A new tradition was born at Texas Southern University, as students who have reached or exceeded 90+ credit hours attended the “Be Ready and Graduate” (B.R.A.G.) event on Tuesday, April 2, in the H&PE Arena. Speakers included representatives from the Office of the Provost and Student Services. During the event, students spoke with representatives from their college/school regarding their degree path and degree audit. They also received a B.R.A.G. pin, which they will turn in for an alumni pin upon graduation.
“We are excited to start this new tradition for our future TSU grads,” said President Austin A. Lane. “TSU wants to ensure our students make it to the finish line. As part of our Project Graduation initiative, we want to celebrate the students who have reached this critical 90-hour milestone.”
The initiative is an effort to increase the University’s graduation rates and help students on their pathway to success and completion at TSU.
“Our students are one of a kind; they are so different and unique,” said Provost Kendall Harris. “They have worked so hard to make it this far. We want them to know we are rooting for their success, one hundred percent, and are ready to see them across the finish line.”
To engage the students and incorporate social media, attendees were encouraged to post a #TXSUBRAG and talk about why reaching this milestone was important to them. To follow their stories, search the event’s official hashtag, #TXSUBRAG.
TSU plans to make this event a new tradition, giving students another milestone to look forward to along with their upcoming graduation.