What is thriving?
Thriving is growing vigorously. It is when an individual is able to progress towards or realize a goal despite or because of their circumstances and hardships. Thriving students keep trying, persisting through challenges with a positive perspective and confidence that they can succeed through hard work.
Thriving students are fully engaged intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
Thriving college students not only are academically successful, they also experience a sense of community and a level of psychological well-being that contributes to their persistence to graduation and allows them to gain maximum benefit from being in college (Schreiner, Pothoven, Nelson, & McIntosh, 2009)