This site provides information, instruction and FAQs related to the Starfish Student Retention Management System implemented at SJU in 2018.
Select your SJU role from the menu below for resources specifically tailored to your use of Starfish.


What Message Do Students See When Kudos/Flags are Raised?

What is Starfish?

Starfish is a collaborative effort between advising center staff, student support professionals and instructors at SJU to promote students success.  

Starfish provides instructors a better way to connect with students about class performance and provides student support staff with a means to better assist students who may be facing academic difficulty.  Starfish also provides students with the opportunity to schedule in-person appointments with advising center staff and support professionals, access their student success network and easily find contact information for campus offices.

Why Starfish?

The Star Thrower

A man saw a boy collecting starfish and gently throwing them into the ocean

“The tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die,” explained the boy.

“But look,” the man said. “There are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish!”

The boy picked up another starfish, threw it into the surf, smiled at the man, and said:

I made a difference for that one.