The STAR Program

STAR (Students Taking Academic Responsibility) 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

STAR students meet with their coach or mentor 4-5 times a semester for 30
minute sessions. Ideally, you will meet once in September, twice in October,
once in November, and once in December. 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