Jacksonville UniversityStudent Enrichment Center

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Student Enrichment CenterConnect & Thrive!

The Jacksonville University Student Enrichment Center is your newest support hub on campus that’s designed to offer new students the connection, support, and resources they need to thrive as members of our campus community. 

The Center consists of a carefully selected team of experts and professionals exclusively dedicated to student success. Its team are highly mobile and proactive. They engage new students weeks before their first semester, consistently check in with them to see what they need, and meet face to face with students as much as possible.

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Important Info

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Student Enrichment Center

Davis Student Commons, 2nd floor


(904) 256-7694

FALL 2024 Events

Open House Tuesday, August 20
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Study Strategies to
Maximize Productivity
Tuesday, September 17
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Planning Your
Spring Semester
Tuesday, October 22
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
What Does it Mean
to be First Gen?
Tuesday, November 12
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Developing Skills that last a lifetime!

Our goal is to empower students to take responsibility for their own success and to teach them how to effectively advocate for themselves.

Access to tools and resources for new students!

New students get access to coaching and tailored resources that will help them develop additional skills in:

  • Self motivation
  • Discipline
  • Leadership
  • Self advocacy
  • Resourcefulness
  • Professionalism
  • Employment opportunities
  • Physical wellness
  • Mental wellness
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Student Enrichment CenterThrive Coaches

A thriving student is one who is experiencing personal and academic growth and developing resilience as they persist through the challenges of living on their own for the first time.

Our Thrive Coaches are helpers, connectors and, at times, cheerleaders, who help each student find a sense of belonging on our campus while nurturing greater independence. Thrive Coaches are part of a larger “Success Team” assigned to each incoming student. Each student’s Success Team also includes their admissions counselor, academic advisor and financial advisor. As students transition from high school to college, their Thrive Coach and Success Team provide consistent, individualized support to help meet their needs in every area – academics, social engagement, physical and mental wellness, and more.

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Student Enrichment CenterEarly and often

The first six weeks on campus are critical in determining whether a student will thrive at JU. To impact their experience upon arrival, we must begin coaching them months before they start classes. Our Thrive Coaches begin engaging newly accepted students as they prepare to enroll in their first classes at JU. They check in, remind students about important dates and deadlines, and help answer questions. They work closely with our New Student Experience team to ensure students are enrolled in orientation and ready to hit the ground running their first semester. By the time students arrive in the fall, they have an established success network they can rely on for guidance.

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Student Enrichment CenterNew Space Coming Soon!

Student Enrichment Center Facilities

Open 9am to 5pmDavis Student Commons, 2nd floor
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Student Enrichment CenterConnect with a Thrive Coach!

Make an appointment with one of our Thrive Coaches today!

Thrive Coaches provide consistent, individualized support to help meet their needs in every area –
academics, social engagement, physical and mental wellness, and more.

Meet the Team

Kaylee Bloom, Director of the Student Enrichment Center

My happy place is sitting on the beach at Lake Michigan with an apple cider donut in the crisp fall. When I'm not at work, I'm chasing my toddler around our backyard or writing a research paper; I'm currently a doctoral student focusing on how institutions can better utilize artificial intelligence for retention measures. I also have a B.A.A. in Public Relations and an M.S. in Higher Education. I am an avid volunteer with F.I.R.S.T. Robotics in game presentation for high school competitions. I look forward to helping you THRIVE at JU!

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Kira Kieler, Thrive Coach

Growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, I will always represent the “black and gold. I have a love for iced coffee and books; you can always ask me for some book recommendations! I moved to Jacksonville to become a Dolphin in 2019, and just finished my B.S in Political Science in Spring 2023. I'm currently studying in JU's MBA program. A Greek life alum, I was voted ‘Most Likely to Make You Laugh’ by my sorority sisters. I have a weakness for all things autumn, especially horror movies and pumpkin-spiced things! Phins up!

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Da’Rod Crutchfield, Thrive Coach

I earned my B.A. at The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) in Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management. I am currently studying in JU's M.S. in Organizational Leadership program. I have had exposure to program and facility management opportunities, student-staff supervision, operations, and development in the university setting. I also competed on the Men’s Track and Field team at UNCW as a jumper/sprinter and was named team captain. Let’s go, Dolphins!
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Contact UsLet's help you thrive.

The Student Enrichment Center is temporarily located in the Davis Student Commons, 2nd floor across from the JAX RecWell office. Students are welcome to utilize our main lounge area for studying or collaboration in between classes.

Contact Information Student Enrichment Center

Davis Student Commons, 2nd floor
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Phone: (904) 256-7694
Email: enrichment@ju.edu