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Dragon Navigator Program

The Dragon Navigator Program (DNP) is your journey to success through community building, academic support and leadership development. DNP was created in 2015 to create a community of support at Drexel for students from underrepresented populations, including students who identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Pacific Islander.

Attending college can be daunting, from adjusting to a new environment to balancing school, home, and even work. For some students, college can even present a new set of challenges. Luckily, there are resources on campus to support you through your successful journey as a Drexel Dragon, such as the Navigator Program. Support for the program is cultivated through engagement with volunteers who are professional staff and faculty, or "Navigators," as well as upperclass peer mentors who are matched with you to assist in your journey as a first-year student at Drexel. Your mentors will also be able to connect you with resources around campus to assist you in meeting your academic, personal, and professional goals.

Through the network created within the program, you as a scholar will have the opportunity to connect with the various student organizations and academic resources on campus. You will be able to participate in workshops and other activities throughout the year. Events are hosted by various departments and organizations at Drexel and within the larger Philadelphia community.

Dragon Navigator Program Application

Are you a first-year student who is interested in applying to the Dragon Navigator Program for the 2017–2018 school year? Apply now

Dragon Navigator Living-Learning Community

Among the services the program offers is the Dragon Navigator Living-Learning Community (DN-LLC). The DN-LLC is designed to build a community for students who are members of the Dragon Navigator Program and choose to live in the residence halls. In addition to the benefits of the program, if you choose to, you will live together in Millennium Hall allowing the ability to socialize with other participants and experience peer collaboration throughout your first year. Living together can foster organic study sessions and brainstorming opportunities to help cater this experience with the program director to your wants and needs.

Space in the residence hall is limited! Make sure you complete the application to join the DN-LLC by May 26, 2017.

If you will be commuting during the first year, no worries! There will be plenty of opportunities for you to engage with the program through workshops and other activities.  

Student Advisory Board

Scholars will have the opportunity to stay connected after their first year by joining the student advisory board. The student advisory board works to ensure the program stays true to its mission through developing programs and connections that will benefit the scholars.

Learn more about the DNP