I am a first-year student here at the University of Oklahoma, and although my time here on campus doesn’t even exceed an academic semester, the office of Project Threshold has been a great help to my college experience. As a first generation college student from a low socioeconomic background in Dallas, Texas, coming into the arena of college has been a frightening experience.
The staff of Project Threshold, advisors and student aides alike, especially Mrs. Crystal Carter, have made this foreign, frightening time much easier and more pleasant to navigate. Project Threshold has given me a place to call home on this grand campus. The program has become a facilitator to show me the magic of the University of Oklahoma. Without Project Threshold, I’d lose my connection to this campus, which I have already begun to hold dear to my heart.
Project Threshold and student support services are absolutely necessary for students in need. Through the people I have met from Project Threshold, I have begun to connect with other organizations and resources offered on campus. Threshold helped me to become proactive in my success.
Threshold gives me a family to rely on for support and a group of staff and other students to look up to for guidance as role models. Project Threshold is a greatly-appreciated and influential program here on this campus of the University of Oklahoma. I, as well as many other students on this campus, would be greatly saddened and disconnected from the magic of OU if the university was unable to create a new way to fund this important program.