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Office of Black Student Success

Vision & Mission


To be at the forefront in providing African descent students access and success in higher education.


The Office of Black Student Success offers supportive services that foster the transition and integration of African descent students into the university and help them thrive and achieve academic and personal success.




Educational Opportunity Program & Special Support Programs

  • Summer Bridge Program
  • Renaissance Scholars Program
  • Dream Success Center
  • Office of Black Student Success

Goal 1: Identify, select and admit eligible students into the program

Goal 2: Assist students in understanding program history, expectations, and requirements

Goal 3: Assess and monitor student academic progress

Goal 4: Assist student with major/career exploration

Goal 5: Provide guidance and referrals to financial aid and scholarships

Goal 6: Promote student personal engagement

Goal 7: Provide comprehensive training for mentors to support student engagement and retention

Goal 8: Establish and nurture collaboration and community partnership