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We know that very talented and intelligent students can end up on Warning and Probation. Sometimes things get in the way of our ability to succeed. In Road to Resilience, we want to help you figure out what those “things” may be and how to best handle them.


The purpose of Road to Resilience is to provide students on Warning or Probation with a small group, supportive environment that encourages student success by:

  • Reaffirming student’s capacity for success
  • Providing space to allow for vulnerability
  • Dispelling myths that struggles aren’t part of successful stories

Students in Road to Resilience meet in a group on weekly basis to reflect on past habits, develop personal ownership over their personal and academic success, and strengthen academic skills while developing a community with their peers. Topics include: strengths and values, time management and procrastination, self-care, emotion regulation, gratitude, Growth Mindset, and more!

Road to Resilience is only open to students who are on Warning and Probation.


Students who participate in Road to Resilience are expected to participate in activities and group discussion once a week. Students’ consistent participation and attendance is critical to making the most of the program, and is considered a demonstration of their commitment to enhancing their academic performance.

Students in Road to Resilience will:

  • Make new connections with individuals and opportunities on campus that support their success
  • Develop personal ownership over their own Resilience
  • Identify strategies and services that will support the student in their success
  • Develop social and emotional skills
  • Engage in meaningful activities

Spring 2021 Dates & Times

  • Mondays, 3:30pm – 4:30pm. This group will be facilitated by Englann Taylor.
  • Wednesdays, 10:00am – 11:00am. This group will be facilitated by Dave DeVito, LCSW, MSW.
  • Thursdays 2:00pm – 3:00pm. This group will be facilitated by David Diaz.

Groups will begin no earlier than January 19th and will take place virtually via Zoom. The link to the meeting and your start date will be provided by the respective facilitator after registration.


If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact:

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Road to Resilience is supported through a partnership between Counseling & Psychological Services, Academic Advising Program, and Student Wellness.

Your first year at Carolina can prove to be challenging. If you are a rising second year student and have experienced academic challenges, Sophomore Summer may be a great opportunity to help you on your journey to Good Standing.

So, what is Sophomore Summer?
Sophomore Summer is a program for 20 rising second year students, like you, who are not in good standing upon completing their first academic year. Our goal is to provide support to identity and address challenges, as well as support to move forward, persist and thrive at Carolina. For Summer 2020, we will utilize Zoom and other virtual resources to provide individualized and group support.

Benefits of Participation

  • 3 credits worth of tuition and fees (in-state or out-of-state) = FREE CLASS
  • Support towards regaining academic eligibility
  • Individualized and group support to identify and address challenges
  • Develop a sense of community with peers and professionals

Students who participate in Sophomore Summer are expected to engage in required co-curricular activities outside of class designed to further develop academic skills and foster community among the program participants. Students are required to engage in the following activities during Sophomore Summer.

  • Enroll in 6 credit hours: EDUC 330: Science of Learning + one other 3 credit hour course
  • Engage in one-on-one support with Sophomore Summer staff
  • Participate in Road to Resilience twice a week. See information above.

If you have any concerns about housing during Sophomore Summer, please email Sarah Stanfield at

If you have questions about whether this program is a good fit for you, please contact your assigned Academic Eligibility counselor or Sarah Stanfield at