2021 Holistic Student Supports Institute

November 4, 2021 - November 5, 2021

Virtual Conference

november 4–5, 2021

Join colleagues at ATD’s 2021 Holistic Student Supports Institute (HSSI) to learn alongside some of the foremost experts and institutions working toward a holistic approach to supporting students in higher education.


This year’s Institute will focus on three areas of student engagement and support:

  • Identifying and building strong community partnerships that support both the college and the community.
  • Creating engaging programs to provide both access and holistic support for students from first contact.
  • Designing innovative, ongoing equitable supports to help minoritized students reach their academic, career, and personal goals.

While the HSSI is open to individual participants, teams of four or more will benefit from facilitated workgroups and in-depth support that address problem areas or redesign that centers holistic supports and equity for your students.

Who Should Attend?

We strongly encourage college teams composed of individuals interested in pursuing a more equitable, holistic support experience for their students. This may include:

  • Senior and mid-level administrators, including academic and student affairs, finance and administrative leaders, and others who can champion this work at the executive level
  • Student support staff, including advisors/counselors, coaches, mentors, financial aid staff, librarians, etc.
  • Diversity officers
  • Faculty
  • Institutional research and technology
  • Student life staff
  • Individuals with diverse perspectives and experiences

Teams of four or more registered at the same time will receive a 10% discount. The institute is open to all two- and four-year colleges and universities, including colleges outside of the ATD Network.

Register today!

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in learning how your organization can participate in the institute, please contact Dayna Gilliard at dgilliard@achievingthedream.org or call 240-450-3805.



Thank you to our sponsors | Gold Sponsor: Nearpod | Silver Sponsors: Aviso Retention, EAB, Nearpeer

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