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Student Support and Engagement

Student Support

By Editorial Staff

25 Years of Academic Excellence

The Auburn Engineering Academic Excellence Program was founded in 1996 as the Minority Engineering Program. Dedicated to promoting diversity within engineering, the program serves to recruit, retain and reward underrepresented students within all engineering fields. 

For 25 years, the Academic Excellence Program has played a vital role in promoting diversity among the Auburn University student body while serving students through academic and professional development, mentorship and peer learning. Now serving more than 400 students each year, the Academic Excellence Program offers those same opportunities as well as collaborative study groups, workshops, programs for career readiness and financial awards. 

In recognition of the impact on student success that the program has made in its first quarter century, the program will be known as the Auburn University Center for Inclusive Engineering Excellence going forward. More representative of the broader support and expanded mission of the program, the Center for Inclusive Engineering Excellence elevates the standing of this program on the Auburn Engineering campus. 

From Pre-College to Graduation and Beyond

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has many avenues for students to find academic and professional support and guidance on their path to graduation. From K-12 outreach through student support and post-graduate guidance, the comprehensive Auburn Engineering experience makes the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering the best student-centered engineering experience in the country. 


The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s vision is committed to exposing K-12 students to the field of engineering. In partnership with faculty, staff and campus partners, the College of Engineering engages K-12 students through hands-on and interactive engineering programs while empowering and encouraging students to develop the necessary skills and confidence to pursue a career in a STEM field. 


Fostering the success of female engineering students is the guiding principle of 100+ Women Strong, an organization to recruit, retain and reward Auburn women in engineering. Alumni and friends of Auburn Engineering offer their time to encourage female engineering students through mentoring, sharing professional experiences and unique networking opportunities. 


Students are encouraged to participate in individual and group tutoring services that cover nearly 75 subjects in math, science and high-demand engineering courses. 


The academic advisors and faculty in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering are engaged and ready to help students achieve their academic goals. Additional peer advising and mentoring programs serve to further highlight the Auburn Engineering experience as one that centers student academic achievement. 


The college’s Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations aims to equip students to discover, develop and launch purposeful careers. By providing customized, student-centered career coaching and resources and cultivating industry-focused partnerships, Auburn engineers can feel confident in their search for a co-op, internship or full-time position.