Student Retention

Student Retention

Student Academic Success Is Our #1 Priority

The Office of Student Success and Retention strives to coordinate campus wide efforts to provide appropriate student-centered guidance grounded in the Jesuit value of cura personalis.

The Griff Center for Academic Engagement provides assistance to students, parents and faculty in the following ways:


  • Guide students toward solving problems and fostering awareness of college service and resources.
  • Encourage academic progress and persistence.
  • Support students who are off-track with summer school options through our Student Success Assistance Program.
  • Guide students through the leave of absence and/or total withdrawal process when medically or personally necessary, and assisting with the re-entry process when a student on leave is ready to return. 
  • Provide support to students who choose to transfer from Canisius or leave the institution to pursue other life paths.

Parents & Faculty

  • Supply parents with online resources that may help them support their student’s success.
  • Support faculty with assistance in student issue resolution and providing a communication system for students of concern.
  • Organize committees that facilitate planning, developing, implementing and evaluating a successful retention plan that relates to the college’s strategic plan.