Student Success Initiative

Every faculty and staff member across the Texas A&M University at Galveston campus is deeply invested in the success of our students. We as a community are working to strengthen the support we provide to ensure every student has the resources available to achieve their goals.

First Year Experience: Hullabaloo U    

A central component of the Student Success Initiative is implementation of a first year experience program. This program, Hullabaloo U, aims to provide all first year students the foundational skills needed to succeed. This is achieved through placement of each student in a Hullabaloo U course that aligns to five standard learning outcomes:

  • Community formation and sense of belonging
  • Increased awareness of campus resources
  • Development of skills to achieve personal and academic goals
  • Equipped to contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Build major commitment & define marketable skills
Click here to learn more about the Hullabaloo U program.

SSI Data    

As new initiatives are implemented to support student success, data will be a critical tool in assuring we are meeting the needs of our students. Our campus's retention and graduation rate will serve as the foundational metrics of our success as we strive to contribute toward the Provost's A&M-wide mandate to: 

  • Increase first year retention
  • Increase four year graduation rates
  • Increase six year graduation rates
  • Decrease achievement disparities whether ethnic, first-gen college student status, gender, or socioeconomic

Click here to learn more about our SSI metrics.

Additional Information    

As we work to develop and launch additional aspects of the Student Success Initiative, this page will be updated regularly to reflect the tremendous efforts being undertaken. If you have questions about any aspects of the SSI, please reach out to us at