University Connect & Persist (UCAP) develops and utilizes proactive strategies that empower students to create action plans, establish success networks, and implement techniques that promote persistence to graduation and lifelong learning. In addition, UCAP engages the campus community in collaborative partnerships to facilitate student success.

Our Services

The Lending Library allows students to borrow one textbook per semester. Students who borrow a book meet with a UCAP Coordinator for a financial and academic wellness check. 

SGA Retention Award is a one-time-only tuition assistance award that helps students who are struggling financially. Students schedule an appointment with a UCAP Coordinator to discuss eligibility criteria and the application process.

Networking allows students to be more successful while at NKU and as they build their career. The UCAP Office assists students in creating their success networks.

Academic and financial success planning to help students navigate their scholarships, financial aid and align their academic plan with their financial resources.

How do students connect with us?

  • Early Referral: Faculty may refer any student who appears to need assistance with issues that could hinder academic progress. 
  • Walk-In/Self-Referral: Any student with questions or concerns related to their NKU experience is welcome to stop in or make an appointment with UCAP staff. 
  • Proactive Outreach: Students are contacted by our office about services and support that can help them be successful.   

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Email: ucap@nku.edu