Welcome to EHS 120
"The University Experience" EHS 120 is designed to assist new
students at Bradley University get acclimated. It is a course that will provide students
with opportunities to interact with other new students, discuss challenging transitional issues, and learn about the myriad of resources and services at Bradley University.
EHS 120 also helps students form a relationship with Bradley faculty and upperclass student co-instructors. They will offer information about academic success, the history of Bradley University, the fraternity/sorority life, health services, and registering for next semester.
What is EHS 120 all about?
The "University Experience" EHS 120 follows a common core of topics that include appreciation of diversity, issues of human sexuality, substance abuse, time management, study skills, and campus resources for student support and success. The course also includes a volunteer or community service opportunity within the Peoria area. EHS 120 requires class attendance and participation, successful completion of assignments including any papers and/or projects, completion of out-of-class requirements and activities, and attendance at out-of-class presentations.
The "University Experience" has been studied to measure its effect on first-year college students. These studies show that students who take EHS 120 are more likely to persist and graduate than students who do not take the course. Students who successfully complete the one hour course also have higher first year GPAs than students who do not take the course.
Why EHS 120?
At Bradley University you will encounter people with different backgrounds, ideas, and values. EHS 120 will encourage you to appreciate and respect this diversity and will give you the opportnity to express your viewpoints as well as listen to others. We realize that you are making a major life adjustment by coming to college. EHS 120 will help you deal effectively with the many personal challenges you will face involving personal freedom and responsibility. Understanding the purpose for higher education, clarifying your values, and gaining a greater appreciation for cultural, personal, and racial diversity are key goals in EHS 120.
Provide opportunities and services for students to assist with the successful
development and realization for their educational goals.
Contribute to increased student retention through enhanced student satisfaction with the Institution.
Assist students' understanding of the maturation changes they will experience and the roles they will assume as students.
Assist students with identification and clarification of personal values, especially those related to scholarship and lifelong learning.
Expose students to life-enriching educational activities, programs and opportunities available at the University.
What Freshmen say about EHS 120...
"A credit hour for a fun and interesting class."
"Anytime I really need to know something, I can e-mail my instructor and he/she will help me find an answer to my question."
"The course helped me to manage time and to have good academic, social, physical and emotional balance."
"It was useful to learn the general perspective of other students. It's always nice to know that you are not alone in some of your thoughts and beliefs."
"EHS 120 helped me the most during the first few weeks of school when I was still trying to adjust to being at Bradley."
"EHS 120 went beyond my expectations."
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