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The EKU NOVA Program


The NOVA Program is a federally-funded TRIO Student Support Services project that increases the retention and graduation rates of first-generation, limited-income, and/or students with disabilities. Utilizing an individualized, strengths-based approach, NOVA provides comprehensive support services from Orientation to Graduation in order to empower students to realize their fullest potential.


The NOVA Program will serve as a national model of excellence, providing a transformative undergraduate experience to students from underrepresented populations. NOVA graduates will be well-rounded, self-actualized, global citizens who aspire to achieve their full potential and contribute to the betterment of the world.

Core Values & Beliefs

  • ADVOCACY: NOVA believes in advocating for the unique needs of our students on campus, within our community, and at both state and national levels. 

  • ACCOUNTABILITY: NOVA values accountability and transparency of both internal and external program stakeholders.

  • COMMUNITY: NOVA believes that honesty, understanding, and communication are integral to the success of our community.

  • DIVERSITY: NOVA values and celebrates all student voices, experiences, and perspectives.

  • INCLUSIVITY: NOVA honors students from all backgrounds, orientations, and belief systems.

  • LEADERSHIP: NOVA believes in the importance of servant leadership and community stewardship.

  • PROFESSIONALISM: NOVA values the development of skills and competencies expected of a well-rounded professional.

  • SCHOLARSHIP: NOVA believes that all students have the potential for academic success.


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Check out the video below to see why our students love the NOVA Program!

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