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Unity Environmental University Introduces AI Chatbot “Spruce” – Your On-Demand Academic Support Companion

Answers are a Text Away with Spruce, the 24/7 AI Chatbot for Students’ Success

Unity Environmental University Distance Education is proud to announce the launch of its latest innovation in student support: Spruce, the official AI chatbot of Unity. With a commitment to empowering students throughout their academic journey, Spruce offers instant assistance, proactive outreach, and a wealth of resources to enhance the student experience. This tool is in addition to our team of dedicated professional advisors who are here to guide students one-on-one throughout their college experience.

“In an ever-evolving digital landscape, Unity Environmental University recognizes the need for accessible and timely support that aligns with students’ busy schedules,” said Associate Vice President of Unity Distance Education, Denise Young.

Spruce, named after the resilient and enduring spruce tree, embodies this spirit by being available round the clock, providing immediate responses to a wide range of academic inquiries and administrative questions.

What Sets Spruce Apart?

Spruce isn’t just a regular chatbot – it’s a dedicated companion tailored to support students. Whether you have questions about course materials, term start dates, or any aspect of your academic journey, Spruce is just a text away. It ensures you’re equipped with accurate and timely information whenever you need it.

Beyond its responsive capabilities, Spruce takes an active role in students’ success. Regular check-ins on academic progress and well-being foster a sense of connection and support, helping students overcome challenges and access resources for both personal and academic growth.

Unity Environmental University’s commitment to nurturing sustainable ecosystems and promoting environmental stewardship is mirrored in the choice of the chatbot’s name. Like the enduring spruce tree, the university aims to provide students with a reliable foundation for their education, emphasizing resilience, growth, and interconnectedness.

Key Features of Spruce:

  • 24/7 Availability: Spruce is available day and night, ensuring students are never alone on their academic journey.
  • Instant Answers: Get quick and precise responses to a range of questions, from administrative details to academic inquiries.
  • Proactive Outreach: Spruce reaches out to students to offer timely support, creating a seamless and holistic academic experience.
  • Resource Connection: Access a variety of resources, from on-demand online tutoring to virtual counseling and professional advising.

“The introduction of Spruce aligns perfectly with our commitment to student success and innovation,” said Unity President, Dr. Melik Peter Khoury. “We believe Spruce will not only streamline students’ access to information but also provide them with a personalized support system that enhances their overall university experience. This is the first of many AI tools we will implement over the next few years to support students in and outside the classroom.”

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