called Momentum because the purpose is to help students build momentum toward their experience in college life. The program establishes a momentum students will maintain throughout their time at Elizabethtown College. Momentum is designed to prepare students for college, assisting them in an effort to get the most from their education, and become an integral part of the community. The Momentum program is a stimulus for students to become energized about Elizabethtown College and help them maintain this energy, motion, activity throughout their college experience.
Each Momentum student is assigned a Kinesis Peer Academic Advisor, an upperclassman who is majoring and/or minoring in a similar academic program. This student advisor learns to know new Momentum students, understand their academic goals and personal ambitions, and is with the First Year and Sophomore Momentum student every step of their academic journey, their “go to” person.
It is optional to live in a residence hall specifically for Momentum students with private and group study rooms, community lounges, and programming establishing a sense of community, advocacy, and support through the Momentum Society and the Elizabethtown College Pi Chapter of the national honors society Alpha, Alpha, Alpha (Tri-Alpha).
Momentum is a voluntary program at no cost to the student. Invitations are extended to first generation college students (meaning the family is unfamiliar with the college experience), including ALANA students (meaning African American, Latin American, Asian American, Native American), who meet financial eligibility.