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Goal-Oriented African-American Males Excel (G.A.M.E.)


Goal-Oriented African-American Males Excel (G.A.M.E.) is a six-credit, two-semester academic program offered to an elite selection of 20 freshman men.  It is designed to assist African-American males in their success at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) through academic, social and co-curricular activities. 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. 

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.

The 2020/2021 GAME Application

**Please submit your application and materials in one of the following ways:

Apply online via this link: Click here to apply!


Fax: (618) 650-5338


Student Opportunities for Academic Results
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Campus Box 1641
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1641
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