Griffon Edge


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why was I assigned to a particular group?
We assign students using a random process in order to allow new students to meet people outside of their field of study. Take advantage of your small group to make a core group of friends before classes begin, but also branch out during the large social events to meet other new students. Due to the large number of students enrolled in Griffon Edge, group changes are not allowed once the program has started.
2. Who are the Griffon Edge Mentors (GEMs)?
Your Griffon Edge group will be led by a trained student mentor, who was once a brand new Griffon just like you! They went through an interview process before being chosen to share their experiences with you, and they also receive a scholarship for being a mentor.

3. I am living on campus. Will I be able to move in early?
Yes, students who are enrolled in Griffon Edge get to move into their residence halls the day before orientation begins!

4. Griffon Edge is organized through the university website. Can I complete the course if I don't own a computer?
Yes, the university provides computer labs and free time for you to complete the assignments during Griffon Edge.

5. Will I need special clothing, supplies, or equipment to complete Griffon Edge?
The Service Project may require you to wear work clothes and closed-toe shoes depending on your service activity. Also, be prepared to bring regular school supplies (pen, paper, etc.) for note taking at lectures and discussions.

6. Can I use my own personal email address for Griffon Edge?
No, you must use the university email system for this course and with all other courses at MWSU.. You will have opportunities to learn more about using your university email account during Griffon Edge.

7. Do I need to attend all of the Griffon Edge Activities?
CED 131 Griffon Edge Orientation is a course worth 1 credit hour and counts toward graduation as an elective. Your attendance is vital for a passing grade! Daily attendance at activities, laboratories, assignments, and other sessions will be recorded. Optional night activities will be clearly identified so that students can plan their schedules. Lack of participation will lead to a poor grade.

8. Is Griffon Edge fun?
Absolutely! Be prepared to contribute to the discussions and enjoy yourself. College is fun, and Missouri Western is a great place to embrace your university experience!