New Student and Family Programs

New Student and Family Programs

New Student and Family Programs (NSFP) provides various services and areas of support that assist students toward a successful transition into the Western Illinois University community.  These services include Leatherneck Launch (New Student Orientation) during fall, spring and summer which is designed to introduce new students to Western; and Camp Leatherneck, an engaging program for new students that takes place prior the start of the academic year.  Camp has a social focus and is based on the tenets of Leadership, Service and Community.  New Student and Family Programs also develops resources and support for Leatherneck family members and special student populations.  


Leatherneck Launch (New Student Orientation)

Leatherneck Launch programs take place for incoming students prior to each academic semester and for Fall matriculation, throughout the summer. 

Camp Leatherneck

Camp Leatherneck is a FREE 2-day leadership retreat for incoming students that focuses on individual leadership development, provides opportunities for student/faculty/staff interactions, emphasizes the importance of understanding diversity, and promotes social responsibility by participating in community service. 



  • Dr. Michelle Janisz                                                                                           
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Graduate Assistants
 Contact Information
  • (309) 298-1131