SSRI Mission & Goals

Student Success & Retention Innovation (SSRI)

SSRI works to support the success of undergraduate students through our individual departments and strategic relationships.  

Assessment & Research 

C.A.T.S. Academics 

SALT Center

SSRI Strategy Team 


Thrive Center 


Transfer Student Center


Student Success & Retention Innovation supports the success of all undergraduates at the University of Arizona; increases retention and graduation rates through strengths-based programming, evidence-based practices, and robust assessment; and serves as a nationally-recognized example in public higher education for student success and degree completion.

Annual Report


Put Student Needs First

Anchor decisions, policies, and programmatic choices in student centered approaches. 

Offer Direct Support to Students

Provide well-resourced, accessible and inclusive support that quickly adapts to dynamic student needs. 

Promote Culture of Student Success

Create an affirming environment that fosters resilience, nurtures a growth mindset and promotes sense of belonging.

Partner for Academic & Personal Success

Advance productive and supportive relationships among faculty, advisors, staff, students, families, donors and alumni. 

Proactive and Early Outreach

Identify and positively guide individual students toward their goals, providing reinforcing feedback through proactive and early outreach efforts.  

Advance Educational Equity

Advocate for and offer support to first-generation students and those from low-income families and historically underserved groups.  

Encourage Scholarly Leadership

Develop staff as active participants in their fields, encourage them to continue learning and advancing their own skills, expertise and knowledge contribution