Academic Success and Equity Programs
About Academic Success and Equity (ASE) Programs
Academic Success and Equity (ASE) Programs are unique, student-centered programs. To ensure students thrive in college and meet their educational goals, ASE Programs offer designated academic and financial aid counselors, university visits, study halls, community-building events, mentoring, and opportunities for student leadership.
Some ASE programs also feature opportunities to take culturally relevant classes from different disciplines that are connected through a common curriculum. Students take these classes together, often called a cohort model, and receive support from committed faculty and student services staff.
- Puente Project The mission is to increase the number of Mexican American/Latino students transferring to four-year colleges and universities. Puente is open to all students.
- Umoja (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is committed to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences and increasing the persistence, retention, and transfer rates of African American and other students.
- Resources & Assistance for Former Foster Youth (RAFFY) is an innovative and powerful counseling program that provides specialized support services for former foster youth.
- Mana (a concept, drawn from the cultures of Melanesia and Polynesia, describing a powerful miraculous force) is a program that builds a community among Pacific Islander students, offering specialized support and guidance toward educational goals.
*ASE Programs are part of Student Equity. For questions regarding Student Equity, please call our main line 760-757-2121 x6900.