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Project Goal-Oriented African-American Males Excel (Project GAME)

Goal-Oriented African-American Males Excel (G.A.M.E.) is a six-credit, two-semester program for entering freshmen. It is designed to assist African-American males in their success at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) through academic, social and co-curricular activities. This year 20 students will be selected to participate in the program. Each participant is an incoming freshman who is selected based on high school GPA, ACT score, leadership potential, volunteer experience, and potential for success at SIUE. Please note that there is a $45 application fee due when the application is returned.

The Student Opportunities for Academic Results (SOAR) Office agrees to provide GAME participants:

  • An academic advisor to assist participants in selecting and registering for courses required for their selected major.
  • Tutorial support for most classes.
  • Supplemental instruction for specified courses.
  • Tickets and transportation to selected cultural events, free of charge.
  • Assistance with personal issues or challenges that may impede academic progress.
  •  Requests for mid-term reports from participants' professors regarding their academic progress during the seventh week of the semester.
  •  Reports of participants' academic progress to their parents.

Expectations For GAME participants:

  • Have consistent attendance and participation in every class.
  • Complete all homework assignments.
  •  Attend tutoring
  •  Attend assigned study sessions
  •  Make regular appointments with your advisor.
  •  Notify SOAR Office of any changes of address or phone number.
  • Give consent for academic progress reports from your instructors to be sent to the SOAR Office.
  •  Give consent for the SOAR Office to send your academic progress reports to your parents.
  •  IN-CLASS ATTIRE: Collared Shirts & No Hats
  •  A dark-colored (black, navy, etc.) blazer is required to be worn at professional/academic development events and activities.

For Parents of GAME Participants:

  •  Expect to receive academic progress reports from your son.
  •  If no progress reports are received, encourage your son to make contact with his instructor(s).
  •  Discuss progress reports with your son.

 Maintain contact with Program Director, Dr. Earleen Patterson (618) 650-3790.

Click HERE to access the GAME Application.

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