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Tech steps forward to aid freshmen

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The whole goal, said Linda Griffin, dean of student development, is to get students involved as soon as they step foot on campus, even before — mail-outs to new freshmen begin during the summer, familiarizing them with traditions and features of the university.

Faculty also now have a resource in the BARC at their disposal for referrals. Instructors can now intervene, to a degree, and help students having academic or social difficulties through the BARC.

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