SRI Mission Statement

The office for Strategic Retention Initiatives (SRI) promotes academic excellence and campus engagement among students at the University of North Texas.  Through intensive, targeted programming this office encourages students to participate in curricular and co-curricular activities designed to help them graduate and prepare for successful lives after UNT. 

Our office offers three primary programs to help students at and after UNT:

Early Start

Early Start is a 5-week summer residential program that offers newly admitted first-year students an opportunity to earn up to six (6) hours of graded credit before the Fall semester begins.


The UNT Motivated Alliance for a Rigorous, Transformative and Interdisciplinary Approach to Learning (MARTIAL) is a living learning community of young men who share an interest in pursuing academic success while at the University of North Texas.

Summer Scholars

Summer Scholars is a program for returning UNT students who are committed to improving their academic foundation here at UNT.  Students will participate in our virtual program over the 5-week 1 summer session and work with academic peer mentors as they participate in weekly workshops.