What is Academic S.T.A.R.S.?
Academic S.T.A.R.S. (Students Achieving and Reaching for Success) is a cultural transition and retention program designed for newly admitted African-American, Latinx American, Hispanic, Native American and Multiracial freshmen. The program helps to prepare students to achieve academic success, enrich their college experience and explore their cultural heritage. As a result of participating in the program, we hope students will:
- Develop academic, personal, professional and social skills
- Establish a community with peers, faculty and staff at Kent State University
- Enrich their cultural identity and self-awareness
what happens during the summer program?
Students will enroll in two college courses and earn six credit hours that count towards graduation.
Attend Study Tables
Students will attend study tables every day with their S.T.A.R.S. brothers and sisters to study and complete class assignments.
Build a Community
Students will engage in activities to create a sense of community within the group.
Students will participate in the S.T.A.R.S. workshop twice a week. The S.T.A.R.S. workshop will equip students with tools to help them develop academic, personal, professional and social skills.
Engage in a Cultural Rites of Passage Experience
Students will participate in a Rites of Passage experience the last week of the program. Rite of Passage promotes self-pride, acceptance of student’s cultural heritage and awareness as well as appreciation of cultural differences.
when does the program take place?
The program will begin Sunday, June 9th and will end Friday, July 19th.
when does the application process begin and end?
The application process is now closed and participants have been selected.