CAST takes a holistic approach to promoting learning and success by providing programs that address students’ academic, personal, and social development. The CAST staff advises all freshmen and undeclared sophomores. The department offers many initiatives to monitor their progress and to foster a strong connection between the students’ interests and their fields of study. These efforts include:
- Academic Advising
- New Student, Family, and Transfer Orientation
- Learning Communities
- Majors and Minors Fairs
- Sophomore Programs
- New Student Seminar
- Peer Leadership Program
- Academic Progress Program (APP)
CAST also recognizes and encourages the success of freshmen and sophomores through its support and advisement of:
- Alpha Lambda Delta, the First-Year Honor Society.
- National Society for Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), an honor society for high-achieving freshman and sophomore students.