“The best part of EQUIP is the community that we built. I never imagined how close we would all become in one week.”
EQUIP is offered free of charge to invited students. There are a limited number of spots for each year’s cohort, and spots are offered on a first-come first-served basis. Students are accepted for the program until we have reached capacity.
EQUIP consists of three components:
On-campus component. Students stay on Southwestern’s campus for five nights in early-mid June immediately following the June SPROG Pre-Orientation day. Students participate in daily math classes that provide them with an active and immersive learning experience, and they also attend social events on campus and around Georgetown with their EQUIP peers. There are numerous opportunities for EQUIP students to meet with Southwestern students and faculty so they can gain further insight into SU’s science and math programs.
Online component. The on-campus portion is followed by a four-week self-directed, online math component in July where students continue practicing mathematics at home and meet with faculty online to help guide them through the material.
Academic-year component. Students will enroll in Calculus I for the Fall semester (unless they already have college credit). EQUIP students will also meet twice a month during the Fall semester to build community support and learn valuable information on STEM-related topics, including careers and research opportunities. EQUIP students are typically enrolled with one another in STEM-related First-Year Seminar (FYS) courses, however, this is not required. If students have already registered for classes at a previous SPROG day, we can help you fix your schedule.
Students who complete the Summer and Fall portions of the program will receive one academic credit at Southwestern. In addition, all EQUIP students will be given Chromebooks to ensure complete access to the program on campus and during online components in July. Upon the successful completion of EQUIP, students will keep their Chromebooks.