About Humanities and Social Science Scholars Program

LEADS Institute logoThe Humanities and Social Science (HASS) Scholars Program is the inaugural student success program from the new LEADS Institute, an Academic Excellence and Leadership Accelerator, in the College of Arts and Science (CAS).

The HASS Scholars Program targets high-achieving first-year students from diverse backgrounds enrolling on the Oxford campus whose primary major will be in the humanities or social sciences. The goal of the HASS Scholars Program is to provide additional academic and personal support to ensure student success in CAS and Miami.

Through a series of intentional initiatives, HASS Scholars will work with the CAS Academic Diversity Officer & Student Diversity and Success Program Coordinator to expand and support the successful transition to college, including:

  • study, time management, and writing skills
  • academic coursework support
  • career and leadership development
  • degree planning

Program Features

  • Coaching and mentoring from the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
  • Mentoring from dedicated faculty, and upper-class peers
  • Meetings with and access to CAS Deans and other key leaders in the school
  • Pre-Fall Semester Program for entering first-year students
  • Academic success coaching, support services & programming
  • First Year Research Experience (FYRE) courses
  • HASS Scholars Living Learning Community (LLC)
  • Financial incentives
  • Career Preparedness & Leadership Development
  • Graduate & professional school preparation
  • Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction in Humanities & Social Science-related course work
  • Dedicated course advising
  • Intensive writing workshops
  • Diversity & Inclusion education


photo of Carolyn S. CraigCarolyn S. Craig, MBA, CDP, ACCQP

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, and Academic Diversity Officer
HASS Scholars Program Director
College of Arts & Science