STAR Program (Students Taking Academic Responsibility)

STAR is an academic success program for University College students on first-time probation or first-time reinstatement after a previous dismissal. The program provides volunteer professional staff, student mentors, and academic coaches from across campus who guide and support STAR students by helping them set realistic and attainable academic and personal goals, recommend campus resources, and address other needs or concerns as they arise. STAR students meet with their coach or mentor once a week (30 minutes) for 10 weeks during the semester. As noted in the academic probation policy and the reinstatement contract for University College students, participation in STAR or another program such as the Diversity Enrichment and Achievement Program (DEAP), 21st Century Scholars Success Program, or Student Support Services (SSS) is mandatory.

My first reaction was one of defiance, but then I thought, ‘it can’t hurt.’ I had little idea how much it would come to help me. I don’t have many friends on campus, and with my mentor, I realized I had someone at school I could communicate with and help keep me committed to my goals.

STAR Student