A positive attitude toward your college or university
Students enroll in college for lots of different reasons. According to a recent national survey, the vast majority of students enroll in college to get a better job or ensure future financial success.
While you may be focused on your current classes, your major, and - eventually - that job, don’t forget that your college or university is here to help. College provides a host of benefits beyond just getting a degree. Make sure to ask, pursue, and enjoy those opportunities while you can.
I'm going to college. I don't care if it ruins my career.
I'd rather be smart than a movie star.
How can I improve my Institutional Commitment?
Resources at NCCU
Talking with your advisor and make sure you've got a good game plan for your enrollment here. If you're not excited about how this institution fits into your plans, your advisor can help.
Ask about a “peer mentor.” These are students just like you who have persisted, been successful, and can share what it’s like to overcome the initial hurdles of college.
Your school has more activities, clubs, and programs than you can possibly know. Participating in one is a great way to not just make friends, but also feel a little more involved in the campus community. They look good on your résumé, too!